The notification states that all other portfolios that have not been allocated to any minister will be looked after by the chief minister. Manik Saha and his ministers were sworn in on March 8.
Tripura Chief Minister Manik Saha on Friday distributed portfolios to the new ministers. At the same time, the most important home department was kept with itself. According to an official notification issued by Chief Secretary JK Sinha, Manik Saha has retained the portfolios of Home, Health and Family Welfare and PWD, while Ratan Lal Nath has been given the charge of Power, Agriculture and Farmers Welfare.
Finance department has got along with. Sushant Chowdhary is the new minister in charge of food and civil supplies, transport and tourism while Sanatan Chakma has been given the charge of industry and commerce. Whereas Tinku Roy will look after the sports department.
Handicrafts and Sericulture and Statistics while Sudhanshu Das is the Minister for Scheduled Caste Welfare, Animal Resources and Fisheries. IPFT’s lone MLA Sukla Charan Notia has been given the Cooperative, Tribal Welfare (TRP & PTG) and Minority Welfare departments have not been allotted, will be looked after by the Chief Minister. Saha and his ministers were sworn in on March 8. The Chief Minister will also look after departments like Education, Information and Cultural Affairs, Urban Development, Rural Development, Panchayati Raj, Law and Parliamentary Affairs as these have not been allocated to any minister.
CPI(M), CPI, Congress team reaches Tripura to probe violence
An eight-member delegation comprising leaders of the CPI and the Congress arrived here on Friday on a fact-finding mission to take stock of the post-poll violence in Tripura. The team is expected to stay in the state till March 12, after which it will submit a report and the issue will be taken up in Parliament, which will convene from March 13. CPI MP Binoy Viswam had also tweeted about this on Thursday. After which it will submit a report and the issue will be raised in Parliament, which will convene from March 13. Pabitra Kar said the delegation would be divided into three teams, which would visit the affected districts of West Tripura, Sipahijala and Khowai.
Pabitra Kar claimed that there have been around 1,200 incidents of post-violence in the state since the results of the assembly elections were declared on March 2.could not be traced as countless incidents have happened since the announcement of the election results. A process has already been initiated to compile an authentic report on post-poll violence. On the other hand, Chief Minister Manik Saha, who came to meet the injured at GBP Hospital on Friday, asked the police to take strict action against the miscreants to maintain peace.