Six state ministers were inducted in Prime Minister
Sheikh Hasina's cabinet today, within 18 days into her government's assuming of
office following a landslide victory in the December 29 national elections.
The new state ministers are Abdul Mannan Khan, Quamrul
Islam, Shahjahan Miah, Shamsul Haque Tuku, Motahar Hossain and Jahangir Kabir
The portfolios of the new state ministers were not
President Iajuddin Ahmed administered their oath of
office in a simple ceremony at Bangabhaban around 7 in the evening.
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, president-nominee Zillur
Rahman, Cabinet ministers and high civil and military officials were present at
the swearing-in ceremony.
With the swearing-in of the new six state ministers,
the numbers of the cabinet members rise to 38.