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PM Modi revamps his team with 43 new ministers, drops many heavyweights from 'young cabinet'

As many as 43 ministers took oath in a major cabinet expansion-cum-reshuffle while 12 ministers were dropped. The new-look Team Modi now has seven more women members taking the overall strength of female ministers to 11. IN PICS

India TV News Desk India TV News Desk
New Delhi Updated on: July 07, 2021 23:33 IST

Modi Cabinet Expansion: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday made big changes in his Council of Ministers. As many as 43 new ministers took oath of office at an event held at the Rashtrapati Bhawan in New Delhi. The major revamp includes several new faces and elevation of many existing ministers. This cabinet rejig is the first since 2019 when the BJP-led NDA won a massive majority. Among the top new entrants were Narayan Rane, Sarbananda Sonowal, Jyotiraditya Scindia, Pasupati Paras while Union Ministers Dr Harsh Vardhan, Ramesh Pokhriyal, Babul Supriyo were among the ones who lost their place in the Modi Cabinet. The Cabinet reshuffle has come a few months ahead of crucial Assembly elections in states like Uttar Pradesh and Punjab next year. IN PICS

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  • 10:31 PM (IST) Posted by Nivedita Dash

    Kiren Rijiju is new Minister of Law and Justice

    Kiren Rijiju is new Minister of Law and Justice

  • 10:30 PM (IST) Posted by Nivedita Dash

    Smriti Zubin Irani is new Minister of Women and Child Development

    Smriti Zubin Irani is new Minister of Women and Child Development

  • 10:30 PM (IST) Posted by Nivedita Dash

    Arjun Munda is Minister of Tribal Affairs

    Arjun Munda is Minister of Tribal Affairs

  • 10:29 PM (IST) Posted by Nivedita Dash

    Narendra Singh Tomar is Minister of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare

    Narendra Singh Tomar is Minister of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare

  • 10:28 PM (IST) Posted by Nivedita Dash

    Dr. Subrahmanyam Jaishankar stays as Minister of External Affairs

    Dr. Subrahmanyam Jaishankar stays as Minister of External Affairs

  • 10:27 PM (IST) Posted by Nivedita Dash

    Nitin Jairam Gadkari stays Minister of Road Transport and Highways

    Nitin Jairam Gadkari stays Minister of Road Transport and Highways

  • 10:27 PM (IST) Posted by Nivedita Dash

    Piyush Goyal gets Commerce and Industry, Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution; and Textiles

    Piyush Goyal gets Commerce and Industry, Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution; and Textiles

  • 10:26 PM (IST) Posted by Nivedita Dash

    Pralhad Joshi is Minister of Parliamentary Affairs; Minister of Coal; and Minister of Mines

    Pralhad Joshi is Minister of Parliamentary Affairs; Minister of Coal; and Minister of Mines

  • 10:25 PM (IST) Posted by Nivedita Dash

    Narayan Tatu Rane is Minister of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises

    Narayan Tatu Rane is Minister of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises

  • 10:25 PM (IST) Posted by Nivedita Dash

    Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi is Minister of Minority Affairs

    Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi is Minister of Minority Affairs

  • 10:24 PM (IST) Posted by Nivedita Dash

    Ramchandra Prasad Singh is Minister of Steel

    Ramchandra Prasad Singh is Minister of Steel

  • 10:24 PM (IST) Posted by Nivedita Dash

    Giriraj Singh is Minister of Rural Development and Minister of Panchayati Raj

    Giriraj Singh is Minister of Rural Development and Minister of Panchayati Raj

  • 10:23 PM (IST) Posted by Nivedita Dash

    Sarbananda Sonowal gets Minister of Ports, Shipping and Waterways; and Minister of AYUSH

    Sarbananda Sonowal gets Minister of Ports, Shipping and Waterways; and Minister of AYUSH

  • 10:21 PM (IST) Posted by Nivedita Dash

    Rajnath Singh, Amit Shah, Nirmala Sitharaman keep their portfolios

    Rajnath Singh stays as Defence Minister, Amit Shah as Home Minister, Nirmala Sitharaman keeps Finance Ministry

  • 10:12 PM (IST) Posted by Nivedita Dash

    Bhupendra Yadav gets Ministry of Labour and Employment

    Bhupendra Yadav gets Ministry of Labour and Employment along with Environment ministry

