Guwahati: Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi on Saturday said the much-awaited reshuffle of his ministry will be done in January with dropping of "some" existing ministers.
"I have postponed it due to Assembly session beginning this Monday. The portfolio change with new minister coming in will be done in January," Gogoi told reporters here.
Without dropping any hint, he said some existing ministers will be dropped during the reshuffle.
When asked if the Congress high command has approved it, Gogoi said, "I have not given any list to high command yet."
The Chief Minister said many angles have to be considered before inducting a new minister.
"We have to see whether a proper representation of religion, caste, region is there in the Ministry or not. Along with these, efficiency factor must also be there," he added.
Gogoi also informed the Police Commissionerate system for Guwahati City will be introduced from January and it will follow the Bhubaneswar model.
Talking about the Central government, the Chief Minister said people of Assam voted for BJP during Lok Sabha elections with lots of hopes, but the party has "cheated" them.
"NDA is totally exposed. They showed one face before elections and is now showing another face. They are doing big injustice to Assam and cutting all benefits to the state. People expected new schemes, but they are withdrawing all old benefits introduced during UPA tenure," he added.
Gogoi said the BJP-led government is making "U-turn" on every issue and gave examples of withdrawing supply of subsidised foodgrains to tea garden workers and suspension of new proposals under North East Industrial and Investment Promotion Policy (NEIIPP).
"There is no sign of 'achche din' (good days) for Assam. It is all 'kharab din' (bad days) for the state," he added.