Dharmendra Pradhan was on Wednesday inducted as India’s new Education Minister whereas Annapurna Devi, Subhas Sarkar and Rajkumar Ranjan Singh would be the new Ministers of State for Education.

Son of former Union minister of state for floor transport, Debendra Pradhan, Dharmendra was Petroleum Minister within the earlier Cabinet.

Pradhan turned an MP in 2004 after efficiently contesting from the Deogarh parliamentary constituency. While he misplaced the 2009 meeting elections he went on to turn out to be the BJP nationwide secretary after which the overall secretary.

By 2012, he obtained elected to Rajya Sabha from Bihar. And when Narendra Modi swept to energy in 2014 polls, he was made union Minister of State for Petroleum and Natural Gas with impartial cost.

In a cupboard reshuffle in 2017, he was elevated to the rank of Union Minister for a similar ministry, with a further cost of the ministry of ability improvement and entrepreneurship. He once more was made a cupboard minister in Modi 2.zero authorities.

Pradhan will succeed Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ because the Education Minister, who resigned earlier within the day citing well being causes.

Subhas Sarkar, a seasoned conflict horse of the BJP in West Bengal, is MP from Bankura and can now be the Minister of State for Education.

Annapurna Devi, who’s at present nationwide vice-president of BJP, has additionally been inducted as MoS for Education.

Devi was earlier a part of the Lalu Prasad-led Rashtriya Janata Dal till the 2019 parliamentary elections. She was additionally state president of RJD in Jharkhand and was to contest from Koderma on a celebration ticket. However, she give up the RJD and joined the BJP earlier than the elections.

Rajkumar Ranjan Singh, who’s the third Minister of State for Education belongs to an erstwhile royal clan of Manipur .

After graduating from Imphal’s Dhana Manjuri College, he earned his grasp’s diploma in Geography in 1972 from Guwahati University and later a PhD on “problems of land-use” in Manipur.

After educating within the faculties of Manipur, he joined Manipur University (MU) as an assistant professor within the Department of Earth Sciences. He was appointed the registrar on the University and served from 2004 to 2008.

In 2013, he joined the BJP and contested the Lok Sabha elections within the very subsequent yr. However, his debut was unsuccessful.

In the earlier cupboard, Sanjay Dhotre was MoS for Education, who additionally resigned earlier on Wednesday.


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