We will transform Jal Shakti into Rashtra Shakti: New Jal Shakti Minister Patil

New Delhi: The Navsari MP and Gujarat BJP chief, C R Patil, who was appointed as the Jal Shakti Minister on Monday, vowed to transform “jal shakti” (water power) into “rashtra shakti” (national power) under Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s leadership.

Patil, one of the six Union ministers from Gujarat, took to Twitter (now X) and wrote, “It is a moment of immense pride and inspiration for me to thank Hon’ble Prime Minister Shri @narendramodi Sir for entrusting me with the responsibility of the Jal Shakti Ministry. I express my deep gratitude for this important responsibility.”

“The conservation and enhancement of our country’s water resources is a sacred goal. I will work with dedication and devotion to achieve this. Under the leadership of the Prime Minister, we will understand the importance of water, conserve it, and ensure rich water resources for future generations. Under the farsighted vision and inspirational leadership of the Honourable Prime Minister, we will all work together to transform water power into national power,” he added.

Among the 31 Cabinet ministers in the Modi government, five are from Gujarat, including Amit Shah, JP Nadda, S Jaishankar, and Mansukh Mandaviya. Shah, who retained his Lok Sabha seat from Gandhinagar, continues as the Minister of Home Affairs and Minister of Cooperation. Mandaviya, elected from Porbandar, has been allocated the Ministry of Labour and Employment, Youth Affairs, and Sports.

Rajya Sabha members from Gujarat, S Jaishankar and JP Nadda, have also been appointed as Cabinet ministers. Jaishankar remains the External Affairs Minister, while Nadda has been appointed as the Health Minister. Meanwhile, Nimuben Bambhania, the BJP MP from Bhavnagar, has been appointed as the Minister of State in the Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food, and Public Distribution. DeshGujarat