New Delhi: Three Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MPs Arjun Ram Meghwal, Mansukhbhai Mandavia and Anil Madhav Dave, who daily cycled their way to Parliament House to symbolically express concern over the deteriorating air quality in the national capital, were elevated to Cabinet rank on Tuesday.
Notably, all three BJP leaders daily cycled their way to the Parliament, instead of using private cars.
Mansukhbhai Mandavia is BJP Rajya Sabha MP from Gujarat, while Arjun Ram Meghwal is Lok Sabha MP from Rajasthan. Anil Madhav Dave is a Rajya Sabha MP of BJP from Gujarat.
However, after their elevation as ministers it would be interesting to see weather the three would continue to use their 'eco-friendly' mode of transport to reach Parliament.
All three have maintained that they would love to cycle their way to the Parliament even if they are appointed as ministers and if protocol allows.
In a much-awaited Cabinet reshuffle, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today inducted 19 new faces, who have been chosen after an exhaustive vetting process to carry forward the government's vision of 'Gaon, Garib aur Kisan'.