PM Modi Cabinet Expansion 2021 Live Updates: New ministers thank PM Modi; vow to fulfil his vision

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Updated: July 8, 2021 6:15:24 pm

PM Modi 2.0 Cabinet Reshuffle 2021 Live, Union Cabinet Expansion 2021 Live Updates: There are 36 new ministers including 16 first-time MPs. The total strength of the cabinet has increased to 78.

Modi 2.0 Cabinet Ministers and Their Profiles, PM Modi 2.0 Reshuffle Cabinet Ministers 2021Rajeev Chandrasekhar, Kiren Rijiju, Mansukh Mandaviya, Anurag Thakur were some of the ministers who took charge early today.

PM Modi Union Cabinet Expansion 2021 Live Updates: A day after 43 ministers including 36 new faces were inducted into the Modi cabinet, new ministers have started taking charge today. Rajeev Chandrasekhar, Kiren Rijiju, Darshana Vikram Jardosh, Danve Raosaheb Dadarao, Mansukh Mandaviya, Dr. Bharati Pravin, Ramchandra Prasad Singh, Ashwini Vaishnaw, Meenakshi Lekhi, Anurag Thakur were some of the ministers who took charge early today. Those who were promoted include Hardeep Singh Puri, Kiren Rijiju and Anurag Thakur. Meenakshi Lekhi, MoS MEA & MoS Meenakshi Lekhi today said that women have been given big responsibilities in the new cabinet. She said that while people used to speak of women empowerment, PM Modi made it possible. MoS Railways Raosaheb Danve and Darshana Vikram Jardosh also took charge of the office today. After taking charge, Ashwini Vaishnaw, Minister of Railways, said, “Railway is a major part of PM Modi’s vision. His vision for railways is to transform the lives of the people, that everyone – common man, farmers, the poor – gets the benefit of railway.”

New I&B minister Anurag Thakur said, “PM Modi has done terrific work in last 7 yrs to take India forward. The work done by people before me in I&B Ministry & responsibility given to me by the PM, I will try to meet those expectations.”

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi has inducted some new faces while there may be a change of portfolios for some. Meanwhile, all new ministers will be meeting BJP national president Jagat Prakash Nadda today at party headquarters. Yesterday, in a major development just ahead of the expansion, 11 union ministers – education minister Ramesh Pokhriyal, health minister Harsh Vardhan, animal and husbandry minister Pratap Sarangi, women and child welfare minister Debasree Chaudhuri and labour minister Santosh Gangwar, Minister of State for Education Sanjay Dhotre, Union Chemicals and Fertilizers Minister D V Sadananda Gowda, MoS Jal Shakti and Social Justice and Empowerment Ratan Lal Kataria, Asansol MP and MoS Environment, Forest & Climate Babul Supriyo, IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad, and Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar had resigned from their respective post.

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Yesterday, in a mega cabinet reshuffle, 42 MPs and Tamil Nadu BJP chief L Murugan took oath as minsters. Of which, 15 are cabinet ministers and 28 are Minister of State. Now, there are total of 9 women ministers in the new cabinet. In a major outreach towards OBC and SC/STs, the new Modi cabinet has record representation from the communities. The much-anticipated mega cabinet reshuffle of NDA 2.0 took place at Rashtrapati Bhawan.

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    18:15 (IST)08 Jul 2021
    Cabinet Expansion 2021 Live Updates: Munjapara Mahendrabhai takes charge as Minister of State in the Ministry of Women and Child Development

    Cabinet Expansion 2021 Live Updates: Munjapara Mahendrabhai takes charge as Minister of State in the Ministry of Women and Child Development and Minister of State in the Ministry of AYUSH. "PM Modi has taught me one thing - face any crisis. There was a sizeable reduction of COVID patients due to 'kadha'. Homeopathy, Modi's yoga have a big role in saving patients from COVID. Opposition members take medicines from me," said Munjapara Mahendrabhai, MoS, Ministry of AYUSH.

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    16:53 (IST)08 Jul 2021
    Cabinet Expansion 2021 Live Updates: Nisith Pramanik takes charge as Minister of State in the Ministry of Home Affairs

    Cabinet Expansion 2021 Live Updates: Nisith Pramanik takes charge as Minister of State in the Ministry of Home Affairs; and Minister of State in the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports.

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    16:30 (IST)08 Jul 2021
    Cabinet Expansion 2021 Live Updates: John Barla, West Bengal's Alipurduar MP takes charge as Union Minister of State for Minority Affairs

    Cabinet Expansion 2021 Live Updates: John Barla, West Bengal's Alipurduar MP takes charge as Union Minister of State for Minority Affairs. "I'll work for people of my country, specially for tea labourers & minorities of my constituency. People are little scared because of current govt in the state," said Barla.

