Ministerial portfolio reshuffle in Mizoram

Aizawl, Mizoram Chief Minister Lal Thanhawla today undertook a minor reshuffle of portfolios in his two-year-and-five-month-old ministry by taking away the portfolios of Minor Irrigation, Soil and Water Conservation and Fisheries from his senior cabinet colleague H Liansailova. While Lal Thanhawla kept these portfolios, he gave Finance and Planning departments to Liansailova, an official order said, adding that the former still kept Political and Cabinet, Vigilance, General Administration Department, Secretariat Administration Department, Power and Public Works portfolios. In addition to the two new portfolios, Liansailova retained Agriculture, Horticulture, Department of Personnel and Administrative Reforms. This was the first reshuffle of portfolios taken up by the chief minister after forming his ministry in the latter part of 2008.