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Reshuffle: 37 changes in portfolios, three new faces

New Delhi: The reshuffle in the Union Council of Ministers today witnessed 37 changes in the allocation of portfolios though only three new faces were inducted.

All the new faces were from Congress while Prime Minister Manmohan Singh indicated that members of other parties could be inducted in an “expansive” reshuffle after the budget session.

A total of 17 portfolios were shuffled in the Cabinet rank while 15 Ministers of State got new departments. There were changes in the departments of four Ministers of State with independent charge.

The three new faces in the council were Beni Prasad Verma, Ashwani Kumar and K C Venugopal.

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