The Chief Minister will look after Home, General Administration and Information and Public Relations, highly placed sources in the Raj Bhawan said, adding that the list has been approved by the Governor Ram Nath Kovind.

Kumar's keeping the Home portfolio with him assumes significance as law and order is considered to be the biggest challenge for Kumar, who will be heading an alliance government with RJD and Congress in the state.

Tejwasi Yadav has been named the deputy chief minister and will be in charge of road construction and building construction departments, the sources said.

His elder brother Tej Pratap Yadav, who will be number three in the cabinet, will look after health and environment departments.

Senior RJD leader Abdul Bari Siddiqui was given the crucial Finance portfolio.

JD(U) minister Bijendra Prasad Yadav who held Finance Ministry in the outgoing Nitish Kumar Cabinet, will look after Energy Department now.

State Congress president Ashok Choudhary has been allotted Human Resources Department, the sources said.

JD(U) woman minister Manju Varma has been given charge of Social Welfare Department, the sources added.

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