Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Bhubaneswar, Oct 21:

Hours after Atanu Sabyasachi Nayak resigned from Health and Information & Public Relations (I&PR) ministries over Sum Hospital fire incident, Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik this evening assigned Nayak’s portfolios to two senior ministers of the cabinet.


While Finance Minister Pradeep Amat was given additional charge of Health Department, Bikram Keshari Arukha was given the additional responsibility of Information & Public Relations (I&PR) Department.

Arukha currently holds Parliamentary Affairs portfolio along with the charge of Forest and Environment Department.

It may be mentioned that taking moral responsibility of the Sum fire incident that have killed 25 people so far, Nayak this evening resigned from both Health and I&PR portfolios he held.


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