Ahead of their induction, new faces in the Modi government Cabinet are “proud” and ready to take on the responsibilities they may be assigned by the government.
According to sources, 19 minsters are to be inducted, some from dalit community, and six ministers are to be dropped.
The list of probable names include: PP Chaudhary (senior advocate), Subhash Ram Rao (well known doctor), MJ Akbar ( internationally acclaimed journalist), Arjun Ram Meghwal (former government officer from Rajasthan), Anil Madhav Dave (writer), Ramesh Jigajinagi, Purshotam Rupala (Gujarat Agriculture Minister), Jaswant Sinh Bhabhor, Rajan Gohain, Mahendra Nath Pandey, Faggan Kulaste ( former MoS for Tribal Affairs), Vijay Goel (former MoS for Youth Affairs and Sports in Govt of India), Anupriya Singh Patel, Mansukh Mandaviya, CR Chaudhary, Ajay Tamta.
Here are what some of them said and promised ahead of their induction:
Ramdas Athalwale, Rajya Sabha MP from Maharashtra: “Proud. Aim to fulfil BR Ambedkar’s dream of upliftment of Dalits and poor.”
P Rupala, Rajya Sabha MP from Gujarat: “Will be inducted in Cabinet for the first time under PM Modi. It is a matter of pride and honour for me.”
Rajen Gohain MP from Nagaon,Assam: “It is a big responsibility. I will try to live upto the expectation of people.”
Mansukh L Mandaviya: “I am proud that I will be a part of the development vision of PM Modi.”
PP Choudhary: “Have received a letter stating that I’ll be inducted in Modi ji’s Cabinet. Very happy.”
FS Kulaste, BJP MP from Mandla, MP: “Our priority would be to work for the people and address key issues related to farmers.”
Ramesh Jigajinagi: “I have finally got an opportunity. This role is not new to me. I have served before for state government.”
Krishna Raj, MP from Shahjahanpur, UP: “Government has given me such a big responsibility,will try to fulfill it.”
CR Choudhary, MP from Nagaur, Rajasthan: “Will fulfil all the responsibility given to us by the party”.
MN Pandey, MP from Chandauli: “Whatever responsibility is given by party, I will strive to fulfill it.”
Earleir in the morning, new probable ministers of the BJP government Mansukh Mandaviya and Arjun Meghwal left for the President’s House on a cycle for the induction programme.
(With agency inputs)