By Dr. Satywan Saurabh Prime Minister Narendra Modi recently launched a funding facility of Rs 1 lakh crore under the Agricultural Infrastructure Fund. This fund has been launched as part of ‘Self-reliant India’ to make farmers self-reliant. This fund will help create ‘post-harvest crop management infrastructure’ and ‘community agricultural assets’ such as cold storages, collection […]
Patna, March 11 (IANS) Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar Tuesday inducted legislator Lessi Singh into the council of ministers and said the next cabinet expansion would be after the Lok Sabha polls.
Governor D.Y. Patil administered the oath of office to Lessi Singh at the Raj Bhavan. Nitish Kumar, assembly Speaker Uday Narayan Chaudhary and others attended the function.
Lessi Singh’s induction is the first expansion of the cabinet after the ruling Janata Dal-United (JD-U) ended its 17-year-old alliance with the Bharatiya Janata Party in 2013.
The JD-U legislator from the Damdaha assembly seat in Purnea district was inducted a day after industry and disaster minister Renu Kumari Kushwaha resigned from the cabinet citing personal reasons.
With the chief minister accepting Kushwaha’s resignation Tuesday, there is no woman left in the cabinet.
Nitish Kumar’s statement that he would expand the cabinet after the polls has disappointed several legislators who were eyeing a berth in the council of ministers.