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Jharkhand cabinet expanded

Last updated on: March 29, 2005 19:18 IST

Five legislators were sworn in as ministers in Jharkhand on Tuesday, taking the strength of the Arjun Munda Cabinet to 11.

Raghubar Das and Pradeep Yadav of the Bharatiya Janata Party, Radhakrishna Kishore and Ramesh Singh Munda of the Janata Dal (United) and Kamlesh Singh, who switched over to the BJP from the Nationalist Congress Party, were sworn in by Governor Syed Sibtey Razi.

The other five members of the ministry - Sudesh Mahto, Madhu Kora, Enos Ekka, Chandra Prakash Choudhuri, Hari Narain Rai and the CM, were sworn in on March 12, a day after the nine-day-old Shibu Soren ministry resigned.

On March 16, a faction of the NCP's Jharkhand unit, led by its president Dhruv Bhagat and to which Kamlesh Singh belongs, merged with the BJP.

Kamlesh Singh is yet to take oath as MLA.


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