Prahlad Singh Patel, Bishweswar Tudu take charge as MoS in Jal Shakti Ministry

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New Delhi, July 8 (PTI) Prahlad Singh Patel and Bishweswar Tudu took charge as Ministers of State in the Jal Shakti Ministry on Thursday.

The two MoS were greeted by Union Jal Shakti Minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat after they assumed their charge.

Besides the Jal Shakti ministry, Tudu, a first-time MP from Odisha, is also the MoS in the Tribal Affairs ministry.

Patel is also an MoS in the Ministry of Food Processing Industries.

Later, Patel thanked Shekhawat on Twitter and said he got an opportunity to fulfil Prime Minister Narendra Modi's vision and mission of 'swachhata' (cleanliness) and providing 'Har Ghar Jal' along with the Union Minister of Jal Shakti.

'Received warm welcome from the Hon'ble Union Minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat ji for Jal Shakti and the Secretary, other senior officials of the ministry were also present,' Tudu tweeted tagging PMO, Shekhawat, BJP chief J P Nadda, the party's national general secretary (organisation) B L Santhosh to it.

In a major Union Cabinet makeover, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday dropped 12 ministers and brought 36 new members to his government.

Apart from 15 Cabinet ministers, 28 Ministers of State, comprising new faces and those elevated, were sworn in a ceremony which was held in the Darbar Hall of the Rashtrapati Bhavan. PTI PR NSD NSD

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