AGARTALA, May 23 � Tripura Chief Minister Manik Sarkar today reshuffled his Council of Ministers following the election of Commerce and Industries Minister Jitendra Chowdhury, as an MP.
Earlier today, ruling CPI-M MLA Naresh Chandra Jamatiya was sworn in as a Minister. Jamatiya, a senior party leader, was elected from Killa-Bagma Assembly constituency in Gomati district.
Governor Debananda Konwar administered the oath of office and secrecy to Jamatiya in the presence of Chief Minister Manik Sarkar and his Cabinet colleagues at the lawn of the Raj Bhavan here.
Later, a government notification stated that Jamatiya was given the portfolios of Forest, Rural Development (excluding Panchayat) and Election. Badal Chowdhury, who handled the portfolios of Finance, Revenue and PWD was divested of Finance and given the Health portfolio. � PTI