Prime Minister Narendra Modi of India has expanded his Council of Ministers. The ministers come from 10 states – Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, Gujarat, Bengal, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Delhi, Uttarakhand, Karnataka and Assam. There are three each from UP and Gujarat, and one from Uttarakhand. All states where elections will be held next year.
All the new ministers will be junior ministers or ministers of state and not of cabinet rank. This expansion is probably because Prime Minister Modi wants to reduce his workload.