Shanti Dhariwal loses Home Ministry, Nagar loses Food and Supply

Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot today effected a reshuffle withdrawing the crucial Home portfolio from Mr Shanti Kumar Dhariwal who has been strongly criticised for his alleged mishandling of the situation of communal violence in Gopalgarh town of Bharatpur district in September last. While re-allocating portfolios among his ministerial colleagues, for accommodating newly-inducted ministers, the Chief Minister has decided to retain charge of Home portfolio along with 10 other departments including the key portfolio of Finance and Planning. Mr Shanti Dhariwal will now hold the portfolios of Urban Development, Local Self Government and Law and Justice. Newly-elevated cabinet minister Ashok Bairwa has been entrusted with Social Justice and Empowerment.
Another cabinet minister Bharat Singh has been shifted from Panchayati Raj and Rural Development department to Public Works Department (PWD) while Brijkishore Sharma has been brought from Transport to Primary, Secondary and Sanskrit Education the portfolios which were held by dropped minister Bhanwar Lal Meghawal. Energy Minister Dr Jitendra Singh has not only succeeded in retaining his present portfolio of Energy but also got charge of the department of Public Health Engineering, Ground Water which was held by dismissed Minister Mahipal Maderna.