  • 10:11 PM (IST) Posted by Nivedita Dash

    Pashupati Kumar Paras gets Food Processing Industries ministry

    Pashupati Kumar Paras gets Food Processing Industries ministry 

  • 10:06 PM (IST) Posted by Nivedita Dash

    Anurag Thakur is new Sports minister

    Anurag Thakur is new Sports minister along with additional charge of Information and Broadcast ministry 

  • 10:05 PM (IST) Posted by Nivedita Dash

    Meenakshi Lekhi is now MoS for Ministry of External Affairs

    Meenakshi Lekhi brings with her a strong background of articulation and interest in India's civilization and culture. Accordingly she will be MOS in External Affairs and Culture Ministry 

  • 10:03 PM (IST) Posted by Nivedita Dash

    Parsohttam Rupala gets Animal Husbandry ministry

    Parsohttam Rupala hails from Gujarat, the state with the longest coastline and where the dairy sector has been very advanced. These are also sectors that are close to the Prime Minister’s heart. His experiences in dairies, fisheries will be helpful in his tenure as a Cabinet Minister.

  • 9:59 PM (IST) Posted by Nivedita Dash

    Jyotiraditya Scindia gets Civil aviation ministry

    Jyotiraditya Scindia gets Civil aviation ministry

  • 9:57 PM (IST) Posted by Nivedita Dash

    Hardeep Puri gets Petroleum ministry

    Hardeep Puri gets Petroleum ministry along with Urban Development

  • 9:52 PM (IST) Posted by Nivedita Dash

    Piyush Goyal to handle the Ministry of Textiles

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  • 9:50 PM (IST) Posted by Nivedita Dash

    Ashwini Vaishnaw gets Railway Ministry

    Aswhini Vaishnav brings with him rich administrative experience that will come handy as he is assigned the important portfolio of Ministry of IT and Communications. He also got the Railways.  Railways and IT are being clubbed to ensure effective Tech usage in railway for passenger safety and convenience.

  • 9:48 PM (IST) Posted by Nivedita Dash

    PM Modi keeps Science and Technology Ministry with himself

    PM Modi keeps Science and Technology Ministry with himself

  • 9:47 PM (IST) Posted by Nivedita Dash

    One minister will be in charge of Culture & Tourism and Northeast development

    One minister will be in charge of Culture & Tourism and Northeast development

  • 9:44 PM (IST) Posted by Nivedita Dash

    Mansukh Mandaviya gets Ministry of Health

    Mansukh Mandaviya gets Ministry of Health

  • 9:40 PM (IST) Posted by Nivedita Dash

    Union Home Minister Amit Shah gets additional charge of Ministry of Co-operation in Modi's new cabinet

    Union Home Minister Amit Shah gets additional charge of Ministry of Co-operation in Modi's new cabinet.

  • 9:02 PM (IST) Posted by Nivedita Dash

    Rajnath Singh congratulates the new Cabinet, tweets, '#Govt4Growth will meet the criteria'

    Hearty congratulations and best wishes to all the comrades who took oath today as a member of the Council of Ministers led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The entire team will work wholeheartedly under the guidance of Modiji in building a developed and strong India.#Govt4Growth will meet the criteria.

  • 8:56 PM (IST) Posted by Nivedita Dash

    I congratulate all the colleagues who have taken oath today: PM Modi

    PM Modi tweeted, "I congratulate all the colleagues who have taken oath today and wish them the very best for their ministerial tenure. We will continue working to fulfil aspirations of the people and build a strong and prosperous India." 

  • 8:41 PM (IST) Posted by Nivedita Dash

    Home Minister Amit Shah congratulates the new Cabinet

    Home Minister Amit Shah tweets, "Congratulations to all the comrades who took oath as the minister. I believe that the entire cabinet under the leadership of Narendra ModiJi will make its best contribution in taking the welfare policies of the government to the people with full devotion and dedication and in realizing the resolve of self-reliant India."

  • 8:37 PM (IST) Posted by Nivedita Dash

    Anupriya Patel: UP elections is very important for my party

    Anupriya Patel: Uttar Pradesh elections is very important for my party. My induction is a testimony to the fact that the people of Uttar Pradesh has approved the coalition of Aapna Party and BJP.

