Ravi Shankar Prasad and Prakash Javadekar quit as Union Ministers today, in big upsets ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s cabinet reshuffle. The swearing-in ceremony of the new ministers is underway at the Rashtrapati Bhavan in the national capital.
Forty three new ministers will take oath today as Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s cabinet is set to get a facelift amid efforts to reinvigorate the administration that has been heavily criticised for its handling of the coronavirus pandemic, soaring prices of essentials among a range of issues.
Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan and Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank are among 12 ministers who resigned today, hours before Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s cabinet reshuffle.
Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank and Labour Minister Santosh Gangwar were the first to quit the Union Cabinet today.
Mr Pokhriyal and Mr Gangwar have reportedly given health reasons in their resignation letters. Babul Supriyo, in a Facebook post, said that he has also quit as Union Minister of State for Environment.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s mega cabinet reshuffle, the first in his second term, will be announced today at 6 pm. According to top government sources, the new cabinet will be the youngest ever in India’s history.
The average age will be the lowest ever after the revamp, there will be more women ministers and special representation will be given to those who have administrative experience, sources said.
Ahead of the expansion, PM Modi’s government on Tuesday created a new ‘Ministry of Cooperation’, looking to provide more heft to the cooperative movement in the country.
The Union Cabinet, which can have 81 members, currently has 53 ministers. This means 28 ministers can be added.
PM Modi is making changes to his cabinet for the first time since he started his second term in 2019.
Here are the LIVE Updates on PM Modi’s Cabinet Reshuffle:
I extend my heartiest wishes and pray to Ma Tripursundari for her success as a Union Minister. pic.twitter.com/zeXsdDLkT1
– Biplab Kumar Deb (@BjpBiplab) July 7, 2021
Meghalaya and the whole of North East is elated with the induction of Sh. @KirenRijiju Ji and Sh. @sarbanandsonwal into the Union Cabinet today. The #CabinetReshuffle proves inclusivity and diversity which is the essence of a New India. Congratulations brothers! pic.twitter.com/iCCRO6BX4b
– Conrad Sangma (@SangmaConrad) July 7, 2021
Cabinet Overhaul 2021: Ravi Shankar Prasad Changes His Twitter Bio
Ravi Shankar Prasad changes his Twitter bio to Member of Parliament from Patna Sahib Lok Sabha, Bihar. BJP worker after resigning ahead of the big cabinet reshuffle.
Cabinet Expansion 2021: Sobha Karandlaje Sworn In
Sobha Karandlaje, a close aide of BS Yediyurappa, sworn in as a minister
Cabinet Expansion 2021: Apna Dal’s Anupriya Patel Sworn In
Apna Dal’s Anupriya Patel takes oath as a minister
Covid19 prep. Vaccination. Pandemic management. Economy. Job creation. Farmer welfare. National Education Policy. Parliament. Destroying institutions and federalism. Women empowerment.
When the full CUPBOARD is in bad shape, what do U do ?
Change just the cabinet🤪
– Derek O’Brien | ডেরেক ও’ব্রায়েন (@derekobrienmp) July 7, 2021
Anurag Thakur sworn in as a cabinet minister
G Kishan Reddy taks oath as Cabinet Minister
Supporters of BJP MP Jyotiraditya Scindia celebrate his inclusion in the new Union Cabinet, outside the BJP office in Bhopal.
“There is enthusiasm among MP youth. We are celebrating, distributing sweets as Modiji has given an opportunity to youth leadership,” said a supporter pic.twitter.com/jR2H1q0Xh4
– ANI (@ANI) July 7, 2021
Cabinet Expansion 2021: Mansukh Mandaviya Takes Oath
Mansukh Mandaviya takes oath as a Cabinet Minister
Hardeep Singh Puri takes oath as a Cabinet Minister
Cabinet Reshuffle 2021: Kiren Rijiju Takes Oath As Cabinet Minister
Kiren Rijiju elevated to a Cabinet Minister takes oath
Congratulations to Shri @sarbanandsonwal Ji on being sworn in as a Union Cabinet Minister.
My best wishes on your new role. You are an inspiration to all of us.
We are highly hopeful of your positive and impactful role in the development of our country. pic.twitter.com/X5kyXbUOf1
– Pema Khandu པདྨ་མཁའ་འགྲོ་། (@PemaKhanduBJP) July 7, 2021
PM Modi Cabinet Expansion Live: JDU President Ramchandra Prasad Singh Takes Oath
Ramchandra Prasad Singh, a close aide of Nitish Kumar and President of the JD(U), sworn in as minister. He is the only minister to be inducted into the Cabinet from the Janata Dal United.
