Cabinet Ministers Resigned: Union Law and IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad and Information and Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javadekar have resigned just before the Union Cabinet expansion at 6 pm. Before Ravi Shankar Prasad and Prakash Javadekar, Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan, Union Chemicals and Fertilizers Minister DV Sadananda Gowda, Labor Minister Santosh Gangwar and Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank resigned.
Minister of State for Education Sanjay Dhotre, Minister of State for Forest and Environment Babul Supriyo, Rao Saheb Danve, Ratan Lal Kataria, Pratap Sarangi and Dev Shree Banerjee also resigned from the Union Cabinet. Union Minister for Social Justice and Empowerment Thaawarchand Gehlot has been appointed as the Governor. He has already resigned from the post of minister. The President has accepted the resignation of these ministers.
Let us inform that 36 new faces are being included in the expansion of the Council of Ministers. Also 7 ministers are being promoted i.e. a total of 43 ministers are going to take oath today. Among the ministers who got promotion are Anurag Thakur, Kiren Rijiju, RK Singh, Mansukh Mandaviya, G Kishan Reddy, Purushottam Rupala and Hardeep Singh Puri.
36 new faces
Narayan Rane, Sarbananda Sonowal, Virendra Kumar, Jyotiraditya Scindia, Ramchandra Prasad Singh (RCP Singh, JDU), Ashwini Vaishnav, Pashupati Paras (LJP), Bhupendra Yadav, Pankaj Choudhary, Anupriya Patel (Apna Dal), Satya Pal Singh Baghel, Rajiv Chandrashekhar, Shobha Karandalje, Bhanu Pratap Singh Verma, Darshan Vikram, Meenakshi Lekhi, Anuppurna Devi, A Narayanasamy, Kaushal Kishore, Ajay Bhatt, BL Verma, Ajay Kumar, Devsinh Chauhan, Bhagwanth Khuba, Kapil Patil, Pratima Bhowmik, Subhash Sarkar, Bhagwat Karad, Raj Kumar Ranjan Singh, Bharti Praveen Pawar, Visheshwar Tudu, Shantun Thakur, Munjapara Mahendra Bhai, John Barala, L Murgun, Nishit will take oath as certified ministers.
After starting his second term as Prime Minister in May 2019 with 57 ministers, Prime Minister Narendra Modi is going to reshuffle and expand the Union Council of Ministers for the first time in this tenure. There were a total of 53 ministers in the current Council of Ministers and according to the rules, the maximum number of members in the Union Council of Ministers can be 81.