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Nirmala Sitharaman is new Defence Minister, Piyush Goel gets Railways

9 new faces inducted in Cabinet expansion. 4 Ministers of States elevated to Cabinet Rank. Focus is to reinforce team with power of 4 Ps of Passion, Proficiency, Professional and Political Acumen for the vision of New India.

PM Modi rewards four ministers of State with Cabinet rank for their excellent performance in Ministries. Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan, Power Minister Piyush Goel, Commerce Minister Nirmala Sitharaman and Parliamentry Affairs Minister Mukhtar Abaas Naqvi elevated to Cabinet rank.

Four top professionals with diverse background and rich administrative experience make it to the Union Cabinet. President Ramnath Kovind administers oath of office and secrecy to former Home Secretary RK Singh, former Mumbai Police Commissioner Satyapal Singh, former IAS officer K. Alphonse and former diplomat Hardeep Puri as new Ministers.

Shiv Pratap Shukla is a Rajya Sabha MP from Uttar Pradesh and also a Member of the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Rural Development. He has a long experience in Uttar Pradesh politics and is known for his work in Rural Development, Education and Prison reform during his tenure. A Law Graduate, Shukla was also jailed for 19 months MISA during the Emergency.

Representing Buxar Lok Sabha constituency of Bihar, Ashwini Kumar Choubey also has a long experience in public life. Active in politics since his college days, Choubey was very active in JP movement in the 1970s and was also jailed during the Emergency under MISA. He played important role in construction of 11,000 toilets for Mahadalit families.

Six time Lok Sabha MP Virendra Kumar represents Tikamgah constituency in Madhya Pradesh. He actively took part in the JP movement and was jailed for 16 months under MISA during the Emergency. Coming from the Scheduled Caste community, Virendra Kumar has dedicated his life to its service.



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