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Women representation in Modi ministry goes upto 8

Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti is the lone woman face in Sunday’s expansion of the Union Cabinet.

Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti is the lone woman face in Sunday’s expansion of the Union Cabinet.  

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Uttar Pradesh MP Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti is the lone woman face in Sunday’s expansion of the Union Cabinet, which took the total representation of the fairer sex to eight.

Ms. Jyoti is a religious preacher and won the Lok Sabha polls from Fatehpur constituency. She has been inducted as Minister of State.

Seven women ministers, including six with Cabinet rank were included in the Council of Ministers in May.

The Women Cabinet Ministers are Sushma Swaraj, Uma Bharti, Najma Heptulla, Maneka Gandhi, Harsimrat Kaur Badal and Smriti Irani.

Nirmala Sitharaman is a Minister of State with Independent Charge.

Incidentally, both the youngest and the oldest members in the Modi Cabinet also happens to be women —Ms. Smriti and Ms. Najma.

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