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PM Modi Cabinet Expansion: Ravi Shankar Prasad, Prakash Javadekar Resign As Union Ministers

By FnF Correspondent | PUBLISHED: 07, Jul 2021, 17:54 pm IST | UPDATED: 07, Jul 2021, 17:55 pm IST

PM Modi Cabinet Expansion: Ravi Shankar Prasad, Prakash Javadekar Resign As Union Ministers New Delhi: A major reshuffle of the Union council of ministers in on the card. After days of speculations, it is being confirmed that Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Cabinet will be expanded Today evening. The oath taking ceremony will take place at about 6 PM. 

This will be the first cabinet expansion in Modi's government after he came back to power for the second time in the 2019 Lok Sabha Elections. It is believed that 43 leaders will take oath as Union Ministers in the Union Cabinet expansion, to be held later today.

In the expansion of the cabinet, preference will be given to the experience of governance and system. Attention will be paid to sub-regional claims within bigger states like UP, Maharashtra, Gujarat or Karnataka.

Along with this, the emphasis will be on the selection of youth leaders for the cabinet. It is speculated that the new cabinet will be the youngest Council Of Ministers, India has had until now. Young leaders with professional education like MBA post-graduation may be included in the new cabinet. Apart from this, the percentage of the representation of women will be increased. 

The smallest communities will be given a chance to be represented, including Yadavs, Kurmis, Jats, Kahrs, Pasi, Koris, and Lodhis. Two dozen OBC or backward class ministers will be in the cabinet after this expansion. The representation of scheduled castes will be the highest among the governments so far.
A major reshuffle of the Union council of ministers in on the cards. After days of speculations, it is being confirmed that Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Cabinet will be expanded today evening. 

As many as 43 new members are all set to be sworn in this evening in Prime Minister Modi's new cabinet which will be one of the most inclusive with record representation of SC, ST members.

43 Ministers To Take Oath 

1. Smt. Meenakshi Lekhi

2. Smt. Annapurna Devi
3. Shri. A. Narayanaswamy
4. Shri. Kaushal Kishore
5. Shri. Rajeev Chandrasekhar
6. Sushri Shobha Karandlaje
7. Shri. Bhanu Pratap Singh Verma
8. Smt. Darshna Vikram Jardosh
9. Shri. Ajay Bhat
10. Shri.  Narayan Tam Rane
11. Shri.Sarbananda Sonowal
12. Dr. Virendra Kumar
13. Shri. Jyotiraditya M Scindia
14. Shri. Ramachandra Prasad Singh
15. Shri. Ashwini Vaishnav
16. Shri. Pashupati Kumar Paras
17. Kiren Rijiju
18. Raj Kumar Singh
19. Mansukh Mandaviya
20. Bhupendra Yadav
21. Parshottam Rupala
22. G. Kishan Reddy
23. Anurag Singh Tahkur
24. Pankaj Choudhary
25. Anupriya Singh Patel
26. B.K. Verma
27. Ajay Kumar
28. Chauhan Devisinh
29. Bhagwanth Khuba
30. Kapil Moreshwar Patil
31. Sushri Pratima Bhoumik 
32. Dr. Subhas Sarkar
33. Dr. Bhahwat Kishanrao Karad
34. Dr. Rajkumar Ranjan Singh
35. Bharati Pravin Pawar
36. Bishwewar Tudu
37. Shantanu Thakur
38. Dr.Munjapara Mahendrabhai
39. John Barla
40. Dr. L. Murugan
41. Nitish Pramanik
42. S. P. Singh Baghel
43. Shri Nisith Pramanik

In a latest development, Union Minister for Law and Information Technology, Ravi Shankar Prasad has resigned from the Council of Ministers.

Even Prakash Javadekar, Union Minister for Environment and Information and Broadcasting, has also tendered his resignation to President Ram Nath Kovind.

The Congress has called the cabinet reshuffle meaningless as it alleged that the BJP has failed to govern the country properly and it requires vision reshuffle.

In a statement, Congress spokesperson Jaiveer Shergill said, "Cabinet Reshuffle is meaningless because BJP Govt is completely 'Asafal', when it comes to economy, employment, health infra, national security. BJP Govt requires reset of vision, governance rather than reshuffle of portfolios!!."

Referring to the proposed Union Cabinet reshuffle, Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee, during a press meet here, said the removal of Babul Supriyo from the council of ministers shows that "they (BJP government) have also lost it even before the arrival of their end" in 2024.

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