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Eight new faces to be inducted in Union Cabinet today

New Delh, PTI | Updated : 17 June 2013, 03:44 PM

Eight new faces will be inducted in the Council of Ministers on Monday, with Sisram Ola and Oscar Fernandes making a re-entry after a gap of four years.

Ola, along with Girija Vyas and K S Rao, are to be inducted as Cabinet Ministers, sources said.

The Ministers of State to be inducted are Manikrao Gavit, Santosh Chowdhury, J D Seelam, E M S Natchiappan.

Ola and Fernandes were ministers in the UPA-I but did not find a place in the UPA-II government.

With the new inductions, the strength of the Council of Ministers will go up to 77.

The expansion-cum-reshuffle of the Council of Ministers has been necessitated by the exit of Ministers from DMK as well as resignation of Pawan Kumar Bansal, Ashwani Kumar, Ajay Maken and C P Joshi. 

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First Published: Monday, June 17, 2013 08:36 AM
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