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Cong turncoat Chavda gets Tourism and Fisheries ministries

Press Trust of India  |  Ahmedabad 

Vijay Sunday allocated portfolios to new inductees in his cabinet, including turncoat who will head Tourism and Fisheries departments.

On Saturday (March 9), expanded his cabinet by inducting three members including Chavda who quit the on March 8 to join the BJP, the latest such exercise since July 2018.

At that time, veteran leader was made a on the same day of him quitting the

While Chavda was given a cabinet berth, BJP MLAs and Dharmendrasinh Jadeja, a former Congressman, took oath as ministers of state.

Chavda is a four-time MLA from Manavadar constituency and a of OBC Ahir community.

Patel represents Manjalpur constituency in district and Jadeja Jamnagar West seat. Jadeja had crossed over to BJP ahead of 2017 Assembly elections.

The has allocated Tourism and Fisheries department to Chavda, stated an official release issued by the (CMO).

Until now, Forest and Ganpat Vasva was holding the charge of Tourism ministry while Fisheries department was handled by minister Purshottam Solanki, who has been unwell.

Patel is made the MoS for Narmada and Urban Housing Development, and Jadeja the MoS for Food and Civil Supplies.

The CM also appointed Vaghodia MLA Madhu Shrivastav as of the Agro Industries Corporation Limited.

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First Published: Sun, March 10 2019. 19:10 IST