Modi Cabinet reshuffle: Nine new faces inducted to Council of Ministers, suspense on portfolios


New Delhi: Nine new faces took oath as new members of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s council of ministers while four ministers were elevated to cabinet rank on Sunday morning at Rashtrapati Bhavan. The suspense continues on who will get what portfolio.

This is the third cabinet reshuffle since the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) came to power in 2014.

The new inductees in Modi’s ministry are: RK Singh (Lok Sabha MP from Arrah, Bihar), Hardeep Singh Puri (ex-diplomat), Shiv Pratap Shukla (Rajya Sabha MP from Uttar Pradesh), Satyapal Singh (Lok Sabha MP from Baghpat), Alphons Kannanthanam (ex-bureaucrat), Ashwini Kumar Choubey (Lok Sabha MP from Buxar, Bihar), Anant Kumar Dattatreya Hegde (Lok Sabha MP from Uttara Kannada), Gajendra Singh Shekhawat (Lok Sabha MP from Jodhpur), andVirendra Kumar (Lok Sabha MP from Tikamgarh, Madhya Pradesh).

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