Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath on Wednesday expanded his council of ministers with 23 ministers taking oath at the Raj Bhavan. This is the first rejig of Adityanath's council of ministers since he came to power in 2017.
23 MLAs take oath as ministers in Uttar Pradesh Government, 6 of them as Cabinet Ministers, in the first Cabinet reshuffle of the present Government pic.twitter.com/IaUqWyt7oc
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New ministers who have been inducted in the Yogi Adityanath cabinet are:
|Cabinet Ministers||Ministers with Independent Charge||Ministers of state|
|Mahendra Singh||Neel Kanth Tiwari||Anil Sharma|
|Bhupendra Singh Choudhary||Kapil Dev Agarwal||Mahendra Gupta|
|Ram Naresh Agnihotri||Satish Dwivedi||Anand Swarup Shukla|
|Suresh Rana||Ashok Kataria||Vijay Kashyap|
|Anil Rajbhar||Ram Chouhan||Giraj Singh Dharmesh|
|Kamla Rani||Raveendra Jaiswal||Lakhan Singh Rajput|
|Ch Uday Bhan Singh|
|Chandrika Prasad Upadhyay|
|Ramshankar Singh Patel|
|Ajit Singh Pal|
Four ministers of state with independent charge were promoted as cabinet ministers, while two new faces, Ram Naresh Agnihotri and Kamla Rani Varun, joined as cabinet ministers. Six ministers of state with independent charge were inducted. The two-and-a-half-year-old BJP ministry will also have 11 new ministers of state.
Governor Anandiben Patel administered the oath of office in the presence of the chief minister.
Rajesh Agarwal, who was the Uttar Pradesh finance minister had announced his resignation on Tuesday and said, "Now I have turned 75-year-old and as per the policy of my party, I have submitted my resignation to the party leadership two days ago."
Swatantra Dev Singh was the transport minister in the Yogi Adityanath-led state Cabinet. Speculations regarding the Cabinet expansion started after Adityanath along with Singh met party national president Amit Shah and party's working president JP Nadda last week.
With inputs from agencies
Updated Date: Aug 21, 2019 15:05:31 IST