Guwahati News Desk: Rameswar Teli took charge as the Union Minister of State for Labour and Employment. Teli also took charge of Petroleum and Natural Gas at Shram Shakti Bhawan on Thursday.
However, the Former Chief Minister of Assam Sarbananda Sonowal takes oath as a Union Minister of Ports, Shipping and Waterways, and AYUSH in the Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s revamped Cabinet on Wednesday.
On Wednesday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s revamped Cabinet a total of 43 ministers have taken oath as the Union Ministers. Among the 43 ministers, 36 new faces were seen and 7 ministers who got promoted were inducted.
After the cabinet expansion by PM Modi, Northeast will have five ministers and it is expected to have 27 OBC leaders out of which five will be in the cabinet.
This is for the first time reshuffle in the council of Ministers by PM Modi inducted. Meanwhile, one member each from the Christian, Muslim and Sikh community and two from the Buddhist community has been included. Modi government also includes 13 lawyers, six doctors, five engineers, seven civil servants, seven PhD holders, and three ministers with business degrees.
Anurag Thakur, G Kishan Reddy, Paroshottam Rupala, Kiren Rijiju, Hardeep Singh Puri, Mansukh Mandaviya and Raj Kumar Singh are the seven Ministers of State who were promoted.
Narayan Rane, Sarbananda Sonowal, Jyotiraditya Scindia, Ajay Bhatt, Bhupender Yadav, Shobha Karandlaje, Sunita Duggal, Meenakshi Lekhi, Bharati Pawar, Shantanu Thakur, and Kapil Patil; JD(U)’s R C P Singh, LJP’s Pashupati Paras, and Apna Dal’s Anupriya Patel are the new Ministers who were inducted in the new Union Cabinet expansion led by Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi on Wednesday.