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Yogi Adityanath allots portfolios in UP cabinet, keeps home and Finance ministry
Seema Faizee
Last Updated : 22 Mar 2017 06:51:34 PM IST
Yogi Adityanath allots portfolios in UP cabinet, keeps home and Finance ministry
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Deputy CM's Keshav Prasad Maurya and Dinesh Sharma get PWD ministry and higher education ministry respectively.

Yogi Adityanath on Wednesday announced his picks for cabinet portfolios with the Uttar Pradesh chief minister keeping the home ministry with himself. Deputy CM Keshav Prasad Maurya has been allocated public works department, food processing, entertainment tax and public enterprises department, while the other deputy CM Dinesh Sharma gets higher and secondary education, science and technology, electronics and IT departments.

Rita Bahuguna Joshi, the former UP Congress chief has been assigned Women and Child Development and Tourism.

Siddharth Nath Singh, a veteran party spokesperson, has been given the health ministry.

The only Muslim in the new government, Mohsin Raza, will be in charge of Science and Technology, Electronics, IT, Muslim Waqf and

Chetan Chauhan gets Sports and Youth development, Surya Pratap Shahi gets Agriculture Ministry.

Suresh Khanna gets Parliamentary Affairs, Satish Mahana has Industries and Swami Prasad Maurya has been allotted Labour and Employment.
Swati Singh has been allocated women and child welfare portfolio.

Shrikant Sharma has Energy and Suresh Rana, a controversial politician accused in the 2013 Muzaffarnagar riots, is in charge of the Sugarcane department.

Earlier in day, The chief minister visited all the floors of the annexe building (of the state secretariat) in Lucknow and met officials posted there. After detecting betel stains on walls, he asked employees not to consume paan or paan masala during duty hours and ensure cleanliness. Deputy chief minister Keshav Prasad Maurya accompanied CM Yogi. Adityanath also asked the staff to make the atmosphere in the building healthy and clean by avoiding the use plastic. The ban has been extended to schools, colleges, hospitals and other government buildings as well.

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