Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has expanded his Cabinet Sunday evening, inducting seven new ministers.
The decision comes just months ahead of the crucial assembly polls.
Jitin Prasada, Chhatrapal Singh Gangwar, Paltu Ram, Sangita Balwant, Sanjeev Kumar, Dinesh Khatik and Dharmvir Singh were inducted into the state Cabinet, which took the strength of ministers in Uttar Pradesh up to 60.
Earlier in June, amid strong speculation that CM Adityanath was going to reshuffle his Cabinet, BJP’s Uttar Pradesh in-charge, Radha Mohan Singh, had said though there were vacant posts, it is Adityanath’s prerogative to fill them as and when he likes to.
The BJP will be fighting next year’s Assembly polls, most likely to be held in February, under the leadership of CM Adityanath.