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Sashi Behera, Ramesh Majhi given additional charges after Maharathy’s resignation

 

Bhubaneswar: After resignation of Minister Pradeep Maharathy, chief minister Naveen Patnaik today entrusted additional responsibilities to two ministers.

State Finance Minister Sashi Bhusan Behera has been entrusted with the additional charge of Agriculture and Fisheries & Animal Resources Development Department.

Similarly, besides being the minister of ST& SC development department, Ramesh Majhi has been asked to look after Panchayati Raj & Drinking Water Department.

The minor reshuffle was made after Pradeep Maharathy was reportedly made to resign from his post amid growing pressure from Opposition parties over his controversial comments on verdict in Pipili gang rape and murder case.

 

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