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Gujarat gets six new ministers

IANS  Gandhinagar, February 02, 2011
First Published: 13:30 IST(2/2/2011) | Last Updated: 13:33 IST(2/2/2011)

Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi expanded his council of ministers to 27, with the induction of six ministers of state on Wednesday. 

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Liladhar Vaghela (Deodhar), Ishvarbhai Patel (Ankleshvar), Ranjit Gilatwala (Surat), Jitu Sukhadia (Vadodara), Jaydratsinh Parmar (Halol) and Mohan Kunderia (Tankara) were sworn in by Governor Dr Kamala at a simple ceremony on the lawns of the Raj Bhavan.

Patel and Parmar were already parliamentary secretaries.

This is the second cabinet expansion in six months and comes less than a week after Modi inducted eight party members as chairpersons of state public sector boards and corporations.

With this expansion, Modi reached the highest ministerial strength of 27 permitted for Gujarat.

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