Jyotiraditya Scindia, who joined the BJP in March, 2020 leading to the collapse of the Kamal Nath government in Madhya Pradesh, takes oath as PM Modi’s Cabinet Minister.
Former Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal takes oath as minister
Image courtesy: ANI
PM Modi Cabinet Expansion Live: Swearing-In Begins
Narayan Rane takes oath as a minister
Visuals from inside the Rashtrapati Bhavan of 43 leaders including Jyotiraditya Scindia, Sarbananda Sonowal, Pashupati Kumar Paras, Bhupender Yadav, Anupriya Patel, Shobha Karandlaje, Meenakshi Lekhi, Anurag Thakur, who will be taking oath as part of Union Cabinet expansion,today pic.twitter.com/g1x2ssv0u8
– ANI (@ANI) July 7, 2021
Cabinet Reshuffle Update: Nearly 20% Ministers Sacked In Massive Overhaul
PM Modi has sacked around 20% of ministers from his Council of Ministers – roughly one out of every five ministers has been shuffled out. It includes seven Cabinet-rank ministers.
If the Union Education Minister and his MoS are asked to resign, what does it say about the New Education Policy that was unveiled with great fanfare?
The NEP has been criticised by States, political parties, educationists, teachers, academics and scholars.
– P. Chidambaram (@PChidambaram_IN) July 7, 2021
Ravi Shankar Prasad and Prakash Javadekar quit as Union Ministers today, in big upsets ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s cabinet reshuffle.
Ravi Shankar Prasad was Minister for Law and Electronics and IT and had lately been locked in a bitter feud with social media companies, mainly Twitter, over new IT rules.
Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar’s resignation is also a big surprise because he was the government’s spokesperson.
1. Shri D.V. Sadananda Gowda
2. Shri Ravi Shankar Prasad
3. Shri Thaawarchand Gehlot
4. Shri Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’
5. Dr. Harsh Vardhan
6. Shri Prakash Javadekar
7. Shri Santosh Kumar Gangwar
8. Shri Babul Supriyo
9. Shri Dhotre Sanjay Shamrao
10. Shri Rattan Lal Kataria
11. Shri Pratap Chandra Sarangi
Cabinet Expansion 2021
Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Cabinet grows in strength from 54 ministers, including PM Modi, to 78 ministers.
There is a lesson for ministers in these resignations. If things go right the credit will go to the PM, if things go wrong the Minister will be the fall guy.
That is the price a Minister pays for implicit obedience and unquestioning subservience.
– P. Chidambaram (@PChidambaram_IN) July 7, 2021
Several Dalits, backward caste members are being made ministers. They are doing it from the point of polls. This is being done to distract people. They are not doing this for welfare of communities but because of their compulsion: Cong MP Mallikarjun Kharge on Cabinet expansion pic.twitter.com/GhUZbjIpRR
– ANI (@ANI) July 7, 2021
BJP MP Babul Supriyo today announced he has resigned as junior minister in the Environment Ministry. In a post on Facebook, the former Minister of State said he is “extremely happy” that he left the stint “without a spot of corruption on me”. Mr Supriyo congratulated some leaders from Bengal who are going to be part of the refreshed Union cabinet, and added – “I am surely sad for myself.”
Cabinet Expansion 2021: Northeast Representation In Revamped Cabinet
Rameshwar Teli has been retained as Minister of State for Food processing. Kiren Rijiju has been promoted. Sarbananda Sonowal returns to Delhi and two new faces have been inducted – Dr RK Ranjan Singh and Pratima Bhowmik.
1. Shri Narayan Tatu Rane
2. Shri Sarbananda Sonowal
3. Dr. Virendra Kumar
4. Shri Jyotiraditya M Scindia
5. Shri Ramchandra Prasad Singh
6. Shri Ashwini Vaishnaw
7. Shri Pashu Pati Kumar Paras
8. Shri Kiren Rijiju
9. Shri Raj Kumar Singh
10. Shri Hardeep Singh Puri
11. Shri Mansukh Mandaviya
12. Shri Bhupender Yadav
13. Shri Parshottam Rupala
14. Shri G. Kishan Reddy
15. Shri Anurag Singh Thakur
16. Shri Pankaj Choudhary
17. Smt. Anupriya Singh Patel
18. Dr. Satya Pal Singh Baghel
19. Shri Rajeev Chandrasekhar
20. Sushri Shobha Karandlaje
21. Shri Bhanu Pratap Singh Verma
22. Smt. Darshana Vikram Jardosh
23. Smt. Meenakashi Lekhi
24. Smt. Annpurna Devi
25. Shri A. Narayanaswamy
26. Shri Kaushal Kishore
27. Shri Ajay Bhatt
28. Shri B. L. Verma
29.Shri Ajay Kumar
30. Shri Chauhan Devusinh
31. Shri Bhagwanth Khuba
32.Shri Kapil Moreshwar Patil
33. Sushri Pratima Bhoumik
34. Dr. Subhas Sarkar
35. Dr. Bhagwat Kishanrao Karad
36. Dr. Rajkumar Ranjan Singh
37. Dr. Bharati Pravin Pawar
38. Shri Bishweswar Tudu
39. Shri Shantanu Thakur
40.Dr. Munjapara Mahendrabhai
41. Shri John Barla
42. Dr. L. Murugan
43. Shri Nisith Pramanik
Cabinet Expansion 2021
36 new ministers will take oath today as PM Modi revamps his cabinet. Seven Ministers of State and Ministers of State (Independent Charge) are to be promoted. At least 11 have resigned from their posts so far and one has been appointed Governor of a state.
