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19 new ministers in the cabinet

19 new ministers in the cabinet

Yesterday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced the new members of his much anticipated expansion of Council of Ministers. In the new 19 members, there were several dalit and OBC leaders and leaders from poll-bound states like UP.

Prakash Javadekar is the only minister who held the independent charge of environment and was promoted to the cabinet rank. All the new candidates already took oath as ministers of state.

This new expansion depicts the attempts of BJP to get more dalits and OBCs on their side. The votes from them would be very important in key states like UP and Gujarat.

Except Vijay Goel and Faggan Kulaste, the other members are all considered new faces. Few of the members have been ministers in BJP-ruled state governments.

When it comes to dalit MPs chosen, there is Ajay Tamta, Arjun Ram Meghwal, Krishna Raj, Ramdas Athawale, Ramesh C Jigaginagi. The new ministers gave their oath at a ceremony in Rashtrapati Bhawan with President Pranab Mukherjee.

The other members who were inducted in the Modi government were Anupriya Patel, S S Ahluwalia, P P Chadudhary, C R Chaudhary, M J Akbar, J Bhabhor, Purshotam Rupala Mansukhbhai Mandaviya, S R Bhamre, Mahendra Nath Padey, A M Dave, Rajen Gohain. All but two of them are from BJP. Patel and Athawale are BJP allies.

Three MPs each were chosen from Uttar Pradesh, Gujarat, and Madhya Pradesh. Four were chosen from Rajasthan. There is a chance that at least three ministers of state would be dropped.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi congratulated each and every one of the new members and asked them to work hard to create a positive difference in the country. He urged them all to transform India to something better. Modi even tweeted shortly after the conclusion of swearing-in ceremony and congratulated the new members.

Image credit: PM Modi in Odisha image by Narendra Modi is licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0

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