Bhubaneswar, May 31 (LocalWire): Union ministers Dharmendra Pradhan and Pratap Chandra Sarangi on Friday visited the Lord Jagannath Temple in Hauz Khas, New Delhi, to seek the Lord’s blessings, a day after their induction in the new Modi government.
While Pradhan was re-inducted as a cabinet minister, Sarangi, who is a first-time MP from Bhubaneswar, was inducted as minister of state. Both Pradhan and Sarangi were spotted at the temple this morning.
PM Modi and his new council of 55 ministers had taken the oath of office in a ceremony at the Rashtrapati Bhavan on Thursday. In the previous Modi government, Pradhan was a petroleum minister.