Cabinet Expansion 2021: Ministers from UP who will joing PM Modi’s revamped cabinet
Bhanu Pratap Sharma
- Harsh Vardhan
- Babul Supriyo
- Ashwini Kumar Choubey
- Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank
- Santosh Gangwar
- Sanjay Dhotre
- Debasree Chaudhuri
- Ratan Lal Kataria
- Sadananda Gowda
- Thawarchand Gehlot
- Rao Saheb Danve Patil
Cabinet Expansion 2021: 11 ministers have quit so far
Pratap Sarangi, Rao Saheb Danve Patil and Sadananda Gowda have also quit as ministers.
Minister Babul Supriyo quits ahead of Cabinet reshuffle at 6pm. He announced this in a Facebook post.
PM Modi Cabinet Expansion Live: New Face From Tripura
Lok Sabha MP Pratima Bhowmik likely in new cabinet.
BREAKING | Dr Harshvardhan Quits As Union Health Minister, Was Widely Criticised For Handling Of Covid Crisis.
Bengal MP Shantanu Thakur likely to be in new Cabinet.
PM Modi Cabinet Expansion Live: Sanjay Dhotre, Ratan Lal Kataria resign
Minister of State for Education Sanjay Dhotre resigns from Union Cabinet. Ratan Lal Kataria has also resigned.
Delhi | Home Minister Amit Shah, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, BJP President JP Nadda, Sarbananda Sonowal, GK Reddy, Kiren Rijiju, Jyotiraditya Scindia, Parshottam Rupala and Anupriya Patel leave from 7, Lok Kalyan Marg#CabinetReshuffle
– NDTV (@ndtv) July 7, 2021
- 12 SC Ministers, 2 in Cabinet
- 8 ST Ministers, 3 in Cabinet
- 27 OBC Ministers, 5 in Cabinet
- 5 Minority Ministers, 3 in Cabinet
- 11 Women Ministers, 2 in Cabinet
- 14 Ministers below 50, 6 in Cabinet
- Average Age of Council: 58 years
- Experience in new Council: 4 former chief ministers, 18 former ministers in state governments, 39 former MLAs
- Professionals in Council: 13 Lawyers, 6 Doctors, 5 Engineers, 7 Civil servants
- Qualifications: 7 Ministers have PhDs, 3 are MBAs, 68 Graduates
- Ministers from 25 States/UTs
Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank
Rao Saheb Dhanve Patil
G Kishan Reddy
Hardeep Singh Puri
PM’s Big Cabinet Reshuffle: Who are likely to be promoted
Ministers of State Anurag Thakur, Purshottam Rupala and GK Reddy, who also met with PM Modi, are likely to be promoted.
Cabinet Expansion 2021: Who are likely to join cabinet
Jyotiraditya Scindia, Sarbananda Sonowal, Narayan Rane, Bhupendra Yadav and Meenakshi Lekhi are set to join the government. They were among 17 people who visited PM Modi’s residence ahead of the revamp.
Debashree Chaudhuri has also resigned as minister.
• Sources: Kiren Rijiju likely to be promoted
• Sources: Hardeep Singh Puri likely to be promoted
• 25 OBC ministers, 5 with cabinet rank
• 5 minority ministers, 3 with cabinet rank
• 14 ministers below 50, 6 with cabinet rank
JUST IN | Leaders Shobha Karandlaje, Bhanu Pratap Verma, Darshana Jardosh, Kiren Rjiju, Nishith Pramanik and Shantanu Thakur have met the Prime Minister.
