New Delhi: A day after Odisha Health Minister Naba Das was shot dead, state Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Monday transferred his portfolio to cabinet member Niranjan Pujari.
Governor Prof Ganeshi Lal has also given a nod to the proposal asking Finance and Parliamentary Affairs Minister Niranjan Pujari to take additional charge of the health and family welfare department, said an official statement issued by the chief minister’s office.
Health Minister Naba Das succumbed to his injuries hours later being shot on chest allegedly by a cop near Brajarajnagar in Jharsuguda district on Sunday.
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An eyewitness at the incident spot said that they saw a police personnel running away in the crowd after the gun shot was heard.
The victim minister was invited to a public grievance office opening where he was the chief guest. A huge crowd of people welcomed the minister on his arrival.
Meanwhile, a miscreant fired a bullet on the minister and ran away. The accused was allegely wearing the police uniform who was seen running away after firing the shot from close range.
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