New Delhi: Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Sukhvinder Singh Sukhu on Sunday (January 7) expanded his cabinet to the strength of nine ministers. Governor Rajendra Vishwanath Arlekar administered the oath of seven MLAs including Vikramaditya Singh, son of former Himachal CM Virbhadra Singh.
The newly inducted ministers include three-time 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.
Himachal Pradesh | A total of 7 MLAs- Dr Dhani Ram Shandil, Chander Kumar, Harshwardhan Chauhan, Jagat Singh Negi, Rohit Thakur, Anirudh Singh and Vikramaditya Singh took oath as cabinet ministers. pic.twitter.com/4PCcgkst9m
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Rohit Thakur, Anirudh Singh and Vikramaditya Singh from Jubbal-Kotkhai, Kasumpti and Shimla (Rural) in Shimla district respectively were also among those inducted.
Besides the post of deputy speaker, three berths are still vacant as 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.
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