Uttar Pradesh: Yogi expands its cabinet ahead of UP Polls

Mr Yogi Adityanath, the Chief Minister of the Uttar Pradesh State expands its cabinet ministries ahead of the crucial assembly election on Sunday, 26th September 2021. The decision was made keeping in view the caste equation and regional aspirations. However, according to political scientists, this move may prove to be decisive in the forthcoming assembly election in the state.

The expansion of cabinet ministries has included as many as seven ministers who took oath on Sunday at Raj Bhavan in Lucknow and the sworn-in ceremony was administered by the Governor of the State, Anandiben Patel.

There are seven new ministers who are added newly to the cabinet and the most prominent among them is Jitin Prasada, the former Congress leader who recently changed his political banner is inducted into the cabinet. He is included in the ministry with an objective to strengthen the thin representation of Brahmin communities.

Besides, Mr Jitin Prasada, there are six other personalities who were added to the cabinet expansion. These include Sangeeta Bansal Bind, Palturam, Sanjeev Kumar Gaur, Dinesh Khatik, Chhatrapal Gangwar and Dharamveer Prajapati.

Mr Chhatrapal Gangwar from Bareilly, Mr Prajapati from Agra and MLA  Sangeeta Balwant Bind from Ghazipur belong to the OBC community. In addition to this Mr Dinesh Khatik from the Hastinapur Assembly constituency seat and Mr Palturam from Balrampur Assembly constituency seat represents the Scheduled Caste community.  And, Sanjay Kumar Gaur, the MLA from Obra represent the Scheduled Tribe community.

Therefore, now Yogi Cabinet has risen with a huge strength of up to 60 balancing all the caste and ethnicity of the state keeping in view the upcoming assembly election.  

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