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Lawyer, doctor, PhD holder in Modi's Council of Ministers

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

A lawyer, an onco-surgeon and a PhD degree holder are among the ministers who were today inducted in Prime Minister Narendra Modi's ministry.

Apart from these, five ministers are law graduates, four have post-graduate degree, five graduates and two are undergraduates.

Out of 19 newly inducted ministers, P P Chaudhary practised law in the Supreme Court while Vijay Goel, Faggan Singh Kulaste, Arjun Ram Meghwal, S S Ahluwalia and Rajan Gohain are law graduates.

Subhash Ram Rao Bhamre is the only minister with a medical background in the newly expanded Council of Ministers. He is a doctor with super specialisation in cancer surgery.

Ministers Krishna Raj, Anupriya Singh Patel, C R Chaudhary and Anil Madhav Dave have post-graduate degree, while M J Akbar, Ramesh Jigajinagi, Jaswant Sinh Bhabhor, Parshottam Rupala and Mansukh Mandaviya are graduates.

Mahendra Nath Pandey is the only newly inducted minister who holds a doctorate degree. He is PhD in Hindi.

The other two ministers, Ajay Tamta and Ramdas Athalwale, are undergraduate, as per the information available on the websites of Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha.

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First Published: Tue, July 05 2016. 18:29 IST