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Cabinet Expansion: The cabinet of Prime Minister Narendra Modi (PM Modi) was expanded and reshuffled on Wednesday.

Cabinet Expansion: The cabinet of Prime Minister Narendra Modi (PM Modi) was expanded and reshuffled on Wednesday. In this 36 new faces have been included, while seven current ministers of state have been promoted and included in the cabinet. 8 new faces were also given the status of cabinet ministers. President Ram Nath Kovind administered the oath of office and secrecy to all 43 members included in the Council of Ministers in a ceremony held at the Durbar Hall of Rashtrapati Bhavan. Apart from Prime Minister Modi, Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu, Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla, Defense Minister Rajnath Singh, Union Home Minister Amit Shah, Chief Defense Speaker General Bipin Rawat and many other dignitaries were present on the occasion.Also Read – Portfolios Of Ministers: Division of portfolios in the new cabinet of the Prime Minister, know who got which ministry; View Full List

After starting his second term as Prime Minister in May 2019 with 57 ministers, Prime Minister Modi has reshuffled and expanded the Union Council of Ministers for the first time. Narayan Rane, Member of Rajya Sabha from Maharashtra as Cabinet Minister, Sarbananda Sonowal, former Chief Minister of Assam, Virendra Kumar, former Union Minister and MP from Tikamgarh, Madhya Pradesh, Jyotiraditya Scindia, Rajya Sabha member from Madhya Pradesh, National President of Janata Dal United and Rajya Sabha member Ram Chandra Prasad Singh, BJP Rajya Sabha member from Odisha Ashwini Vaishnav and Paras faction of Lok Janshakti Party Pashupati Kumar Paras took oath. Also Read – Ashwini Vaishnav became the new Railway Minister of the country, Mansukh Mandaviya was given the responsibility of the Ministry of Health; Know who got which charge

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Apart from these, Kiren Rijiju, Rajkumar Singh, Hardeep Singh Puri and Mansukh Bhai Mandaviya also took oath as cabinet ministers. These four leaders have been promoted from Minister of State (Independent Charge) and given the status of Cabinet Minister. Rijiju was earlier the Minister of State (Independent Charge) in the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports and Singh was earlier the Minister of State (Independent Charge) in the Ministry of Power while Puri was the Minister of State (Independent Charge) in the Ministry of Housing and Urban Development and Civil Aviation. Mandaviya held the portfolio of Minister of State (Independent Charge) of the Ministry of Ports, Shipping and Waterways.

BJP general secretary and Rajya Sabha member from Rajasthan Bhupendra Yadav also took oath as a cabinet minister. The Ministers of State who were directly promoted and made cabinet ministers include Purushottam Rupala, G Kishan Reddy and Anurag Singh Thakur. Earlier, Rupala was the Minister of State for Agriculture, while Reddy was the Minister of State for Home and Thakur was the Minister of State for Finance.

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Among those who took oath as MoS are BJP MP from Mohanlalganj in Uttar Pradesh, Pankaj Choudhary, Apna Dal(S)’s Anupriya Patel, Agra MP SP Singh Baghel, BJP Rajya Sabha member from Karnataka Rajeev Chandrasekhar, Udupi Chikmagalur of Karnataka. MP from Shobha Karandlaje, 5th time MP from Jalaun in Uttar Pradesh Bhanu Pratap Singh Verma, MP from Surat, Gujarat Darshana Jardosh, MP from New Delhi Meenakshi Lekhi, MP from Koderma, Jharkhand Annapurna Devi, MP from Chitradurga, Karnataka A Narayanaswamy, Kaushal Kishor, MP from Mohanlal Ganj in Uttar Pradesh, Ajay Bhatt, MP from Nainital-Udham Singh Nagar of Uttarakhand, Ajay Mishra, MP from Kheri in Uttar Pradesh, BL Verma, Member of Rajya Sabha from Uttar Pradesh, Chouhan Debu Singh, MP from Kheda, Gujarat, Bhagwant Khuba, MP from Bidar, Karnataka, Kapil Patil, MP from Bhiwandi, Maharashtra, Pratima Bhowmik, MP from West Tripura, Subhash Sarkar, MP from Bankura, West Bengal, Bhagwat Karad, Member of Rajya Sabha from Maharashtra, Rajkumar Ranjan Singh, MP from Manipur, Maharashtra only died Bharti Pawar, MP from Odisha, Vishweshwar Tudu, MP from Mayurbhanj in Odisha, Shantanu Thakur, MP from Bangaon in West Bengal, Munjapara Mahendra Bhai, MP from Surendranagar in Gujarat, John Barla, MP from Alidwarapur in West Bengal, Tamil Nadu BJP President L Murugan and West Bengal Nishith Pramanik, MP from Cooch Vihar. Of these, Murugan and Sonowal are leaders who are not members of either House of Parliament.

Earlier, 12 ministers including Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank, Dr. Harshvardhan, Sadananda Gowda, Ravi Shankar Prasad, Prakash Javadekar, Santosh Kumar Gangwar resigned from the Union Council of Ministers. Apart from these, Thawarchand Gehlot, Babul Supriyo, Sanjay Dhotre, Ratanlal Kataria, Pratapchand Sarangi and Devshree Chaudhary also resigned from their respective posts. President Ram Nath Kovind accepted the resignation of all of them.

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