PM Modi Cabinet Expansion Live: Reboot has eye on polls in 5 states
The reboot will also focus on regions within states, with an eye on polls in five states next year and the 2024 national election. The shake-up is also expected to bring in a greater share of ministries for OBCs (Other Backward Class).
BREAKING | Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ resigns citing health reasons. Santosh Gangwar, the labour minister, also resigned sometime ago.
PM Modi Cabinet Expansion Live: 43 Ministers To Take Oath
43 ministers, new and old, will take oath today.
BREAKING | Minister Santosh Gangwar has resigned as Labour Minister: Sources
PM’s Big Cabinet Reshuffle LIVE: 29 new ministers can be added
The Union Cabinet, which can have 81 members, currently has 52 ministers. This means 29 ministers can be added.
List of politicians who have reached Prime Minister Modi’s residence ahead of Cabinet reshuffle:
- Jyotiraditya ScindiaSarbananda Sonowal
- Bhupender Yadav
- Anurag Thakur
- Meenakshi Lekhi
- Anupriya Patel
- Ajay Bhatt
- Shobha Karandjale
- Sunita Dugga
- Bharati Pawar
- Santanu Thakur
- Narayan Rane
- Kapil Patil
- Pashupati Paras
- RCP Singh
- G Krishan Reddy
- Parshottam Rupala
Ahead of the cabinet changes, Union Social Justice Minister Thawarchand Gehlot was elevated as Governor and several Governors were shifted yesterday. Mr Gehlot’s exit leaves a Rajya Sabha and government vacancy that opens up possibilities for recent defectors like Dinesh Trivedi (switched from Trinamool Congress to BJP) and Jitin Prasada (ex-Congress).
Cabinet Expansion 2021: Amit Shah, JP Nadda at PM’s residence
BREAKING | Home Minister Amit Shah and BJP chief JP Nadda reach PM’s residence
PM Modi’s Cabinet Reshuffle 2021: Education level of cabinet likely to get a boost
Government sources also say the revamped cabinet will include “PhDs, MBAs, post-graduates and professionals”, to bring up the average education level.
PM Modi Cabinet Expansion Live: More Women Ministers Likely
There will be more women ministers and special representation will be given to those who have administrative experience, say the sources.
Jyotiraditya Scindia, Sarbananda Sonowal, Narayan Rane, Varun Gandhi and Lok Janshakti Party (LJP)’s Pashupati Paras are among the likely new ministers.
The new cabinet will be the “youngest-ever” in India’s history, top government sources say. The shake-up is also expected to bring in a greater share of ministries for OBCs (Other Backward Class).
Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar signalled what was seen as a major climb-down today regarding his party’s stance on Union cabinet berths. The Janata Dal United, he indicated, will be part of the Central government this time — mostly on the BJP’s terms. “I’m not aware of any formula… Whatever the respected Prime Minister decides we will accept,” Mr Kumar said, adding that RCP Singh — the National President of his Janata Dal United who is currently in Delhi — has been authorised to finalise everything with BJP.
Cabinet meetings cancelled today
JUST IN | Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) and Cabinet meetings that were scheduled today have been cancelled.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s mega cabinet reshuffle will be announced today at 6 pm. All eyes are on leaders arriving in Delhi ahead of the oath ceremony.
Read the full list here.
Former Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal today reached Delhi after “receiving a call” to be present in the national capital for his likely induction in Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s cabinet which may happen on tomorrow, according to BJP insiders. BJP Parliamentarian from Inner Manipur, Dr RK Ranjan Singh, too, has been summoned, the party’s sources in the state said.
Mr Sonowal arrived in New Delhi by Tuesday afternoon amid speculation that he may get a plum ministry. Party insiders indicate that his induction was a “done deal”.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government today created a new ‘Ministry of Cooperation’, looking to provide more heft to the cooperative movement in the country. The move came a day before the Union cabinet was scheduled for a reshuffle, with some new faces expected to join the Centre in key positions.
The creation of the new ministry indicates the Centre’s commitment to community-based developmental partnership, according to release from the Cabinet Secretariat. “Sahkar se samriddhi” (Prosperity from cooperation) is the vision of the Ministry of Cooperation, it said, calling the move “historic”.
Amid speculations about an expansion of the Union Cabinet, BJP MP and former Chief Minister of Maharashtra, Narayan Rane arrived in Delhi on Tuesday evening.
Asked about his visit to the national capital, Rane said, “I’m an MP, so I’ve to come here. We come here ahead of the Parliament session. If anything important happens, we’ll tell you. Can we hide anything from you?”
Talking of the possibility of him getting a Union Cabinet berth, Mr Rane said, “Let it get confirmed. Not received a call.”
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