Nearly half of Delhi MPs are ministers in UPA government

May 27th, 2009 - 10:29 pm ICT by IANS  

Manmohan Singh New Delhi, May 27 (IANS) As many as three MPs from the national capital, which is nearly half of the total MPs of Delhi, are in the prime minister’s council of ministers.
While the name of Kapil Sibal was announced as a cabinet minister last Friday, the names of Ajay Makan and Krishna Tirath were announced Wednesday.

Sibal and Maken were already ministers in the previous Congress-led United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government.

Tirath, who is going to be a minister for the first time, has been included as a minister of state with independent charge.

Maken, who won the Lok Sabha election from the New Delhi seat, was a minister of state in the UPA government. This time also Maken has been made a minister of state.

Besides Delhi, both the MPs from Meghalaya - Nationalist Congress Party’s Agatha Sangma and Congress’s Vincent Pala - have been made ministers of state.

Sangma, who is the daughter of veteran leader P.A. Sangma, will be the youngest member of Manmohan Singh’s council of ministers.

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