PM Narendra Modi's Cabinet expansion

PM Narendra Modi's Cabinet expansion - Sakshi Post

Former Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar and three others were on Sunday inducted into the Union Cabinet as Prime Minister Narendra Modi expanded his council of ministers, bringing in 21 new ministers as Shiv Sena kept away from the exercise.

Suresh Prabhu, a former Shiv Sainik and power minister in Vajpayee government, senior BJP leader JP Nadda and Jat leader from Haryana Birender Singh, who joined BJP ahead of assembly elections, were the other Cabinet ministers to take oath of office and secrecy at a function in the Rashtrapati Bhavan.

Unresolved issues between Sena and BJP in Maharashtra stopped Sena MP Anil Desai from taking oath as he reportedly returned to Mumbai from the airport after arriving here on Sunday morning.

Bandaru Dattatreya and Rajiv Pratap Rudy, who were ministers in the Vajpayee government, and Mahesh Sharma, newly-elected MP from Gautam Buddh Nagar bordering Delhi, were sworn-in as Ministers of State with Independent Charge.

14 other ministers of state were sworn in. They are Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi, Ram Kripal Yadav, Haribhai Parthibhai Chaudhary, Sanwar Lal Jat and Mohanbhai Kalyanjibhai Kundariya Giriraj Singh, Hansraj Ahir, Ram Shankar Katheria, Jayant Sinha, Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore, Babul Supriyo, Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti and Vijay Sampla (all BJP) and Y S Chowdary, a Rajya Sabha member from TDP.

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  • Shiv Sena leader Suresh Prabhu sworn-in
  • Manohar Parrikar sworn-in as Cabinet Minister at Rashtrapati Bhawan
  • JP Nadda sworn-in as Cabinet minister
  • "I am proud that he (Modi) has selected me. It is a great honour. With it comes greater responsibility... I have come here for responsibility," says Rajyavardhan Rathore.
  • Rajiv Pratap Rudy, BJP MP from Saran constituency in Bihar, takes oath as Cabinet minister.
  • Bandaru Dattatreya inducted into Modi's council of ministers
  • Mahesh Sharma inducted into union council of ministers
  • Sanwarlal Jat takes oath as MoS

  • Haribhai P Chaudhry sworn in as MoS
  • Ramkripal Yadav takes oath as MoS
  • Haribhai Parthibhai Chaudhary takes oath as MoS
  • Sanwar Lal Jat takes oath as MoS
  • Mohanbhai Kalyanjibhai Kundariya takes oath as MoS
  • Sujana Chowdary takes oath as MoS
  • Vijay Sampla takes oath as MoS
  • Giriraj Singh takes oath as MoS
  • Hansraj Ahir takes oath as MoS
  • Prof. Ramshankar takes oath as MoS
  • Jayanth Sinha takes oath as MoS
  • Rajvardhan Singh Rathore takes oath as MoS
  • Babul Supriya takes oath as MoS
  • Sadvi Niranjan Jyothi takes oath as MoS
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