Bharatiya Janata Party's Darshana Vikram Jardosh was inducted in PM Modi-led Union Cabinet as a part of major Cabinet reshuffle on Wednesday evening. Darshana got the Minister of State in the Ministry of Textiles and Minister of State in the Ministry of Railways.
In a major Union Cabinet makeover, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday dropped 12 ministers including Health Minister Harsh Vardhan, IT and Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad and I&B Minister Prakash Javadekar and brought Sarbananda Sonowal, Narayan Rane and Jyotiraditya Scindia and 33 other new members to his government.
Apart from 15 Cabinet ministers, 28 Ministers of State, comprising new faces and those elevated, were sworn in a ceremony which was held in the Darbar Hall of the Rashtrapati Bhavan.
After taking into account 12 resignations hours before the expansion has taken the total strength of the Council of Ministers to 78, including the Prime Minister.
This is the first reshuffle in the Council of Ministers by Prime Minister Modi since he assumed charge for a second term in May 2019.
An extensive and protracted review was carried out by Modi and the BJP top brass through a series of meetings with ministers ahead of Wednesday's big exercise. These meetings were also held in the wake of widespread criticism of the Central government's handling of the COVID crisis.
Here's all you need to know about Darshana Jardosh
Darshana, 60, is a Lok Sabha MP for Surat in Gujarat, serving her 3rd term as MP. Darshana was re-elected as Member of Parliament in the 2014 elections to the Lok Sabha from Surat She has also been a Corporator of Surat. She won with a historic margin of 5,33,190 votes which is the highest lead by any woman MP in Indian Electoral History after Smt.Indira Gandhi. Municipal Corporation and Member of the Gujarat Social Welfare Board. She has served for 4 decades in public life. Darshana is the Director of ‘Sanskruti’, an art and cultural organization.
She has studied BCom from K P Commerce College, Surat.