  • 8:34 PM (IST) Posted by Nivedita Dash

    Jyotiraditya Scindia: I am thankful to PM Modi for the opportunity, will work like an obedient party worker

    Newly-inducted Cabinet minister Jyotiraditya Scindia meets his supporters outside his house. While talking to media he said, "I am thankful to PM Modi for the opportunity. Will work like an obedient party worker."

  • 7:48 PM (IST) Posted by Shashank Shantanu

    Modi Cabinet Expansion: PM Modi calls meeting of new team on Thursday

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi has called a meeting of his news ministers on Thursday, 5 PM. As many as 15 Cabinet Ministers took oath on Wednesday. 22 leaders were sworn-in as Minister of State.

  • 7:27 PM (IST) Posted by Nivedita Dash

    Nisith Pramanik takes oath to be part Modi Cabinet

    Nisith Pramanik is a Lok Sabha MP for Cooch Behar in West Bengal, serving his 1st term as MP. He has also worked as an Assistant Teacher in a Primary School. He has a BCA degree. He is from Jalpaiguri, West Bengal

  • 7:26 PM (IST) Posted by Nivedita Dash

    L Murugan takes oath to be part Modi Cabinet

    L Murugan has practiced as a Lawyer in Madras High Court for 15 years before joining full-time public life. He was Vice Chairman of the National Commission of Scheduled Castes from 2017 to 2020. He holds a LLM and PhD in Law from Madras University. He is from Kongu Naadu, Tamil Nadu.

  • 7:24 PM (IST) Posted by Nivedita Dash

    John Barla takes oath to be part Modi Cabinet

    John Barla is a Lok Sabha MP for Alipurduars in West Bengal, serving his 1st term as MP. He has worked tirelessly for the rights of tea garden workers, primarily in North Bengal and Assam for 2 decades. Coming from a humble background, he had started of as a tea garden worker at the tender age of 14. He is from Jalpaiguri, West Bengal.

  • 7:23 PM (IST) Posted by Nivedita Dash

    Munjapara Mahendrabhai takes oath to be part Modi Cabinet

    Munjapara Mahendrabhai is a Lok Sabha MP for Surendranagar in Gujarat, serving his 1st term as MP. Prior to his political career, he had a 3 decades long distinguished career as a Cardiologist and Professor of Medicine in Gujarat. A social worker at heart, he offered medicines at Rs 2 and served as many as 8 lakh patients through various medical camps. He holds an MD in General Medicine and Therapeutics from Gujarat
    University.  He is from Surendranagar, Gujarat.

  • 7:21 PM (IST) Posted by Nivedita Dash

    Shantanu Thakur takes oath to be part Modi Cabinet

    Shantanu Thakur is a Lok Sabha MP for Bongaon in West Bengal, serving his 1st term as MP. He is a senior leader of the Matua community. He holds a BA in English from Karnataka State Open University and Diploma in Hospitality Management. He is from Presidency, West Bengal.

  • 7:18 PM (IST) Posted by Nivedita Dash

    Bishweswar Tudu takes oath to be part Modi Cabinet

    Bishweswar Tudu is a Lok Sabha MP for Mayurbhanj in Odisha, serving his 1st term as MP. Tudu (56) hails from the Cuttack region of Odisha. Prior to his political career, he worked as a Senior Engineer in Water Resources Department in Odisha. He holds a Diploma in Electrical Engineering from Utkalmani Gopabandhu Institute of Engineering, Rourkela. He is Mayurbhanj, Odisha.

  • 7:16 PM (IST) Posted by Nivedita Dash

    Bharati Pravin Pawar takes oath to be part Modi Cabinet

    Bharati Pravin Pawar is a Lok Sabha MP for Dindori in Maharashtra, serving her 1st term as MP. She served as Member of Nashik Zila Parishad and worked for eradicating malnutrition and providing clean drinking water. Before joining public life, she was a Medical Practitioner. She holds a MBBS degree in Surgery from NDMVPS Medical College, Nashik. He is from Khandesh, Maharashtra.

  • 7:14 PM (IST) Posted by Nivedita Dash

    Rajkumar Ranjan Singh takes oath to be part Modi Cabinet

    Rajkumar Ranjan Singh is a Lok Sabha MP for Inner Manipur in Manipur, serving his 1st term as MP. Prior to his political career, he had a 4 decade long career as an geography Professor, ending as Director of College Development Council in Manipur University. He has a MA and PhD in Geography from Gauhati University. He is from Imphal, Manipur.

