Rajasthan cabinet reshuffle: Vasundhara Raje inducts 6 new ministers

Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje today inducted 8 new ministers in her government today in her second cabinet expansion after October 2014. Five Parliamentary Secretaries were also appointed separately. The development came on the eve of the Raje government completing 3 years in power. BJP MLAs Srichand Kriplani (Nimbahera) and Jaswant Singh Yadav (Behror) were inducted as Cabinet rank ministers while Banshidhar (Khandela), Dalit face Kamsa Meghwal (Bhoplagarh), Dhan Singh Rawat (Banswara) and Sushil Katara were inducted as State Ministers.   State Ministers Ajay Singh and Baboo Lal Verma were also elevated to Cabinet rank while Jeetmal Khant and Arjun Lal Garg were dropped. The Governor administered oath to the 8 ministers (6 new and 2 elevated) at a ceremony in Raj Bhawan. The council of ministers, apart from the chief minister, now has 29 members with 17 Cabinet and 12 State Ministers. Shatrughan Gautam (Kekri), Kailash Verma (Bagru), Narendra Nagar (Khanpur), Omprakash (Mahwa), and Bhima Bhai (Kushalgarh) were appointed as Parliamentary Secretaries.