Seven women leaders who took oath in Cabinet reshuffle
New Delhi : PM Modi government has been reshuffled on Wednesday with 43 ministers taking oath. A lot of new faces have been inducted and some young leaders have been inducted in the new government. Interestingly, women leaders have also been given importance in the new cabinet as seven leaders took the oath.
With seven new entrants, Modi Cabinet now have a total of 11 women ministers. In 2019, there were only three women ministers; with Harsimrat Kaur Badal resigning from her post only two were left – Nirmala Sitharaman and Smriti Irani. Meanwhile, Minister of State Debasree Chaudhury was dropped during the cabinet reshuffle.
Here is a list of the seven women minister who took oath on Wednesday
1: Anupriya Singh Patel is a Lok Sabha MP for Mirzapur in Uttar Pradesh, serving her 2nd term as MP. She has served as Union Minister of State for Health under PM Narendra Modi. The 40-year-old MP has also served as an MLA in Uttar Pradesh.
2: Sushri Shobha Karandlaje is a Lok Sabha MP for Udupi Chikmagalur in Karnataka, serving her 2nd term as MP. She has also been 1-time MLA and 1-time MLC in Karnataka. She has served as Cabinet Minister in Government of Karnataka, holding a range of portfolios across Food and Civil Supplies, Power, Rural Development and Panchayati Raj System.
3: Darshana Vikram Jardosh is a Lok Sabha MP for Surat in Gujarat, serving her 3rd term as MP. She has also been a Corporator of Surat Municipal Corporation, and a Member of the Gujarat Social Welfare Board. Darshana Vikram Jardosh has served for 4 decades in public life. She is Director of ‘Sanskruti’, an art and cultural organization. She has a BCom degree from K P Commerce College, Surat.
4: Meenakshi Lekhi is a Lok Sabha MP for New Delhi, serving her 2nd term as MP. She has also been a Member of the New Delhi Municipal Corporation (NDMC). She is a Supreme Court Lawyer and Social Worker. She has studied LLB at Delhi University.
5: Smt. Annpurna Devi is a Lok Sabha MP for Kodarma in Jharkhand, serving her 1st term as MP. She has also been a 4-time MLA from Jharkhand and Bihar. She has served as Cabinet Minister in Government of Jharkhand, holding portfolios like Irrigation, Women & Child Welfare, Registration.
6: Sushri Pratima Bhoumik is a Lok Sabha MP for Tripura West in Tripura, serving her 1st term as MP. The 52-year-old leader comes from a humble background, practices farming. She holds a Graduate degree in Bio-Science from Women’s College, Tripura University.
7: Smt. Bharati Pravin Pawar is a Lok Sabha MP for Dindori in Maharashtra, serving her 1st term as MP. She served as a Member of Nashik Zila Parishad and worked for eradicating malnutrition and providing clean drinking water Before joining public life, she was a Medical Practitioner. She holds an MBBS degree in Surgery from NDMVPS Medical College, Nashik.