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Cabinet reshuffle like kho-kho: Vilasrao

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First published: July 12, 2011, 9:49 PM IST | Updated: July 12, 2011
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Cabinet reshuffle like kho-kho: Vilasrao
Union Minister Vilasrao Deshmukh said getting a Cabinet berth at the Centre itself is a promotion.

Thane: Union Minister Vilasrao Deshmukh, who was moved from Rural Development to Science and Technology, on Tuesday likened the Cabinet reshuffle to a game of kho-kho. "It's kho-kho," he quipped when asked whether Tuesday's reshuffle is like a cricket match, referring to the popular field game.

Asked by reporters whether he looked at the change in his portfolio as a demotion, Deshmukh said "getting a Cabinet berth at the Centre itself is a promotion. What is a demotion after that? It is getting the rank of a Minister of State.

Deshmukh is locked in a straight contest with former Test cricketer Dilip Vengsarkar for the post of the Mumbai Cricket Association and was in Thane in connection with the biennial election to the sports body.

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