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    15:58 (IST)08 Jul 2021
    Cabinet Reshuffle 2021 Live Updates: Five big names who did not make it to PM Modi's new Council of Ministers
    15:43 (IST)08 Jul 2021
    Union Cabinet Reshuffle Live: Pashupati Kumar Paras takes charge as Food processing minister

    Union Cabinet Reshuffle Live: Pashupati Kumar Paras takes charge as Cabinet Minister in the Ministry of Food Processing Industries.
     
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    15:35 (IST)08 Jul 2021
    Union Cabinet Reshuffle Live: Meenakshi Lekhi takes charge as Minister of State for External Affairs

    Union Cabinet Reshuffle Live: Meenakshi Lekhi takes charge as Minister of State for External Affairs

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    15:31 (IST)08 Jul 2021
    Union Cabinet Reshuffle Live: The Ministry doesn't operate on a unilateral basis, says MoS MeitY Rajeev Chandrasekhar on Twitter issue

    Union Cabinet Reshuffle Live: I have just taken the charge. The Ministry doesn't operate on a unilateral basis & this has nothing to do with individual views and opinions. The Ministry will sit with the new Union Minister and address all these issues: MoS MeitY Rajeev Chandrasekhar on Twitter issue

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    15:16 (IST)08 Jul 2021
    Union Cabinet Reshuffle Live: Dr Rajkumar Ranjan Singh takes charge as the Minister of State (MoS) in the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA)

    Union Cabinet Reshuffle Live: Dr Rajkumar Ranjan Singh takes charge as the Minister of State (MoS) in the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA)

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    15:05 (IST)08 Jul 2021
    Union Cabinet Reshuffle Live: The law of the land should be abided by everyone, says Ashwini Vaishnaw, on the issue of Twitter

    Union Cabinet Reshuffle Live: The law of the land should be abided by everyone: Newley appointed Electronics and Information Technology minister, Ashwini Vaishnaw, on the issue of Twitter

    14:41 (IST)08 Jul 2021
    Union Cabinet Reshuffle Live: I will work towards development with dedication, discipline & unity, says G Kishan Reddy

    Union Cabinet Reshuffle Live: Under the guidance of Hon. PM, I have taken charge as MoS of Tourism, Culture&North-East dept. After discussions, we will decide tasks to be undertaken. Along with the authorities, I will work towards development with dedication, discipline & unity: G Kishan Reddy, Tourism Minister

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    14:16 (IST)08 Jul 2021
    Union Cabinet Reshuffle Live: Dharmendra Pradhan takes charge as the Minister of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship

    Union Cabinet Reshuffle Live: Dharmendra Pradhan takes charge as the Minister of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship. MoS Rajeev Chandrasekhar also present. Former Minister in the ministry Mahendra Nath Pandey, greets them on the occasion. 
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    13:58 (IST)08 Jul 2021
    Union Cabinet Reshuffle Live: Our focus will be on increasing domestic production of crude oil and natural gas, says newly-appointed Hardeep Singh Puri

    Union Cabinet Reshuffle Live: Our focus will be on increasing domestic production of crude oil and natural gas. In line with PM's vision of an Aatmanirbhar Bharat, we'll work towards development of natural gas-based economy in country, says newly-appointed Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas Hardeep Singh Puri

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    13:54 (IST)08 Jul 2021
    Union Cabinet Reshuffle Live: I have been given the responsibility to work for farmers, says Shobha Karandlaje

    Union Cabinet Reshuffle Live: I have been given the responsibility to work for farmers. I am a farmer's daughter, so I know their pain. I will work for the welfare of farmers & see to it that they get benefitted from the government, says Shobha Karandlaje, MoS in the Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare

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    13:52 (IST)08 Jul 2021
    Union Cabinet Reshuffle Live: Ajay Bhatt takes charge as the MoS in the Ministry of Defence

    Union Cabinet Reshuffle Live: Ajay Bhatt takes charge as the MoS in the Ministry of Defence

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    13:21 (IST)08 Jul 2021
    Union Cabinet Reshuffle Live: Jyotiraditya Scindia thanks PM Modi, BJP chief JP Nadda, HM Amit Shah

    Union Cabinet Reshuffle Live: I thank Prime Minister Narendra Modi, our party chief JP Nadda and Home Minister Amit Shah. I will carry out the responsibility given by them with hard work and determination, the effort will be to meet their expectations: Civil Aviation Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia

    12:52 (IST)08 Jul 2021
    Union Cabinet Reshuffle Live: Hardeep Singh Puri takes charge as the Minister of Petroleum & Natural Gas

    Union Cabinet Reshuffle Live: Hardeep Singh Puri takes charge as the Minister of Petroleum & Natural Gas. Ex-minister Dharmendra Pradhan also greeted him on the occasion. MoS Rameswar Teli also present. Dharmendra Pradhan is now the Minister of Education and Skill Development & Entrepreneurship.

