Bihar Cabinet to induct two new faces today

April 1st, 2009 - 12:46 pm ICT by ANI  

Patna, Apr. 1 (ANI): Two new ministers, Bhavesh Chandra Thakur and Renu Kumari, will join the Nitish Kumar-led Bihar Government on Wednesday.

Governor R L Bhatia will administer oath of office to them at Raj Bhavan.

Thakur and Kumari would be filling in the space vacated by the resignation of Agriculture Minister Nagmani and Minister of State for Disaster Management Nitish Mishra following denial of tickets for the Lok Sabha elections to them.

Both new faces have been strategically chosen to represent the same caste as that of outgoing ministers.

The replacement is being done with due permission of the Election Commission as the Model Code of Conduct is in operation.

According to a source, both Thakur and Renu Kumari were also ticket aspirants from Sitamarhi and Khagaria respectively, and were dissatisfied with party leadership after being denied the same.

Rena Kumari, who is a doctorate in Gandhian thoughts, represented the Khagaria Lok Sabha seat in 1999. (ANI)

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