PM Modi Cabinet Expansion: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has made a big reshuffle in his cabinet. 36 new ministers have been included in the cabinet and seven ministers including Anurag Thakur, G Kishan Reddy and Hardeep Puri have been promoted. That is, today a total of 43 ministers took oath at Rashtrapati Bhavan. Of these, 15 will be cabinet ministers and 28 ministers of state. Seven women leaders took oath as ministers today.
However, just before this, a total of 12 ministers resigned. It also includes shocking names like IT and Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad, Health Minister Harsh Vardhan, Information Broadcasting and Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar.
Apart from Ravi Shankar, Harsh Vardhan, Prakash Javadekar, Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank, Chemicals and Fertilizers Minister Sadananda Gowda, Labor and Employment Minister Santosh Kumar Gangwar, Minister of State for Education Sanjay Dhotre, Minister of State for Women and Child Development Devshree Chaudhary, Minister of State for Environment Babul Supriyo, Ratanlal Kataria, Minister of State for Animal Husbandry and Dairying Pratap Sarangi resigned. Thawarchand Gehlot has been appointed as the Governor of Karnataka.
The resignation of all has been accepted by President Ram Nath Kovind. Those who have accepted the resignation include six cabinet ministers, one minister of state with independent charge and five ministers of state.
After starting his second term as Prime Minister in May 2019 with 57 ministers, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has reshuffled and expanded 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.
He got the post of cabinet minister
Narayan Rane, Member of Rajya Sabha from Maharashtra as Cabinet Minister, Sarbananda Sonowal, former Chief Minister of Assam, Virendra Kumar, former Union Minister and MP from Tikamgarh, Madhya Pradesh, Jyotiraditya Scindia, Rajya Sabha member from Madhya Pradesh, National President of Janata Dal United and Rajya Sabha member Ram Chandra Prasad Singh, BJP Rajya Sabha member from Odisha Ashwini Vaishnav and President of Paras faction of Lok Janshakti Party Pashupati Kumar Paras took oath.
they got promotion
Apart from these, Kiren Rijiju, Rajkumar Singh, Hardeep Singh Puri and Mansukh Bhai Mandaviya also took oath as cabinet ministers. These four leaders have been promoted from Minister of State (Independent Charge) and given the status of Cabinet Minister. Rijiju was earlier the Minister of State (Independent Charge) in the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports and Singh was earlier the Minister of State (Independent Charge) in the Ministry of Power while Puri was the Minister of State (Independent Charge) in the Ministry of Housing and Urban Development and Civil Aviation. Mandaviya held the portfolio of Minister of State (Independent Charge) of the Ministry of Ports, Shipping and Waterways. BJP general secretary and Rajya Sabha member from Rajasthan Bhupendra Yadav also took oath as a cabinet minister.
The ministers of state who were directly promoted and made cabinet ministers include Purushottam Rupala, G Kishan Reddy and Anurag Singh Thakur. Earlier, Rupala was the Minister of State for Agriculture, while Reddy was the Minister of State for Home and Thakur was the Minister of State for Finance.
Among those who took oath as ministers of state are BJP MP from Mohanlalganj in Uttar Pradesh Pankaj Choudhary, Apna Dal(S)’s Anupriya Patel, Agra MP SP Singh Baghel, BJP Rajya Sabha member from Karnataka Rajeev Chandrasekhar, Udupi Chikmagalur of Karnataka. MP from Shobha Karandlaje, 5th time MP from Jalaun in Uttar Pradesh Bhanu Pratap Singh Verma, MP from Surat in Gujarat Darshana Jardosh, MP from New Delhi Meenakshi Lekhi, MP from Koderma, Jharkhand Annapurna Devi, MP from Chitradurga in Karnataka A Narayanaswamy, Kaushal Kishor, MP from Mohanlal Ganj in Uttar Pradesh, Ajay Bhatt, MP from Nainital-Udham Singh Nagar of Uttarakhand, Ajay Mishra, MP from Kheri in Uttar Pradesh, BL Verma, Member of Rajya Sabha from Uttar Pradesh, Chouhan Debu Singh, MP from Kheda, Gujarat, Bhagwant Khuba, MP from Bidar, Karnataka, Kapil Patil, MP from Bhiwandi, Maharashtra, Pratima Bhowmik, MP from West Tripura, Subhash Sarkar, MP from Bankura, West Bengal, Bhagwat Karad, Member of Rajya Sabha from Maharashtra, Rajkumar Ranjan Singh, MP from Manipur, Maharashtra only Dindori MP Bharti Pawar, Odisha’s Mayurbhanj MP Vishweshwar Tudu, West Bengal’s Bangaon MP Shantanu Thakur, Gujarat’s Surendranagar MP Munjapara Mahendra Bhai, West Bengal’s Alidwarpur MP John Barla, Tamil Nadu BJP President L Murugan and West Bengal Nishith Pramanik, MP from Cooch Vihar. Of these, Murugan and Sonowal are leaders who are not members of either House of Parliament.