GUWAHATI: After days of will-he- wont-he, Assam chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal expanded his two year old council inducting four cabinet and three state ministers on Thursday.
Governor Dr Jagdish Mukhi administered these seven inductees oath of office and secrecy at a function in the Raj Bhawan in the morning attended by the chief minister and his cabinet colleagues.
Siddharth Bhattacharya and Bhabesh Kalita from BJP took oath as cabinet ministers while Chandan Brahma from BPF and Phani Bhusan Chaudhury from AGP also were administered oath in the same rank.
All four ministers of state in independent charge are from BJP who took oath in the same function. They are Piyush Hazarika, Tapan Kumar Gogoi and Sumu Ronghang.
For the first time the year old Sonowal team expanded his cabinet giving raw deal to three strong contenders who include Prasanta Phukan, Padma Hazarika and Atul Bora.