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Reshuffle of Modi Cabinet; 19 in, 5 out

This was the first major expansion in NDA Government since coming to power on May 26, 2014

Policy Pulse
Publish Date: Jul 5 2016 11:23AM | Updated Date: Jul 5 2016 11:18PM

Reshuffle of Modi Cabinet; 19 in, 5 out

President Pranab Mukherjee, Vice President Hamid Ansari and Prime Minister Narendra Modi with the newly inducted ministers. (Photo: Sunil Saxena)

 

The Modi Government on Tuesday inducted several new faces in its council of ministers.

 

The oath ceremony began at Rashtrapati Bhawan at 11 am, with President Pranab Mukerjee administering oath of office to new ministers.

 

While Prakash Javadakar has been elevated as cabinet minister, those who were included as Ministers of state include Faggan Singh Kulaste, S.S. Ahluwalia, Ramdas Athawale, Vijay Goel  and M.J. Akbar among others.

 

Those five who dropped from council of ministers are  Sanwar Lal Jat (Water Resources), Nihalchand (Panchayati Raj), Ram Shankar Katheria (HRD), Mansukh Bhai Vasava (Tribal Affairs) and Mohanbhai Kundaria (Agriculture).

 

With this, the strength of NDA Government currentlt stands at 78.

 

This was the first major expansion in NDA Government since coming to power on May 26, 2014.

 

List of 19 new ministers of state:

 

Faggan Singh Kulaste

 

SS Ahluwalia

 

Ramesh Chandappa Jigajinagi

 

Vijay Goel

 

Ramdas Athavale

 

Rajen Gohain

 

Anil Madhav Dave

 

Purushottam Rupala

 

M.J. Akbar

 

Arjun Ram Meghwal

 

Jaswant Sinh Bhabhor

 

Mahendra Nath Pandey

 

Ajay Tamta

 

Krishna Raj

 

Mansukh Bhai Mandavia

 

Anupriya Patel

 

C.R. Chaudhary

 

P.P. Chaudhary

 

Subhas Ramrao Bhamre