Bhubaneswar: Odisha Finance Minister Sashi Bhusan Behera and ST & SC Development Minister Ramesh Majhi were given additional charges on Sunday.
According to reports, Behera has been given the charge of Agriculture & Fisheries & Animal Resources Development Department while Majhi will look after Panchayati Raj & Drinking Water Department.
Both the Ministers were given the charges after Pipili MLA Pradeep Maharathy resigned from the cabinet over his controversial statement on the court’s verdict in the Pipli gangrape and murder case.
Meanwhile, Chief Minster Naveen Patnaik has accepted Maharathy’s resignation and forwards it to Governor Pro. Ganeshi Lal.