  • 7:11 PM (IST) Posted by Nivedita Dash

    Dr. Bhagwat Kishanrao Karad takes oath to be part Modi Cabinet

    Dr Bhagwat Kishanrao Karad is a Rajya Sabha MP for Maharashtra, serving his 1st term as MP. In public life, he has served as Mayor of Aurangabad Municipal Corporation and Chairman of Marathwada Legal Development Corporation. A Doctor by profession, he runs Dr Karad Multi Specialty Hospital & Research Center in Aurangabad. He holds MBBS, MS (General Surgery), MCh (Pediatric Surgery), and FCPS (General Surgery) degrees from Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Marathwada University and Mumbai University. Karad is from Marathwada, Maharashtra.

  • 7:08 PM (IST) Posted by Nivedita Dash

    Subhas Sarkar takes oath to be part Modi Cabinet

    Subhas Sarkar (67) is a Lok Sabha MP for Bankura in West Bengal, serving his 1st term as MP. He is a Gynaecologist and board member of AIIMS Kalyani. A social worker since youth, he has been in public life for around nearly 5 decades and was associated with Ramakrishna Mission. He holds an MBBS degree from Calcutta University and Certificate in Ultra Sonography, Infertlity and Laparoscopy. Sarkar is from Medinipur, West Bengal

  • 7:07 PM (IST) Posted by Nivedita Dash

    Sushri Pratima Bhoumik takes oath to be part Modi Cabinet

    Sushri Pratima Bhoumik is a Lok Sabha MP for Tripura West in Tripura, serving her 1st term as MP. She comes from a humble background, practices farming. She holds a Graduate degree in Bio-Science from Women's College, Tripura University Agartala. Bhoumik (52) is from Tripura.

  • 7:05 PM (IST) Posted by Nivedita Dash

    Kapil Moreshwar Patil takes oath to be part Modi Cabinet

    Kapil Moreshwar Patil is a Lok Sabha MP for Bhiwandi in Maharashtra, serving his 2nd term as MP. A grassroot politician, he has served for 3 decades across various positions - from Sarpanch of Dive-Anjur Gram Panchayat to President of Thane Zila Parishad. He holds a BA degree from Mumbai University. Patil is from Konkan, Maharashtra

  • 7:04 PM (IST) Posted by Nivedita Dash

    Bhagwanth Khuba takes oath to be part Modi Cabinet

    Bhagwanth Khuba is a Lok Sabha MP for Bidar in Karnataka, serving his 2nd term as MP. He hold a BTech degree in Mechanical Engineering from Sree Siddaganga Institute of Technology, Tumkur. Khuba (54) is from Bidar, Karnataka.

  • 7:00 PM (IST) Posted by Nivedita Dash

    Devusinh Chauhan takes oath to be part Modi Cabinet

    Devusinh Chauhan is a Lok Sabha MP for Kheda in Gujarat, serving his 2nd term as MP. He has been 2-times MLA in Gujarat Legislative Assembly. Prior to his full-time political career, he has served as an Engineer in All India Radio. He holds a Diploma in Electrical Engineering from Govt Polytechnic, Porbandar. Devusinh Kheda, Gujarat.

  • 6:59 PM (IST) Posted by Nivedita Dash

    Ajay Kumar takes oath to be part Modi Cabinet

    Ajay Kumar is a Lok Sabha MP for Kheri in Uttar Pradesh, serving his 2nd term as MP. He has been a MLA in Uttar Pradesh Legislative Assembly and Member in Kheri Zila Parishad. He has served 3 decades in public life. He has a BSc LLB from Kanpur University. Ajay Kumar is from Awadh, Uttar Pradesh.

  • 6:57 PM (IST) Posted by Nivedita Dash

    B L Verma takes oath to be part Modi Cabinet

    B L Verma is a Rajya Sabha MP for Uttar Pradesh, serving his 1st term as MP. He has served over 35 years in public life. He has an MA from Sampurnanand Sanskrit University, Varanasi. Verma is from Rohilakhand, Uttar Pradesh.

  • 6:56 PM (IST) Posted by Nivedita Dash

    Ajay Bhatt takes oath to be part Modi Cabinet

    Ajay Bhatt is a Lok Sabha MP for Nainital-Udhamsingh Nagar in Uttarakhand, serving his 1st term as MP. He was a 3-time MLA in Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand Legislative Assembly. He held portfolios like Parliamentary Affairs, Health, Disaster Excise as Cabinet Minister in Uttarakhand Government. He has served over 25 years in public life. Prior to public service, he practiced as a Lawyer in Ranikhet. He has an LLB from Kumaun University. Bhatt (60) is from Almora, Uttarakhand.

