Cabinet members shuffled abruptly again!
In a major reshuffle in the cabinet, the government on Saturday replaced home minister Shahara Khatun with newly appointed minister Mohiuddin Khan Alamgir.
Shahara Khatun will now head the ministry of Post and Telecommunications.
Razi Uddin Ahmed will now head the Labour and Employment ministry, Khandaker Mosharraf Hossain Expatriate Welfare and Overseas Employment ministry, and Mostafa Faruk Mohammad Science and Technology ministry.
Minister Abdur Razzak was given the charge of Food ministry, Mujibul Haque Railways ministry while Obaidul Quader was moved to Communications ministry.
Besides, Abul Hassan Mahmood Ali was made minister of Disaster Management, Hasanul Haq Inu made Information ministry and Abul Kalam Azad got Culture Affairs ministry.
Newly sworn-in Abdul Hyee was made state minister for Fishers and Livestock and Omar Faruk Chowdhury state minister for Industry.
After the AL’s landslide victory in 2008 election, Hasina formed her cabinet with 31 members — 23 ministers and eight state ministers.
On January 24, 2009, she included six more fresh faces — a minister and five state ministers — in the council of ministers and reshuffled 10 portfolios.
The premier last expanded her cabinet on November 28, 2011 by inducting Suranjit Sengupta, now minister without portfolio, and Obaidul Quader, minister for communications and railways.
Following the recent expansion, the number of cabinet members, including the prime minister, is 51.
Syed Abul Hossain resigned recently over his alleged involvement in the Padma bridge project corruption while Tanjim Ahmad Sohel Taj voluntary resigned as minister of state for home within six months of the government taking office.