Manmohan expands cabinet with new faces

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Seven Cabinet ministers, including new faces such as K. Rehman Khan and Chandresh Kumari, and 15 Ministers of State were sworn-in on Sunday 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.

Portfolio allocation

Law Minister Salman Khurshid was made the new External Affairs Minister, following the resignation of S.M. Krishna. Mr. Krishna had announced on Saturday that he is quitting "to make way" for the younger generation.

Ashwani Kumar, who was sworn in on Sunday was made the Law Minister. K. Rehman Khan, a long-time Congress member was made Minority Affairs Minister.

Ajay Maken was elevated as Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation Minister. He was earlier the Minister of State (Independent Charge) of Sports and Youth Affairs.

Dinsha Patel and Pallam Raju were promoted as Cabinet Ministers in Mines Ministry and HRD Ministry respectively. Kapil Sibal will now only handle Telecom portfolio.

Chandresh Kumari is the new Culture Minister and Manish Tewari, the new information and broadcasting minister. Their predecessors Kumari Selji and Ambika Soni had resigned ahead of cabinet reshuffle.

Veerappa Moily was moved to Petroleum Ministry from Corporate Affairs, Jyotiraditya Scindia has been made Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Power.

Sachin Pilot was made Minister of State in Corporate Affairs with Independent charge.

Telugu actor-turned politician, Chiranjeevi, has been alloted Minister of State (Independent) Tourism.

Tariq Anwar, the only Nationalist Congress Party MP who got a ministerial bertn is the Minister of State for Agriculture. He will be reporting to his senior party colleague Sharad Pawar, who is the Agriculture Minister.

Railways portfolio, which handled by various Trinamool Congress MPs, will now be headed by Pawan Kumar Bansal. Mr. Bansal's previous portfolio, Water Resources, will now be taken care of by Harish Rawat.

Jaipal Reddy was relieved from his existing portfolio, Petroleum and Natural Gas Ministry, and made Minister for Science & Technology and Earth Sciences. (PTI)



President Pranab Mukherjee, Vice President Hamid Ansari and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh with newly sworn-in ministers at Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi on Sunday
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  • C. Seneveratne Sunday, 28 October 2012 11:18 PM

    If you are looking for a minister of thugs & drugs
    can get one from Sri lanka.

    richardson Monday, 29 October 2012 01:26 AM

    Anay Chooti Pilun karaya. Beautiful Gym suit.

    Matalan Monday, 29 October 2012 03:23 AM

    Sixty times bigger than Sri Lanka has less than 25% of its cabinet members. i.e. Indian ministers work more than 4 times. That's service and patriotism.

    Imran Hussein Sunday, 28 October 2012 09:50 AM

    According to SL theory India could have 4040 in total. (101X40).

    Gampolaya Sunday, 28 October 2012 10:07 AM

    Oh, has he fogotten tsampanthan as chief minister to sri lanka?

    Lobo Sunday, 28 October 2012 10:58 AM

    Expanding the cabinet?? Is he taking the cue from SL cabinet?

    Lalindra Sunday, 28 October 2012 12:18 PM

    Following the example of the small neighbor below.

    mamath Sunday, 28 October 2012 12:26 PM

    Though not in the photo CBK, the Prime Ministerial Ad visor on Cabinet Composition Affairs was the mastermind ....

    unchikun Sunday, 28 October 2012 12:26 PM

    The Asian syndrome ?

    xlntgson Sunday, 28 October 2012 01:15 PM

    Salman Kurshid will bear the brunt of total Tamil front against Sri Lanka. I suppose a Kannadiga won't be foreign minister in the near future! Lost chance.

    Big Ears Sunday, 28 October 2012 03:27 PM

    The more the merrier!

    Big Ears Sunday, 28 October 2012 03:39 PM

    South Asia.


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