Kerala; The swearing-in ceremony of the new cabinet will take place tomorrow
In Kerala, Preparations are in full swing at the Central Stadium in Thiruvananthapuram for the swearing-in ceremony of the newly elected cabinet to be held tomorrow. Governor Arif Mohammed Khan will administer oath at 3.30 in the evening.
Due to Covid pandemic, the function will be limited to a few selected invitees. Everyone is bound to produce a covid negative result taken before 48 hours and Covid Vaccination Certificate.
Meanwhile, the Kerala High Court sought explanation from the Government, regarding its decision with respect to the swearing-in ceremony of the newly elected cabinet tomorrow, by involving over 500 persons.
The Public interest litigation was filed before the high court, as the government planned to hold a grand swearing in function amidst the triple lockdown in Thiruvananthapuram. The High Court has also advised the government to limit the number of people taking part in the ceremony tomorrow.
Meanwhile the portfolio allocation of the new Pinarayi Vijayan led second LDF cabinet to be sworn in tomorrow has been officially announced.
Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan will be in charge of Home Affairs, IT and Public Governance. K. N. Balagopal will be the Finance minister and Veena George the new Health Minister.
The portfolio allocation for other Ministers are as follows.V Sivankutty will be the Minister for Education, P Rajeev the Minister for Industries,K Radhakrishnan the Minister for Devaswom, SC/ST Development , R Bindhu the Minister for Higher Education, Antony Raju- Transport, MV Govindan – Ecxcise and Local self-government,PA Mohammed Riyaz – Public Works Department , Tourism,V N Vasavan – Co operative Sector and Registration.
K Krishnankutty – Electricity, Ahammad Devarkovil – Ports, Saji Cheriyan – Fisheries, culture, V. Abdurahiman – Minority affairs and NRKs, J Chinchu Rani – Animal Husbandry & Dairy Development.
K. Rajan will be the Minister for Revenue Department, P. Prasad- Agricultural Minister, G. R. Anil – Food and Civil Supplies Department, A.K. Saseendran Forest Department and Roshy Augustine will be in charge of Water Resources Department.