New Delhi, Sep 2 (IANS) Nine new faces, including former diplomat Hardeep Singh Puri, will be inducted into the Union Council of Ministers on Sunday.

The other entrants are Shiv Pratap Shukla and Satya Pal Singh from UP, Ashwini Choubey and R.K. Singh from Bihar, Virendra Kumar from Madhya Pradesh, Anantkumar Hegde from Karnataka, Gajendra Singh Shekhawat from Rajasthan and former IAS officer K.J. Alphons.

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