Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s cabinet at the center got an added boost. He has inducted 21 new faces and his cabinet now has a total of 66 ministers, who will be charge of key policies and decision-making.
Former Goa Chief Minister, Manohar Parrikar is set to become India’s Defense Minister, senior Bjp leader JP Nadda will be the Health Minister. Former Shiv Sena leader, Suresh Prabhu is set to become the new Railway Minister and Congressman Birender Singh will be in charge of Rural Development.
Also, Parrikar, Nadda, Prabhu and Singh were inducted in the Union Cabinet.
Following are the Ministers of States:
Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi
Ram Kripal Yadav
Haribhai Parthibhai Choudhary
Sanwar Lal Jat
Mohanbhai Kalyanjibhai Kundariya
Ram Shankar Katheria
TDP's YS Chowdary
Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore
Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti
Bandaru Dattatreya, Rajiv Pratap Rudy and Mahesh Sharma took oath as Ministers of State (Independent Charge).
Introduction of AYUSH as a separate ministry
This stands for Ayurveda, Yoga, Unani, Siddha and Homeopathy which will be a ministry on its own. Sripad Yesso Naik will be in charge of this ministry along with Health and Family Welfare.