Jharkhand cabinet expanded

Jharkhand CM Arjun Munda expanded his ministry by inducting nine cabinet ministers including four new faces.

Last Updated: Oct 08, 2010, 14:07 PM IST

Ranchi: Jharkhand Chief Minister Arjun
Munda on Friday expanded his ministry by inducting nine cabinet
ministers including four new faces.

The ministers were sworn-in by Governor M O H Farook
at the Raj Bhavan.

Of the nine ministers, four were from JMM, three from
BJP and one each from the JD (U) and the AJSU.

With this, the total strength of the cabinet rises to
12, including the chief minister.

Earlier on September 11, Munda and two of his deputies
- Sudesh Mahto and Hemant Soren - formed the BJP-led coalition
government.

The ministers were Satyanand Jha, Bimla Pradhan and
Baidyanath Ram (all BJP), Haji Hussain Ansari, Hemlal Murmu,
Champai Soren and Mathura Prasad Mahato (all JMM), Gopal
Krishan Patar alias Raja Peter (JD-U) and Chandra Prakash
Chowdhury (AJSU).

Their portfolios are yet to be allocated.

PTI