Apart from Sitharaman and Irani, BJP leaders Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti and Renuka Singh Saruta remained untouched by the reshuffle. Jyoti is MoS in the Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution, as well as the Ministry of Rural Development. Saruta, meanwhile, is MOS in the Ministry of Tribal Affairs.
On Wednesday, seven women leaders were sworn in as ministers of state (MoS) in the renewed Council of Ministers.
Two-time Lok Sabha MP from Mirzapur in Uttar Pradesh, Anupriya Patel has been appointed MoS in the Ministry of Commerce and Industry.
BJP MP from Karnataka’s Udupi-Chikmagalur, Shobha Karandlaje, is also a two-time Member of Parliament. Apart from serving as a one-time MLA and one-time MLC, she was also a part of the Karnataka government, holding portfolios such as Power, Rural Development and Food and Civil Supplies.
Karandlaje has been given charge as MoS in the Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare.
Three-time MP from Surat in Gujarat, Darshana Jardosh has been appointed as MoS in the Ministry of Textiles and Ministry of Railways.
Prior to her election to the Lok Sabha, Jardosh was a Corporator of the Surat Municipal Corporation and also a member of the Gujarat Social Welfare Board.
Serving her second term as Lok Sabha MP from Delhi, BJP leader Meenakashi Lekhi is a Supreme Court lawyer. She has also been a member of the New Delhi Municipal Corporation (NDMC), one of Delhi’s three civic bodies.
A four-time MLA, Annpurna Devi is currently Lok Sabha MP from Kodarma in Jharkhand. She has held portfolios such as irrigation and Women and Child Welfare as a minister in the Jharkhand government.
Annpurna Devi has been appointed as MoS in the Ministry of Education.
First-time BJP MP from Tripura West, Pratima Bhoumik, has been given charge of the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment as a Minister of State (MoS).
Dr Bharati Pawar
Dr Bharati Pawar is a first-time Lok Sabha MP from Maharashtra’s Dindori. She has also served as a member of the Nashik Zila Parishad.
Pawar has been appointed as MoS in the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.
— Courtesy India Today