Guwahati, Jun 9 (UNI): Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma expanded his Cabinet on Thursday with the induction of two new faces.
While Jayanta Malla Baruah and Nandita Garlosa were inducted in the Cabinet, several other ministers underwent portfolio change. This was the first reshuffle in the Himanta Biswa Sarma-led BJP government in Assam.
Sarma was sworn in as the chief minister of Assam on May 10 last year.
Newly inducted Baruah has been given the portfolios of public health engineering department, skill, employment and entrepreneurship department and tourism department.
On the other hand, Garlosa has been given the portfolios of the power department, Cooperation department, mines and minerals department and indigenous & tribal faith and cultural department.
Meanwhile, in the major change of portfolios among ministers in the Assam cabinet, Chandra Mohan Patowary has been stripped of the transport department and given the forest department. Similarly, Parimal Suklabaidya, who earlier served as Assam forest and environment minister, has been given the transport department.