"It is nearly a month since Harish Rawat was sworn-in as the new CM. Still the ministers are without portfolios. If someone approaches them with a complaint, their standard excuse is they cannot do anything as they don't have a portfolio," Leader of Opposition in Uttarakhand Assembly, Ajay Bhatt, said.

Noting that non-allocation of portfolios has a paralyzing effect on development, Bhatt said the ‘one-man show’ of Harish Rawat with all the portfolios under his charge is not well for a flood-hit state like Uttarakhand where so much needs to be done to put life back on track.
    
"So much needs to be done for the calamity-hit people of the state. No Chief Minister can accomplish this huge task single handedly. It is strange that something which usually happens within three to four days of a government being sworn-in has not happened even about a month after the new CM’s oath taking,” he said.

Bhatt further said the delay may have been caused by the ‘Chief Minister’s dilemma with ministers vying with each other for the key posts’.
    
"The new CM seems to be in a fix, unable to decide which department should be given to whom," he said.

(Agencies)

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