Modi expands cabinet, 21 new ministers take oath
November 10 , 2014
In a major cabinet expansion, five months after he led the BJP to a landslide victory in the national elections, India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi has included 21 new ministers and reshuffled key ministries, according to media reports.
Engineer-turned-politician Manohar Parrikar, who was the chief minister of the western Goa state, now holds the all-important post of union defense minister.
Other new ministers, include Rajyavardhan Rathore, an Olympic medalist; Babul Supriyo, a singer; and former Union Minister Suresh Prabhu, a charted accountant who has been made railway minister.
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