9 new ministers join Modi govt; 4 elevated as Cabinet mins

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi however had asked him to "wait".

Suresh Prabhu who was holding Railway Ministry portfolio was on Sunday appointed as Minister of Commerce and Industry charge, in a Cabinet rejig by Prime Minister Narendra Modi with a focus on his agenda on "good governance".

The exit of Prabhu from the railways came after last months Muzaffarnagar train accident that claimed 23 lives. "We are working towards forming a new India which will be the India for the poor and weaker sections", Naqvi said after he was sworn-in as a Union Minister in the morning.

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Two other former bureaucrats were brought in too - former home secretary R.K. Singh and former Mumbai police commissioner Satya Pal Singh - both of whom are Lok Sabha members.

Ms Uma Bharti was divested of the Prime Minister's pet ministry, Ganga rejuvenation and water resources, and shifted to the ministry for water and sanitation.

However, the BJP leader was given the additional charge of Skill Development Ministry which was earlier held by Rajiv Pratap Ruddy who has been dropped from the Cabinet.

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Six ministers - Rudy, Kalraj Mishra, Bandaru Dattatreya, Sanjiv Kumar Balyan, Faggan Singh Kulaste and Mahendra Nath Pandey - had resigned ahead of the reshuffle, in which nine ministers were inducted. The saffron party has also been wooing Christians and his induction is likely to help this cause.

The Prime Minister also reposed faith in the administrative capabilities of three former government officials by giving them independent charge of crucial portfolios. Both have been made ministers of state (independent charge).

Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore replaced Vijay Goel in the Sports Ministry, while also remaining the MoS in the I&B Ministry.

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