UP, Bihar secure highest number of ministerial births in Modi 3.0 cabinet | India News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Uttar Pradesh and Bihar have secured the highest number of ministerial positions in Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s newly formed council of ministers, while Maharashtra, which is set to hold assembly elections, has also gained significant representation. Uttar Pradesh, with the largest number of Lok Sabha seats at 80, has been allocated nine ministerial positions, including one Cabinet post.Bihar has secured eight ministerial positions, including four Cabinet berths.
Maharashtra has been granted six ministerial positions, including two Cabinet posts. Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, and Rajasthan each have five members in the council of ministers that took oath on Sunday.
Haryana, Andhra Pradesh, and Tamil Nadu have been allocated three ministerial positions each, while Odisha, Assam, Jharkhand, Telangana, Punjab, West Bengal, and Kerala have two ministerial positions each in the council of ministers.
Rajnath Singh is the sole Cabinet minister from Uttar Pradesh, while Gujarat’s four Cabinet ministers include Prime Minister Modi, Amit Shah, Mansukh Mandaviya and C R Paatil.
Bihar’s four Cabinet ministers include former chief minister Jitan Ram Manjhi from HAM(S), Rajiv Ranjan Singh ‘Lalan’ from JD(U), Giriraj Singh from BJP and Chirag Paswan from LJP (RV). Madhya Pradesh has three Cabinet positions, occupied by former chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan, Virendra Kumar, and Jyotiraditya Scindia, while Nitin Gadkari and Piyush Goyal represent Maharashtra in the Cabinet.
Tamil Nadu has two prominent Cabinet ministers in Nirmala Sitharaman and S Jaishankar, along with L Murugan as Minister of State. Rajasthan has three Cabinet positions held by Ashwini Vaishnaw, Bhupender Yadav, and Gajendra Singh Shekhawat, with Arjun Ram Meghwal as Minister of State (Independent Charge). Dharmendra Pradhan and Jual Oram represent Odisha in the Cabinet, while Karnataka has two Cabinet ministers in former chief minister H D Kumaraswamy and Pralhad Joshi.
BJP President Jagat Prakash Nadda, former chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal, Annpurna Devi, and Kiren Rijiju are Cabinet ministers from Himachal Pradesh, Assam, Jharkhand, and Arunachal Pradesh, respectively.
Manohar Lal Khattar, K Ram Mohan Naidu, G Kishan Reddy, and Hardeep Singh Puri represent Haryana, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, and Punjab in the Cabinet. Among Ministers of State (Independent Charge), RLD chief Jayant Chaudhary is from Uttar Pradesh, Shiv Sena leader Prataprao Jadhav from Maharashtra, Rao Inderjit Singh from Haryana, Arjun Ram Meghwal from Rajasthan, and Jitendra Singh from Jammu and Kashmir. Actor-turned-politician Suresh Gopi, who won from Thrissur Lok Sabha seat, and senior BJP leader from Kerala, George Kurian, have been appointed as Ministers of State.
(With agency inputs)

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