India, Nov. 14 -- A day before the much-awaited induction of legislators in the Haryana council of ministers, governor Satyadeo Narain Arya allocated 11 plum ministerial portfolios to deputy chief minister and Jannayak Janata Party (JJP) leader Dushyant Chautala on Wednesday as chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar strives to keep his ally in good humour.

Chautala, whose party formed a coalition with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) after the October 21 assembly elections produced a hung assembly, is expected to reallocate some of the portfolios to two other MLAs from the JJP camp who will be sworn in as minister on Thursday afternoon.

Some BJP ministers who are sworn in may serve as ministers without portfolio as the party brass decides o...