Shiv Pratap Shukla today took charge as the Minister of State for Finance but declined to make any comment.
After taking the charge, he said it would be difficult to say anything as it was his first day in the position.
He replaces Santosh Kumar Gangwar, who has moved to the labour ministry.
Former Uttar Pradesh minister, Shukla brings with him a rich organisational as well as ministerial experience to the Union Cabinet.
Shukla, 65, hails from Gorakhpur - the citadel of Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath.
He is known for his work as Cabinet minister in Uttar Pradesh, where he initiated an 'education for all' scheme. He is also known for his efforts to reform conditions for prisoners as well as various rural development schemes.
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