Sudarshan Bhagat, who was holding the charge of Minister of State for Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare, was on Sunday shifted to the Ministry of Tribal Affairs as a junior minister. Bhagat had taken charge as the Minister of State for Agriculture & Farmers Welfare on July 8 last year.
He represents Lohardaga (Jharkhand) constituency in Lok Sabha. With his induction, there are now two junior ministers of Tribal Affairs. The other minister is Jaswantsinh Sumanbhai Bhabhor, a sitting MP of the BJP from Dahod in Gujarat.
Bhagat was the member of 15th Lok Sabha (2009-2014). He was a member of Jharkhand Legislative Assembly from 2000-2005 and was Minister of State for Human Resources (2000-2003) and CM Secretariat (Independent Charge) (2003-2004) in the Jharkhand government. He also served as Cabinet Minister of Welfare (2004-2005) in the Jharkhand government.
Born on October 10, 1969, Bhagat is a graduate and has been member of various Parliamentary committees.