Assam chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarma expands his council of ministers | Latest News India

Governor Jagadish Mukhi delivered the oath of office and secrecy to Jayantha Malla Barua and Nandita Garlosa.

Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sharma extended his cabinet for the first time on Thursday after the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) -led coalition returned to power last year. He joined two MLAs from his party and restructured some ministerial accounts.

Governor Jagadish Mukhi delivered the oath of office and secrecy to Jayantha Malla Barua and Nandita Garlosa. The council’s strength has now increased to 16. The BJP has 13 ministers, the Allies Assam Gana Parishad and the United People’s Party have a Liberal one.

The 40-year-old Barua defected to the BJP in 2015 with Sharma. A former president of the Assam Tourism Development Corporation, he served as Sharma’s political secretary before being promoted to minister. “I am happy to take on this new responsibility. Before taking the oath, Baruah said, “I will continue to do my best to serve the people.”

They are assigned the departments of Public Health Engineering, Tourism and Skills, Employment and Entrepreneurship.

The first time lawmaker Garlosa, 45, has a bachelor’s degree in zoology. She has been given authority, mines and minerals, cooperation, and local and tribal faith and culture departments.


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