Ajanta Neog (PTI PHOTO)
GUWAHATI: Assam received its first girl finance minister on Tuesday when new CM Himanta Biswa Sarma picked Ajanta Neog, the lone feminine member of his 14-strong cupboard, to deal with the important thing portfolio whereas selecting ally AGP’s Keshab Mahanta to steer the Covid battle as well being minister.
Sarma, who had managed each departments within the erstwhile Sarbananda Sonowal authorities, retained the house, PWD, personnel and all different unassigned portfolios. Neog, who switched from Congress to BJP forward of the elections, will maintain further duty of the social welfare division. Apart from well being, AGP veteran Mahanta will probably be accountable for science and know-how and IT. Schooling, one other of Sarma’s key obligations in his earlier stint as a minister, went to Dr Ranoj Pegu.
AGP president Atul Bora retained the agriculture, horticulture, animal husbandry and veterinary and border space improvement portfolios, simply as BJP’s Chandra Mohan Patowary received transport, industries and commerce and talent improvement. Aside from persevering with to supervise these departments, he was given further cost of minorities’ welfare.
Barak Valley consultant Parimal Shuklabaidya was allocate