Khattar retains key portfolios

October 30, 2014 01:43 am | Updated November 16, 2021 07:17 pm IST - CHANDIGARH:

Even as he kept most of the important ministries with himself, Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar allocated portfolios to his six cabinet colleagues and three ministers of State.

They were sworn in on Sunday at a public function that was attended by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

According to a late night communication from the State government, Governor Kaptan Singh Solanki granted his consent to allocation of ministries, which are believed to have been approved by the BJP’s central leadership.

Another communication, quoting Mr. Khattar said that the new State government would function as a team and seek to fulfil the aspirations of the people. The 17 portfolios Mr Khattar retained include Home, Power, Town and Country Planning and Urban Estates, Mines and Geology, General Administration, Science and Technology, Urban Local Bodies, Administration of Justice, Archives, Architecture, Electronics and Information Technology, Housing, Jails, Information, Public Relations and Cultural Affairs, Personnel and Training, Raj Bhawan Affairs and Renewable Energy.

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