New Delhi: Expressing happiness for getting a chance to be a part of the Union Government, the leaders who will become ministers in the Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government, on Saturday thanked the Prime Minister for giving them the opportunity to serve the country and said that they will try to live up to his expectations.
Modi is to expand his Council by inducting nine new Ministers, Shiv Pratap Shukla, Ashwini Kumar Choubey, Virendra Kumar (SC), Anantkumar Hegde, Raj Kumar Singh, HardeepSingh Puri, Gajendra Singh Shekhawat, Satya Pal Singh, and Alphons Kannanthanam. All the new ministers are from ruling Bharatiya Janata Party.
"Prime Minister Modi has showed so much faith in me. I will try to live up to his expectations," Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Ashwini Kumar Choubey said.
Another Minister Gajendra S Shekhawat, who will also be a part of the Union Cabinet said that he is happy that he got a chance to work for the country.
"I have always fulfilled responsibilities the party leadership gave me. I thank Prime Minsiter Modi, Amit Shah and senior leaders for this opportunity," said another leader Virendra Kumar.
Meanwhile, elated to be a part of the Cabinet Ministry, party leader Satyapal Singh said that he has not yet been officially informed, but whatever is the party's and the prime minister's decision he is ready to take it.
"I will believe the information to be authentic only when I get it from official sources," said another leader Shiv Pratap Shukla.
It is notable that Modi is going to make significant changes to his Council of Ministers with the power of 4Ps for Progress, which are passion, proficiency, professional and political acumen.
As part of the restructuring, six incumbent Ministers have resigned to take on other responsibilities. Having made meaningful contributions during their tenures, all of them have been important members of the Council of Ministers. The Prime Minister has recognised and appreciated their service to the nation.
In continuance of his track record of identifying his fellow team members on the merit of their past performance and future potential, the new ministers have been selected by the Prime Minister with a clear mandate to deliver on his vision of a New India.
A vision which is built on the foundations of development and good governance, and with a focus on the Garib, Shoshit, Peedit and Vanchit segments of our society.
The new Ministers are going to be strategically placed in key Ministries, especially focusing on last mile delivery directly to the people.
The new Ministers come from varied walks of life, bringing in their unique professional perspective and proficiency to the Council. Many of them also bring rich administrative and governance experience.
All the Ministers are highly qualified, with a number of them having professional as well as PhD degrees.
The Ministers come from diverse social and economic backgrounds, as well as from across the country - stretching from Uttar Pradesh to Kerala and Karnataka; and Rajasthan to Delhi, Madhya Pradesh and Bihar....