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    12:50 (IST)08 Jul 2021
    Union Cabinet Reshuffle Live: Anurag Thakur calls upon FM Nirmala Sitharaman

    Union Cabinet Reshuffle Live: Minister of Information and Broadcasting & Youth Affairs and Sports Anurag Thakur called on Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman and thanked her for her support and guidance at the Ministry of Finance & Corporate Affairs where he was MoS.

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    12:47 (IST)08 Jul 2021
    Union Cabinet Expansion Live Updates: Will fulfil responsibility given by PM Modi, says new health minister Mandaviya

    Union Cabinet Expansion Live Updates: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has given me the responsibility of the Health Ministry. I will work in accordance with PM Modi's expectations: Newly-appointed Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya.
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    12:40 (IST)08 Jul 2021
    Union Cabinet Expansion Live Updates: Parshottam Rupala, L Murugan take charge of Fisheries, Animal Husbandry ministry

    Union Cabinet Expansion Live Updates: Parshottam Rupala, takes charge as Minister of Fisheries, Animal Husbandry & Dairying. Dr. L Murugan also took charge as MoS - Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and Dairy.

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    12:33 (IST)08 Jul 2021
    Union Cabinet Expansion Live Updates: John Barla, takes charge as Minister of State for Minority Affairs in the presence of Minister for Minority Affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi

    Union Cabinet Expansion Live Updates: John Barla, takes charge as Minister of State for Minority Affairs in the presence of Minister for Minority Affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi.

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    12:31 (IST)08 Jul 2021
    Union Cabinet Expansion Live Updates: Dr Jitendra Singh takes charge as new Union Minister for Science and Technology, in New Delhi

    Union Cabinet Expansion Live Updates: Dr Jitendra Singh takes charge as new Union Minister for Science and Technology, in New Delhi 

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    12:29 (IST)08 Jul 2021
    Union Cabinet Expansion Live Updates: Narayan Rane takes charge as new Union Minister for Ministry of MSME

    Union Cabinet Expansion Live Updates: Narayan Rane takes charge as new Union Minister for Ministry of MSME

    12:26 (IST)08 Jul 2021
    Union Cabinet Expansion Live Updates: Sarbananda Sonowal pays floral tribute to Jana Sangh leader Pt Deen Dayal Upadhyaya at BJP office

    Union Cabinet Expansion Live Updates: Sarbananda Sonowal pays floral tribute to Jana Sangh leader Pt Deen Dayal Upadhyaya and Syama Prasad Mookerjee at BJP headquarters. He will take charge as the Minister of Ports, Shipping and Waterways, and Minister of AYUSH.

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    12:22 (IST)08 Jul 2021
    Union Cabinet Expansion Live Updates: Dr Mahendra Munjapara takes charge as Minister of State, Ministry of Women and Child Development

    Union Cabinet Expansion Live Updates: Dr Mahendra Munjapara takes charge as Minister of State, Ministry of Women and Child Development

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    12:18 (IST)08 Jul 2021
    Union Cabinet Expansion Live Updates: Civil Aviation Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia arrives at BJP office before taking charge

    Union Cabinet Expansion Live Updates: Civil Aviation Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia arrives at BJP office before taking charge. He says, "I'll try to carry out the responsibility to the best of my ability. I hope to meet all expectations. I'll work hard, just like I worked for the people in last 15-20 years."

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    12:12 (IST)08 Jul 2021
    Union Cabinet Expansion Live Updates: PM Modi begins work with new ministers

    Union Cabinet Expansion Live Updates: PM Modi began work with the new ministers, a day after cabinet reshuffle. He interacted with Directors of centrally funded technical institutions like IIT Bombay, IIT Madras, IIT Kanpur & IISc Bangalore via video conference today. New Education Min Dharmendra Pradhan was also present.

    12:08 (IST)08 Jul 2021
    Union Cabinet Expansion Live Updates: Minister of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, as well as Labour and Employment Bhupender Yadav meets JP Nadda

    Minister of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, as well as Labour and Employment Bhupender Yadav, met BJP nationaL president JP Nadda today, before taking charge as the Union Minister.

