October 28, 2012 · 0 Comments
Seven Cabinet ministers, including new faces K Rehman Khan and Chandresh Kumari, and 15 ministers of state were sworn in today as Prime Minister Manmohan Singh expanded his council of ministers.
Five ministers of state — Dinsha Patel, M M Pallam Raju, Harish Rawat, Ajay Maken and Ashwani Kumar — were promoted to Cabinet rank. Congress spokesperson Manish Tewari and actor-turned- politician Chiranjeevi were brought in as ministers of state with independent charge, while Shashi Tharoor made a comeback as minister of state after over two years.
12 new ministers of state were sworn-in. They are Tariq Anwar (Maharashtra), K Suresh (Kerala), A H Khan Chowdhry, Adhir Ranjan Chowdhry and Deepa Dasmunshi, (West Bengal), S Satyanarayana, K Jayasuyraprakash Reddy, P Balram Naik, and Killi Kriparani (Andhra Pradesh).
Lalchand Kataria (Rajasthan), Ranee Narah (Assam) and Ninong Ering (Arunachal Pradesh) are the others who were sworn-in as MoS.
By Web Editor