- Departments were divided among the ministers included in the Yogi cabinet.
- cabinet minister jitin prasad made technical education minister
- Minister of State Paltu Ram to the Ministry of Military Welfare and Home Guards
- Minister of State Dr. Sangeeta Balwant got the Department of Cooperation
The portfolios of all the seven ministers who joined the Yogi government’s cabinet a day ago have been divided. Jitin Prasad, who was made cabinet minister, has been given the Department of Technical Education. Similarly, Minister of State Paltu Ram has got the Department of Sainik Welfare, Home Guard, Prantiya Rakshak Dal and Civil Defense, Minister of State Dr. Sangeeta Balwant has got the Cooperation Department, Dharamveer Prajapati has got the Industrial Development Department. Minister of State Chhatrapal Singh Gangwar has been given the responsibility of Revenue Department, Minister of State Sanjeev Kumar has been given the responsibility of Social Welfare, Scheduled Castes and Tribes Welfare Department and Dinesh Khatik has been given the responsibility of Jal Shakti and Flood Control Department.
On Monday evening, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath announced the portfolios of the newly appointed ministers. Congratulating everyone on this occasion, he tweeted- ‘I am sure that under the able, experienced and hardworking leadership of all of you, the concerned department will touch new heights of development. Best wishes to all of you for a bright tenure.
Cabinet expansion happened just 5 months before the elections
Jitin Prasad, who was the Union Minister of State for Human Resources, recently left the Congress and joined the BJP. The expansion of the state cabinet has been done at a time when there are hardly 5 months left for the state assembly elections. Before this cabinet expansion, there were 23 cabinet ministers including the Chief Minister, nine ministers of state with independent charge and 21 ministers of state in the state government. The number of members in the UP Legislative Assembly is 403, so 60 ministers can be made according to the rules, but before the expansion of the cabinet, there were only 53 ministers and seven posts were vacant which were filled on Sunday.
Cabinet expansion due to electoral arithmetic
Of the seven new ministers, three come from the SC/ST community. That is, they have got about 50 percent representation in the new ministers. Only three belong to the Other Backward Classes. A Brahmin face is included in the form of Jitin Prasada. In this way, no class has been left out. This is a big blow to the political rivals of BJP. This cabinet expansion has been done keeping in view the electoral arithmetic. Through this, an attempt has also been made to send a message that BJP will not do the politics of appeasement of any one or two classes or communities. Her vision is broad and she will enter the electoral fray with this.
Jitin got the Ministry of Technical Education