  • 6:53 PM (IST) Posted by Nivedita Dash

    Kaushal Kishore takes oath to be part Modi Cabinet

    Kaushal Kishore is a Lok Sabha MP for Mohanlalganj in Uttar Pradesh, serving his 2nd term as MP. He has served as MLA in Uttar Pradesh Legislative Assembly. He been Minister of State in Uttar Pradesh Government. He has served over 3 decades in public life. He has a BSc from Kalicharan Inter College. Kishore (61) is from Awadh, Uttar Pradesh.

  • 6:52 PM (IST) Posted by Nivedita Dash

    A Narayanaswamy takes oath to be part Modi Cabinet

    A Narayanaswamy is a Lok Sabha MP for Chitradurg in Karnataka, serving his 1st term as MP. He has also been elected as 4-times MLA in Karnataka Legislative Assembly. He has also been Cabinet Minister in Karnataka Government. He has served over 3 decades in public life. He has an BA from Government Arts College, Bengaluru. Narayanaswamy (64) is from Chitradurg, Karnataka.

  • 6:50 PM (IST) Posted by Nivedita Dash

    Annpurna Devi takes oath to be part Modi Cabinet

    Annpurna Devi is a Lok Sabha MP for Kodarma in Jharkhand, serving her 1st term as MP. She has also been a 4-time MLA from Jharkhand and Bihar. She has served as Cabinet Minister in Government of Jharkhand, holding portfolios like Irrigation, Women & Child Welfare, Registration. She also served as Minister of State for Mines and Geology in the Government of Bihar, at the young age of 30. She has a MA in History from Ranchi University. She is from North Chhotanagpur, Jharkhand.

  • 6:48 PM (IST) Posted by Nivedita Dash

    Meenakashi Lekhi takes oath to be part Modi Cabinet

    Meenakashi Lekhi is a Lok Sabha MP for New Delhi, serving her second term as MP. Lekhi has also been a Member of New Delhi Municipal Corporation (NDMC). Lekhi (54) is a Supreme Court Lawyer and Social Worker and has studied LLB from Delhi University.

  • 6:46 PM (IST) Posted by Nivedita Dash

    Darshana Vikram Jardosh takes oath to be part Modi Cabinet

    Darshana Vikram Jardosh is a Lok Sabha MP for Surat in Gujarat, serving her 3rd term as MP. She has also been Corporator of Surat Municipal Corporation and Member of Gujarat Social Welfare Board. She has served for 4 decades in public life. She is Director of ‘Sanskruti’, an art and cultural organization. She has studied BCom from K P Commerce College, Surat. She is Surat, Gujarat

  • 6:44 PM (IST) Posted by Nivedita Dash

    Bhanu Pratap Singh Verma takes oath to be part Modi Cabinet

    Bhanu Pratap Singh Verma is a Lok Sabha MP for Jalaun in Uttar Pradesh, serving his 5th term as MP. He was also an MLA in Uttar Pradesh Legislative Assembly. He has served over 3 decades in public life, having started his political career in 1980s. He as an MA LLB from Bundelkhand University. Verma (63) is from Bundelkhand, Uttar Pradesh.

  • 6:43 PM (IST) Posted by Nivedita Dash

    Sushri Shobha Karandlaje takes oath to be part Modi Cabinet

    Sushri Shobha Karandlaje is a Lok Sabha MP for Udupi Chikmagalur in Karnataka, serving her 2nd term as MP. She has also been 1-time MLA and 1-time MLC in Karnataka. She has served as Cabinet Minister in Government of Karnataka, holding a range of portfolios across Food and Civil Supplies, Power, Rural Development and Panchayati Raj System. She has been in public life for 3 decades, since her student days. She has a MA in Sociology from Mangalore University.  Karandlaje, 54, is from Dakshin Kannada, Karnataka.

  • 6:40 PM (IST) Posted by Nivedita Dash

    Rajeev Chandrasekhar takes oath to be part Modi Cabinet

    Rajeev Chandrasekhar is a Rajya Sabha MP for Karnataka, serving his 3rd term as MP. He has served on various Parliamentary Standing Committees. He has enjoyed a long career as a successful Entrepreneur across multiple industries. He has a MTech in Computer Science from Illinois Institute of Technology, along with Advanced Management Program from Harvard University. Chandrasekhar (57) is from Bengaluru, Karnataka.

