Like another Minister of State who has been elevated to Cabinet rank Piyush Goyal, Pradhan’s political career has also risen steeply in the BJP. He is perceived to have worked well with the twin responsibilities of an MoS and a party worker.
Pradhan till now was the MoS, Petroleum and Natural Gas.
He performed well in a scheme close to Modi – Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana – through which LPG connections have been provided to 2.5 crore people. The ultimate aim of this project being to give LPG connections to 5 crore people by 2019 at Rs 1,600 per connection.
He also managed to make a success of the ‘Give It Up’ – to forego subsidised cooking gas or LPG voluntarily – scheme that Modi had pitched in his ’16 I-Day speech from Red Fort. the “Give it Up” plan for people. Read More…