Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel Photograph:( ANI )
Chhattisgarh Governor Anandiben Patel administered the oath to new state cabinet ministers in Raipur.
Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel on Tuesday conducted the first expansion of his Cabinet; 9 MLAs took oath as ministers, including a woman legislator, news agency PTI reported.
As per reports, Chhattisgarh Governor Anandiben Patel administered the oath to new state cabinet ministers in Raipur.
Among the ministers sworn in included Mohammed Akbar, Umesh Patel, Anila Bhediya and Ravindra Chaubey.
Bhagel has ordered officials to bring a proposal in the cabinet to return land which was acquired from tribal farmers in Bastar for a Tata Steel project.
Baghel took oath as Chhattisgarh chief minister on December 17, after the Congress won the state assembly election with a thumping majority.
Two other Congress legislators, T S Singh Deo and Tamradhwaj Sahu, were also sworn in as ministers that day.
The Congress returned to power in the state after 15 years, dislodging the Raman Singh-led BJP government.
(With inputs from PTI)