Bihar: Nitish assigns portfolios, retains home

Portfolios were allocated among members of the Nitish Kumar cabinet in Bihar, with the CM retaining key departments like home which he had held in the previous government.

Other portfolios still with him are general administration, cabinet secretariat and election, besides “any other department not allocated among other members of the council of ministers”.

Deputy CM Tarkishore Prasad was given finance, commercial tax, environment and IT, all of which were previously held by his predecessor Sushil Kumar Modi. He also holds the disaster management and urban development portfolios. Renu Devi, the second deputy CM, will handle panchayati raj, other backward classes, extremely backward classes and industries.

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