  • 6:38 PM (IST) Posted by Nivedita Dash

    Dr. Satya Pal Singh Baghel takes oath to be part Modi Cabinet

    Dr. Satya Pal Singh Baghel is a Lok Sabha MP for Agra in Uttar Pradesh, serving his 5th term as MP. He has served as a Cabinet Minister for Animal Husbandry, Fisheries and Minor Irrigation in Uttar Pradesh Government. He has also been a MLA in Uttar Pradesh Legislative Assembly. He has a PhD in Military Science from Chaudhary Charan Singh University, Meerut and LLB from the same. Baghel, 61, also holds a degree in MA and MSc. Baghel is from Agra, Uttar Pradesh

  • 6:35 PM (IST) Posted by Nivedita Dash

    Anupriya Singh Patel takes oath to be part Modi Cabinet

    Anupriya Singh Patel is a Lok Sabha MP for Mirzapur in Uttar Pradesh, serving her 2nd term as MP.  She has served as Union Minister of State for Health under PM Narendra Modi. Anupriya, Mirzapur, Uttar Pradesh has also served as an MLA in Uttar Pradesh. Prior to beginning her political career, she worked as a Professor at Amity University, and has a MBA from Chhatrapati Shahuji Maharaj University, Kanpur. 

  • 6:34 PM (IST) Posted by Nivedita Dash

    Pankaj Choudhary takes oath to be part Modi Cabinet

    Pankaj Choudhary is a Lok Sabha MP for Maharajganj in Uttar Pradesh, serving his 6 th term as MP. He has held the post of Deputy Mayor of Gorakhpur in the past. He has served in public life for over 3 decades. Choudhary, 56, is a Graduate from Gorakhpur University. He is from Purvanchal, Uttar Pradesh

  • 6:32 PM (IST) Posted by Nivedita Dash

    Anurag Singh Thakur takes oath to be part Modi Cabinet

    Anurag Singh Thakur is a member of the Lower House of Parliament from Hamirpur in Himachal Pradesh, and also serves as a Minister of State for Finance and Corporate Affairs.

  • 6:31 PM (IST) Posted by Nivedita Dash

    G. Kishan Reddy takes oath to be part Modi Cabinet

    G. Kishan Reddy takes oath to be part Modi Cabinet. He is currently serves as Minister of State for Home Affairs  

  • 6:29 PM (IST) Posted by Nivedita Dash

    Parshottam Khodabhai Rupala takes oath to be part Modi Cabinet

    Parshottam Khodabhai Rupala is known to be close to Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Rupala is Union Minister of State for Panchayati Raj, Agriculture and Farmers Welfare. He was a member of Rajya Sabha, representing the Indian state of Gujarat and a leader of Bharatiya Janata Party.

  • 6:25 PM (IST) Posted by Nivedita Dash

    Mansukh Mandaviya takes oath to be part Modi Cabinet

    Mansukh Mandaviya is the Union Minister of State for Ports, Shipping and Waterways and Union Minister of State for Chemical and Fertilizers. He is also a Rajya Sabha member from Gujarat.

  • 6:23 PM (IST) Posted by Nivedita Dash

    Hardeep Singh Puri takes oath to be part Modi Cabinet

    Puri is former diplomat is the current Civil Aviation Minister and Minister of Housing and Urban Affairs.

  • 6:21 PM (IST) Posted by Nivedita Dash

    RK Singh takes oath to be part Modi Cabinet

    Raj Kumar Singh takes oath to be part Modi Cabinet 

  • 6:19 PM (IST) Posted by Nivedita Dash

    Kiren Rijiju takes oath to be part Modi Cabinet

    Kiren Rijiju takes oath to be part Modi Cabinet. He has been handling the Sports Ministry. 

  • 6:17 PM (IST) Posted by Nivedita Dash

    Bhupender Yadav takes oath to be part Modi Cabinet

    Bhupender Yadav is a Rajya Sabha MP for Rajasthan, serving his 2nd term. He is known for his leadership across many Parliamentary Committees. Prior to beginning his political career, he was an Advocate in the Supreme Court and also served as government Counsel for important Commissions. He has been in public life for over 2 decades. He has an LLB from Government College, Ajmer. He is from Ajmer, Rajasthan.

