Acharya gets IT, BT dept as additional charge

Higher Education Minister V S Acharya was on Saturday given additional portfolio of Information Technology and Biotechnology.

Last Updated: Dec 11, 2010, 18:52 PM IST

Bangalore: Higher Education Minister V S
Acharya was on Saturday given additional portfolio of Information
Technology and Biotechnology, held by Katta Subramanya Naidu,
who quit in the wake of an alleged land scam.

The Bangalore Water Supply and Sewerage Board will now be
under Urban Development Minister S Suresh Kumar, a Rajbhavan
communique said.

The Housing portfolio has been allocated to V Somanna,
who has been divested of the department of Food, Civil
Supplies and Consumer Affairs.

The Housing and BWSSB departments were also with Naidu
before he resigned after his name figured in an FIR lodged
against him by the Lokayukta over a land deal.

Naidu, a trusted aide of chief minister BS Yeddyurappa
had resigned on December 3, becoming the first political
casualty of the land scam charges haunting the BJP government
in the state

According to the communique, Energy Minister Shobha
Karandlaje has been given additional charge of Food, Civil
Supplies and Consumer Affairs.

PTI