Seven new ministers included in Uttar Pradesh cabinet expansion
The new MoS are Paltu Ram, Chhatarpal Gangwar, Sangeeta Balwant Bind, Dharamveer Prajapati, Sanjeev Kumar Gaur and Dinesh Khatik
Seven new ministers were inducted into the Uttar Pradesh council of ministers led by chief minister Yogi Adityanath on Sunday.
While Congress deserter Jitin Prasada got the cabinet minister rank, six others took oath as junior ministers.
The expansion of the council of ministers has taken place as the BJP prepares for the assembly elections in the crucial state of Uttar Pradesh early next year.
The oath was administered by Governor Anandiben Patel at a function in the Gandhi auditorium in the Raj Bhavan in the presence of the chief minister.
The new MoS are Paltu Ram, Chhatarpal Gangwar, Sangeeta Balwant Bind, Dharamveer Prajapati, Sanjeev Kumar Gaur and Dinesh Khatik.
With the expansion, the upper limit of 60 of the ministry has been reached.
The maximum strength of the ministry can be 15 percent of the total strength of the Assembly. The Uttar Pradesh Assembly has 403 seats.