Rajasthan’s Bhupendra Yadav, who was made a cabinet minister in the Modi government, has been given the responsibility of two big and important ministries. He will handle the work of the Ministry of Labor, Employment and Environment. Yadav is a Rajya Sabha MP from Rajasthan.
Ashwini Vaishnav, the new railways and IT minister, also hails from Rajasthan's Jodhpur but presently, he is serving as Rajya Sabha MP from Odisha.
In Wednesday's cabinet expansion, only one serving MP from Rajasthan, Yadav, got an opportunity to become a minister who is serving as Rajya Sabha MP from Rajasthan for the second time. Sources said that Yadav is close to Union Home Minister Amit Shah.
With Yadav becoming a minister at the Centre, now there are four ministers from Rajasthan. While Yadav and Gajendra Singh Shekhawat are cabinet ministers from desert state, Arjun Meghwal and Kailash Choudhary are ministers of state. Yadav was handed over the responsibility of election management in many states including UP and Bihar.
Bhupendra Yadav is a Supreme Court lawyer. He had come in contact with the then senior BJP leader and former finance minister late Arun Jaitley during his advocacy. Yadav’s political journey took place after coming in contact with Arun Jaitley.