As many as 43 ministers took oath in a major cabinet expansion-cum-reshuffle on Wednesday while 12 ministers were dropped. Ministers of state G Kishan Reddy, Parshottam Rupala, Anurag Thakur, Hardeep Singh Puri, Mansukh Mandaviya, RK Singh and Kiren Rijiju, were elevated as cabinet ministers while 36 new inductees were sworn in.
PM Modi now has 77 ministers, nearly half of them are new. There are 15 new Cabinet ministers, while there are 28 new Ministers of State. And one among them is Nisith Pramanik.
Pramanik has been appointed as the Minister of State in the Ministry of Home Affairs and Minister of State in the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports
All you need to know about Nisith Pramanik:
Nisith Pramanik is a Lok Sabha MP for Cooch Behar in West Bengal. He is serving his 1st term as MP.
After taking the oath today, he has become the first-ever Central Minister from his hometown Cooch Behar.
He was a member of All India Trinamool Congress (AITC) before joining the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in March 2019.
The 35-year-old holds a holds a BCA degree and has also worked as an Assistant Teacher in a primary school.
Born on 17 January 1986, Nisith is married to Priyanka Pramanik and has two sons.