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Assam gets first female Finance Minister

  • Assam CM Hemant Biswa on Tuesday distributed portfolios to 13 ministers in his cabinet, a day after all of them took oath on Monday.

  • Five time MLA Ajanta Neong was given the portfolio of the Finance department, as a result of which she becomes the first female Finance minister of the state.

  • The cabinet comprises of 11 MLAs from the BJP part, while two others are from the alliance partner- Asom Gana Parishad (AGP) and one from the United People's Party Liberal (UPPL).

  • After being sworn in on Monday, CM Sarma stated that controlling the spread of the Covid-19 would be the first priority of his government and even the first cabinet meeting on Tuesday was regarding the government's strategy on the same.