Cabinet Expansion: 36 New Ministers sworn-in; 7 Promoted

Cabinet reshuffle: 15 Cabinet Ministers 28 MoS take oath.

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TNI Bureau: At least 43 new and old Ministers took oath this evening during the Cabinet Expansion. They include Narayan Rane, Sarbananda Sonowal, Dr. Virendra Kumar, Jyotiradiya Scindia, Ramachandsra Prasad Singh, Ashwini Vaishnaw, Pashupati Kumar Paras and Bhupender Yadav.

While 36 new Ministers were sworn-in today, 7 Ministers of State have been promoted.

7 from poll-bound Uttar Pradesh got the nod while 2 from Odisha – Ashwini Vaishnaw (Rajya Sabha) and Mayurbhanj MP Bishweswar Tudu were chosen as the Ministers. 7 women members have been inducted into the Modi Cabinet. /

7 Ministers – Hardeep Singh Puri, Kiren Rijiju, Anurag Thakur, Parshottam Rupala, G Kishan Reddy, RK Singh and Mansukh Mandviya have been promoted.

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12 Ministers, including Law & IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad, Forest & I&B Minister Prakash Javadekar, Health Minister Dr. Harsh Vardhan, Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank, Chemical and Fertilizer Minister DV Sadananda Gowda, Labour Minister Santosh Gangwar, MoS WCD Debasree Chaudhuri, MoS Babul Supriyo, MoS MSME and AHD Pratap Sarangi, Ratan lal Katariya, Dhotre Sanjay Shamrao  have been dropped from the Cabinet.

Thaawarchand Gehlot, who served as the Minister of Social Justice and Empowerment was appointed as the Governor of Karnataka on Wednesday.

Cabinet Ministers (15): Narayan Rane, Sarbananda Sonowal, Dr. Virendra Kumar, Jyotiradiya Scindia, Ramachandra Prasad Singh, Ashwini Vaishnaw, Pashupati Kumar Paras, Kiren Rijiju, RK Singh, Hardeep Singh Puri, Mansukh Mandviya, Bhupender Yadav, Parshottam Rupala, G Kishan Reddy, Anurag Thakur.

Ministers of State (28): Pankaj Choudhuary, Anupriya Singh Patel, Satyapal Singh Baghel, Rajeev Chandrasekhar, Shobha Karandlaje, Bhanu Pratap Singh Verma, Darshana Vikram Jardosh, Meenakshi Lekhi, Annpurna Devi, A Narayanaswamy, Kaushal Kishore, Ajay Bhatt, BL Verma, Ajay Kumar, Chauhan Devusingh, Bhagwanth Khuba, Kapil Moreswar Patil, Sushri Pratima Bhoumik, Dr. Subhas Sarkar, Dr. Bhagwat Kishanrao Karad, Dr. Rajkumar Ranjan Singh, Dr. Bharati Pravin Pawar, Bishweswar Tudu, Shantanu Thakur, Dr. Munjapara Mahendrabhai, John Barla, Dr. L Murugan, Nitish Pramanik.

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