Seven new ministers sworn into Himachal Cabinet in presence of Governor, CMtext_fields
Shimla: Seven additional ministers were added to the Sukhvinder Singh Sukhu-led Himachal Pradesh cabinet, bringing the total number of members to nine.
At a ceremony held at the Raj Bhawan, Governor Rajendra Vishwanath Arlekar administered the oath to the newly appointed ministers.
The newly inducted ministers include eldest MLA Dhani Ram Shandil from Solan, Chander Kumar from Jawali in Kangra district, Harshwardhan Chauhan from Shillai in Sirmaur district and Jagat Singh Negi from tribal Kinnaur district.
Rohit Thakur, Anirudh Singh and Vikramaditya Singh from Jubbal-Kotkhai, Kasumpti and Shimla (Rural) in Shimla district respectively were also among those inducted, PTI reported.
Besides the post of deputy speaker, three berths are still vacant as the maximum number of ministers, including the chief minister, cannot exceed 12.
Chief Minister Sukhu and Deputy Chief Minister Mukesh Agnihotri were sworn in on December 11.