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Updated on: Monday, September 27, 2021, 04:40 PM IST

Position not important, intent is: Jitin Prasada after being inducted as UP cabinet minister

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A day after being inducted into the Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath cabinet, former Union Minister Jitin Prasada said position or promotion or demotion is not important but his intention to serve the state and it's people.

While talking to NDTV, Prasada said, "It is not about promotion or demotion, it's about the intent to serve the people and whatever opportunity and responsibility I have got I am thankful to the BJP leadership, especially to the Prime Minister, Home Minister Amit Shah, JP Nadda and Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath".


Earlier on Sunday, CM Adityanath expanded his cabinet and inducted 7 ministers to the UP govt.

"Time is not that much important - it is the intent and the direction to work that is important. We will be working on the progress of the state and the people and that is the way forward", Prasada said as the state is scheduled for elections in next 3 months.

Prasada quit the Congress and joined BJP in June 2021, the second close aide of Rahul Gandhi leaving the the grand old party after current Union Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia.

Of those inducted in the cabinet expansion are Jitin Prasad from Shahjahanpur district as cabinet minister while Palturam, legislator from Balrampur, Chatrapal Gangwar from Bareilly, Sangeeta Balwant Gazipur, Dharamvir Prajapati of Agra, Sanjeev Gond Sonbhadra and Dinesh Khatik from Meerut district have been sworn in as state ministers.

With Sunday’s expansion, the total number of ministers in UP cabinet has reached 60.

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Published on: Monday, September 27, 2021, 04:40 PM IST
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