Lucknow: Two new faces were on Thursday inducted in Akhilesh Yadav Cabinet in Uttar Pradesh. Narad Rai and Kailash were sworn in as Cabinet Ministers at the Raj Bhawan while Ram Murti Verma, who was a Minister of State, was given a Cabinet rank.

Similarly, backward leader Gayatri Prasad Prajapati, a Minister of State, was made a Minister with independent charge.
    
While Ram Murti Verma hails from Ambedkar Nagar and is a Kurmi leader of the Samajwadi party, Kailash is a legislator from Ghazipur and considered close to Mulayam Singh Yadav.
    
Cabinet Minister Narad Rai, MLA from Ballia Sadar seat is Bhumihar, a caste dominant in eastern Uttar Pradesh and is senior party leader and was Minister in previous SP government.

At present, there are 21 Cabinet Ministers including CM, six State Minister with independent charges and 31 Ministers of State.

(Agencies)

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