Cabinet Reshuffle: Pradhan Gets Education, Civil Aviation for Scindia
PM Modi will be monitoring the Ministry of Science & Technology, while Amit Shah takes over Ministry of Cooperation.
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Post the Cabinet reshuffle, newly-inducted Cabinet minister Mansukh Mandaviya has been given the health portfolio, while Hardeep Puri has been given Urban Development and the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas, reported news agency ANI.
Ashwini Vaishnaw will be the Minister of Railways as well Minister of IT and Communication, while Dharmendra Pradhan has been given Ministry of Education and Skill Development, clubbed together.
Anurag Thakur has been appointed Union Minister for Information and Broadcasting, along with Youth Affairs, reported ANI. Meanwhile, Jyotiraditya Scindia has been appointed Civil Aviation Minister.
PM Modi will now be monitoring the Ministry of Science & Technology, while Amit Shah will be looking after the newly-formed Ministry of Cooperation, in addition to handling the Ministry of Home Affairs, reported ANI.
Those who took oath as ministers included Ajay Bhatt, Bhupender Yadav, Shobha Karandlaje, Sunita Duggal, Meenakshi Lekhi, Bharati Pawar, Shantanu Thakur, LJP’s Pashupati Paras, and Apna Dal’s Anupriya Patel
Fifteen Cabinet ministers, including some new faces, were sworn in at the swearing-in ceremony held at the Rashtrapati Bhawan
Twenty-eight members, including Meenakshi Lekhi, Pankaj Choudhary, Anupriya Patel, and Shobha Karandlaje, were inducted as Ministers of State
Ahead of the Cabinet reshuffle, the government on Tuesday had created a new Ministry of Cooperation
Ahead of the much-awaited reshuffle, 12 members of the Council of Ministers had submitted their resignations
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Grateful That PM Modi Trusted Me: Paras
Reacting to being inducted into the Cabinet, Pashupati Kumar Paras said: "I am grateful that PM Modi trusted me and decided to include me in Union Cabinet. I also thank the people of Hajipur."
Many First-Time MPs Take Oath
First-time MPs Bharati Pawar (Maharashtra), Bishweswar Tudu (Odisha), Shantanu Thakur (West Bengal) were sworn in as Union ministers of state.
First-term Lok Sabha MPs Munjapara Mahendrabhai (Gujarat), John Barla and Nisith Pramanik (West Bengal) also took oath as Union ministers of state.
They followed Subhas Sarkar, Bhagwat Kishanrao Karad and Rajkumar Ranjan Singh.
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