  • 6:16 PM (IST) Posted by Nivedita Dash

    Pashu Pati Kumar Paras takes oath to be part Modi Cabinet

    Pashu Pati Kumar Paras is the Lok Sabha MP for Hajipur in Bihar. He has been a 7-time MLA and 1-time MLC in Bihar, making him one of India’s senior-most State legislators. He has also served as Minister in the Bihar Government. He has served over 45 years in public life. He has a BEd from Bhagalpur University. Paras (68) is from Munger, Bihar.

  • 6:14 PM (IST) Posted by Nivedita Dash

    Ashwini Vaishnaw takes oath to be part Modi Cabinet

    Ashwini Vaishnaw is a Rajya Sabha MP for Odisha. A former IAS Officer of the 1994 batch, he handled important responsibilities over 15 years and was particularly known for his contribution to the PPP framework in Infrastructure. Post that, Vaishnaw has held leadership roles across major global companies such as General Electric and Siemens. Vaishnaw (50) has a MBA from Wharton School, Pennysylvania University and MTech from IIT Kanpur. He is from Odisha.

  • 6:12 PM (IST) Posted by Nivedita Dash

    Ramchandra Prasad Singh takes oath to be part Modi Cabinet

    Ramchandra Prasad Singh is a Rajya Sabha MP for Bihar serving his 2nd term as MP. He is a retired IAS officer of the 1984 batch, having served over 25 years across various capacities and domains. Singh, 64, An alumnus of Jawaharlal Nehru University, he holds an MA in International Relations. He is from Nalanda.

  • 6:11 PM (IST) Posted by Nivedita Dash

    Jyotiraditya M Scindia takes oath to be part Modi Cabinet

    Jyotiraditya M Scindia is a Rajya Sabha MP from Madhya Pradesh, serving his 5 th term as MP. He has been Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Power and Union Minister of State for Commerce & Communications in earlier Governments. Coming from an illustrious royal lineage, he has been in public life for over 2 decades. He has also previously held the responsibility as President of Madhya Pradesh Cricket Association. He has an MBA from Stanford University and BA from Harvard University

  • 6:09 PM (IST) Posted by Nivedita Dash

    Dr. Virendra Kumar takes oath to be part Modi Cabinet

    Dr. Virendra Kumar takes oath to be part Modi Cabinet.  

  • 6:06 PM (IST) Posted by Nivedita Dash

    Sarbananda Sonowal takes oath to be part of Modi Cabinet

    Assam's Sarbananda Sonowal takes oath to be part of Modi Cabinet

  • 6:05 PM (IST) Posted by Nivedita Dash

    Narayan Tatu Rane takes oath to be part of Modi Cabinet

    Narayan Tatu Rane takes oath to be part of Modi Cabinet

  • 5:33 PM (IST) Posted by Nivedita Dash

    President Ramnath Kovind has accepted the resignation of the following members of the Council of Ministers

    President Ramnath Kovind has accepted the resignation of the following members of the Council of Ministers, with immediate effect. ALSO READ MORE
     
                 1. D.V. Sadananda Gowda
                 2.  Ravi Shankar Prasad
                 3. Thaawarchand Gehlot
                 4. Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’
                 5. Dr. Harsh Vardhan
                 6. Prakash Javadekar
                 7. Santosh Kumar Gangwar
                 8. Babul Supriyo
                 9. Dhotre Sanjay Shamrao
               10. Rattan Lal Kataria
               11. Pratap Chandra Sarangi
               12. Debasree Chaudhuri

  • 5:28 PM (IST) Posted by Nivedita Dash

    Union ministers Ravi Shankar Prasad, Prakash Javadekar resign

    Ahead of Cabinet expansion at 6 PM on Wednesday, Union ministers Ravi Shankar Prasad, Prakash Javadekar tender their resignation, 