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    11:57 (IST)08 Jul 2021
    Union Cabinet Expansion Live Updates: G Kishan Reddy takes charge as the Minister of Culture and Tourism

    Union Cabinet Expansion Live Updates: G Kishan Reddy takes charge as the Minister of Culture and Tourism. MoS (Tourism) Ajay Bhatt and Shripad Naik and MoS (Culture) Meenakshi Lekhi also present. Former Tourism Minister Prahlad Patel also greets him at the occasion.

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    11:45 (IST)08 Jul 2021
    Union Cabinet Expansion Live Updates: Rajeev Chandrasekhar takes charge as the MoS in the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology

    Union Cabinet Expansion Live Updates: Rajeev Chandrasekhar takes charge as the MoS in the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology

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    11:44 (IST)08 Jul 2021
    Union Cabinet Expansion Live Updates: Kiren Rijiju takes charge as the Minister of Law and Justice

    Union Cabinet Expansion Live Updates: Kiren Rijiju takes charge as the Minister of Law and Justice

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    11:42 (IST)08 Jul 2021
    Union Cabinet Expansion Live Updates: I am shifting to Law and Justice but the efforts will continue, says Kiren Rijiju

    Union Cabinet Expansion Live Updates: I am shifting to Law and Justice but the efforts will continue. Time at the sports department was memorable. The team was good. PM's vision of making India a sporting vision will be fulfilled: Kiren Rijiju, new Minister of Law and Justice

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    11:40 (IST)08 Jul 2021
    Union Cabinet Expansion Live Updates: Dr. Bharati Pravin Pawar takes charge as MoS Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

    Union Cabinet Expansion Live Updates: Dr. Bharati Pravin Pawar takes charge as the Minister of State in the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare
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    11:38 (IST)08 Jul 2021
    Union Cabinet Expansion Live Updates: Will comment on anything only after knowing details of things, says Steel Minister Ramchandra Prasad Singh

    Union Cabinet Expansion Live Updates: Ministry hum sambhale nahi hain, ministry to sambhli hui hai. Today is my first day here, it's a joyous moment for me. I work with an open mind. I don't know anything yet, I'll examine everything, understand them & then speak on it: Ramchandra Prasad Singh, Minister of Steel.
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    11:34 (IST)08 Jul 2021
    Union Cabinet Expansion Live Updates: Danve Raosaheb Dadarao, MoS Railways assumes office in Rail Bhawan

    Union Cabinet Expansion Live Updates: Danve Raosaheb Dadarao, Union Minister of State for Railways assumed office in Rail Bhawan today.

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    11:32 (IST)08 Jul 2021
    Union Cabinet Expansion Live Updates: Darshana Vikram Jardosh, Union Minister of State for Railways assumed office in Rail Bhawan today

    Union Cabinet Expansion Live Updates: Darshana Vikram Jardosh, Union Minister of State for Railways assumed office in Rail Bhawan today.

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    11:28 (IST)08 Jul 2021
    Union Cabinet Expansion Live Updates: Mansukh Mandaviya takes charge as Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare

    Union Cabinet Expansion Live Updates: Mansukh Mandaviya takes charge as Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare

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    11:25 (IST)08 Jul 2021
    Union Cabinet Expansion Live Updates: People used to speak of women empowerment but PM made it possible, says Meenakshi Lekhi

    Union Cabinet Expansion Live Updates: Women have been given big responsibilities. People used to speak of women empowerment but PM made it possible that the country be led by empowered women. provided recognition & given responsibility, this is praiseworthy: Meenakshi Lekhi, MoS MEA & MoS

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    11:24 (IST)08 Jul 2021
    Union Cabinet Expansion Live Updates: Ashwini Vaishnaw takes charge as the new Minister of Railways.

    Union Cabinet Expansion Live Updates: Ashwini Vaishnaw takes charge as the new Minister of Railways.

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    11:17 (IST)08 Jul 2021
    Union Cabinet Expansion Live Updates: Anurag Thakur takes charge as I&B minister

    Anurag Thakur takes charge as Minister of Information and Broadcasting. "PM Modi has done terrific work in last 7 yrs to take India forward. The work done by people before me in I&B Ministry & responsibility given to me by the PM, I will try to meet those expectations," he says.

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    19:33 (IST)07 Jul 2021
    Union Cabinet Expansion Live Updates: Swearing in ceremony concludes

    Union Cabinet Expansion Live Updates: Swearing in ceremony concludes

    According to reports, the new cabinet may see 15 to 20 berths going to the leaders from SC and OBC communities and the women representation may also go up. Just a day before the mega cabinet expansion, the Modi government has created a new ministry namely Ministry Of Cooperation.
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