Former Union minister Nitin Gadkari has taken oath as Cabinet minister.
During PM Modi's first stint as Prime Minister, Nitin Gadkari held several portfolios like the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways, Shipping and Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation in the Government of India.
Gadkari has easily been one of the major successes in the Narendra Modi Cabinet between 2014 and 2019.
Under Nitin Gadkari, the pace of construction of roads in the country increased from 2 km/day to 16.5 km/day in his first year and to 21 km/day in the second year and end of 2018 30 km/day.
He also reserved an amount of one per cent of the total projects awarded in his tenure worth Rs 2 trillion (US$29 billion) for trees and beautification.
Nitin Gadkari has also once officiated as the president of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).
He retained his seat of Nagpur in Lok Sabha election 2019 defeating Congress' Nana Patole.