Friday, January 14, 2011


The much-anticipated reshuffling of the Congress-led SPF Govt of Manipur has finally been affected. Other than the Chief Minister himself and his deputy, the senior most Congress legislator Th. Devendra Singh, the rest of the 10 cabinet ministers in the Congress-CPI coalition SPF Govt had their portfolios reshuffled. Chief Minister Okram Ibobi continues to hold the DP, Home, Finances and MAHUD while Deputy CM, Th. Devendra Singh’s portfolio of Revenue, Forest & Environment and Law & Legislature remain unchanged. CPI Legislator, Ph. Parijat Singh who held the Health & Family Welfare, CADA and Labor & Employment will now hold Power, Horticulture & Soil Conservation and Tribal Development. Commercial & Industry and FCS & Corporation Minister, Y Irabot Singh is one of the worst affected by the reshuffled. Irabot is given the least important Printing & Stationary and Sericulture. Education Minister L Jayanta who also held the Sericulture and Transport will now hold Health and Family Welfare and Corporation. SPF Spokesperson, N Biren has been rewarded an additional portfolio of FCS besides his previous charge of IFCD and Youth Affairs & Sports. The only Naga Minister in the SPF govt was relieved of his previous portfolios and given the important charge of Education and Science & Technology. In a minor reshuffle, Manipur Chief Minister Okram Ibobi Singh has reallocated some portfolios in his Secular Progressive Front ministry.


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