In the Modi cabinet expansion, a total of 43 ministers along with 15 cabinet and 28 ministers of state took the oath of office and secrecy on Wednesday evening. The most important thing is that among the ministers who have taken oath of office, there are 7 women ministers. BJP’s ally Apna Dal (S) chief and Mirzapur MP Anupriya Patel has been given a place in the cabinet. On hearing the news of her becoming a minister, there was a celebration in Anupriya Patel’s office. This is considered to be an important step of BJP ahead of UP elections next year.
Along with this, Shobha Karandlaje, BJP MP from Udupi, Karnataka has taken oath as a minister. BJP MP from New Delhi Meenakshi Lekhi has also been given a place in the Modi cabinet for the first time. She is also a Supreme Court lawyer.
Annapurna Devi, the Parliament of the Bharatiya Janata Party, has also been administered the oath of minister from Koderma in Jharkhand. Along with this, Tripura West MP Pratima Bhaumka has also got a place in the Modi cabinet. Apart from this, Bharati Praveen Panwar, MP from Dindori, Maharashtra, has also been given a ministerial post. Along with this, Darshana Vikram Jardosh, MP of Bharatiya Janata Party from Surat, Gujarat, has also been made a minister.
It is noteworthy that among the 43 sworn ministers, Pankaj Chaudhary, Anupriya Patel (Apna Dal), Satya Pal Singh Baghel, Rajiv Chandrashekhar, Shobha Karandalje, Bhanu Pratap Singh Verma, Darshan Vikram, Meenakshi Lekhi, Anuppurna Devi, A Narayanasamy, Kaushal Kishore, Ajay Bhatt, BL Verma, Ajay Kumar, Devsinh Chauhan, Bhagwanth Khuba, Kapil Patil, Pratima Bhowmik, Subhash Sarkar, Bhagwat Karad, Raj Kumar Ranjan Singh, Bharti Praveen Pawar, Visheshwar Tudu, Shantun Thakur, Munjapara Mahendra Bhai, John Barala, L Murgun, Nishit Pramanik are also included.
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