No thought on ministry reshuffle: Patnaik
DTNext 2019-01-09 05:30:00
Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik said he has no plans to reshuffle his ministry now.
"There is no thought on ministry reshuffle," Patnaik told reporters on the sidelines of a meeting here.
Apart from Maharathy, another ministerial berth has been lying vacant since last year.
It has been lying vacant since dismissal of Damodar Rout from the council of ministers.
With Maharathy's resignation and dismissal of Rout, the number of ministers in the council have come down to 18.
Odisha can have a maximum of 22 ministers, including the chief minister.
As per the 91st Amendment to the Constitution, the number of ministers in the state should be not more than 15 per cent of the numbers of the state Legislature.