Mizoram CM expands cabinet, inducts new face, elevates three to Cabinet rank | Popgen Tech


Aizawl, December 20 (IANS): Mizoram Chief Minister on Tuesday expanded his cabinet by inducting a new face and elevating three ministers to the Cabinet rank.

Governor Hari Babu Kambhampati administered the oath of office and secrecy to K. Lalrinliana, Lalchhandama Ralte, Lalruatkima and Lalrinawma.

Lalrinawma, who resigned as deputy Speaker of the Mizoram Assembly last week, is the new inductee while the other three ministers were Ministers of State earlier.

Chief Minister, Deputy Chief Minister Tawnluia, cabinet colleagues, Mizoram Assembly Speaker Lalrinliana Sailo, a host of dignitaries and senior officials were present at the swearing-in ceremony, which was held at the Raj Bhawan Circular Lawn.

The ministers, who were elevated as Cabinet Ministers would continue to hold their current ministerial portfolios while Lalrinawma was allotted the portfolios of Ministries of Social Welfare and Tribal Affairs, Excise and Narcotics, Sericulture and Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Department.

On the instructions of the Chief Minister, Minister of Social and Tribal Affairs K. Beichhua resigned from his post on December 13.

The 40-member Mizoram Assembly is expected to go to polls in November or December 2023.


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