  • 5:23 PM (IST) Posted by Nivedita Dash

    Sushil Modi not included in Modi Cabinet

    Sushil Modi not included in Modi's new Cabinet

  • 4:35 PM (IST) Posted by Nivedita Dash

    Bhanu Pratap Singh Verma may get Cabinet berth

    Jalaun MP Bhanu Pratap Singh Verma may get Cabinet berth

  • 4:08 PM (IST) Posted by Nivedita Dash

    Here is the full list of 43 ministers in Modi's new Cabinet

    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

  • 3:58 PM (IST) Posted by Nivedita Dash

    Raosaheb Danve resigns from Modi Cabinet

    Raosaheb Danve resigns from Modi Cabinet

  • 3:05 PM (IST) Posted by Abhinav Ranjan

    Babul Supriyo resigns from Union Cabinet

    Union Minister Babul Supriyo has resigned from the Cabinet. CLICK HERE TO READ MORE

  • 3:04 PM (IST) Posted by Abhinav Ranjan

    Cabinet expansion: Ashwini Kumar Choubey resigns

    Ahead of the Union Cabinet expansion on Wednesday evening, Minister of State for Health and Family Welfare Ashwini Kumar Choubey has resigned. His resignation came immedately after Health Minister Harsh Vardhan submitted his resignation papers. CLICK HERE TO READ MORE

  • 3:02 PM (IST) Posted by Abhinav Ranjan

    Health Minister Harsh Vardhan resigns from Union Cabinet

    Union Health Minister Dr. Harsh Vardhan on Wednesday resigned from the Modi cabinet. The development comes ahead of the massive Modi cabinet reshuffle scheduled for 6 pm today. CLICK HERE TO READ MORE

  • 2:25 PM (IST) Posted by Abhinav Ranjan

    MoS for Education Sanjay Dhotre resigns

    Minister of State for Education Sanjay Dhotre resigns from Union Cabinet: Sources.

     

  • 2:19 PM (IST) Posted by Abhinav Ranjan

    Cabinet expansion: Sadananda Gowda resigns

    Union Chemicals and Fertilizers Minister D V Sadananda Gowda says he has resigned from Union Council of Ministers.

  • 1:42 PM (IST) Posted by Abhinav Ranjan

    Cabinet expansion: List of leaders to be promoted

    RK Singh, G Kishan Reddy, Anurag Thakur, Mansukh Mandaviya, Parshottam Rupala are likely to be promoted during today's Cabinet rejig exercise.

  • 1:40 PM (IST) Posted by Abhinav Ranjan

    Cabinet expansion: Ministerial probables meet PM Modi

    Ahead of the Union Cabinet expansion on Wednesday evening, ministerial probables met Prime Minister Narendra Modi at his residence. Those meeting Modi included BJP's Narayan Rane, Sarbananda Sonowal, Jyotiraditya Scindia, Ajay Bhatt, Bhupender Yadav, Shobha Karandlaje, Sunita Duggal, Meenakshi Lekhi, Bharati Pawar, Shantanu Thakur and Kapil Patil, JD(U)'s R C P Singh, LJP's Pashupati Paras and Apna Dal's Anupriya Patel. Some ministers of state, including G Kishan Reddy, Parshottam Rupala and Anurag Thakur, were also there, and they may be elevated, sources said. 

  • 1:38 PM (IST) Posted by Abhinav Ranjan

    Shape of the new Council of Ministers

    4 FORMER CHIEF MINISTERS IN CABINET | CABINET TO HAVE 18 FORMER STATE MINISTERS | CABINET TO HAVE 39 FORMER MLAs | 23 MPs WHO HAVE BEEN ELECTED FOR 3 OR MORE TERMS

    PROFILE OF THE COUNCIL OF MINISTERS: 13 LAWYERS | 6 DOCTORS | 5 ENGINEERS | 7 FORMER CIVIL SERVANTS | 46 MINISTERS WITH EXPERIENCE IN CENTRAL GOVERNMENT | AVERAGE AGE OF CABINET NOW 58 | 14 MINISTERS WILL BE BELOW 50 | 11 WOMEN IN THE COUNCIL OF MINISTERS 2 WITH CABINET RANK

    CASTE REPRESENTATION: 5 MINORITY MINISTERS: 1 Muslim; 1 Sikh; 2 Buddhists; 1 Christian | 27 OBC MINISTERS IN COUNCIL OF WHICH 5 OF CABINET RANK | 8 ST MINISTERS IN COUNCIL 3 OF CABINET RANK | 12 SC MINISTERS IN COUNCIL 2 OF CABINET RANK

  • 1:33 PM (IST) Posted by Abhinav Ranjan

    Cabinet expansion: 43 leaders to take oath today

    43 leaders will take oath as Union Ministers in the Union Cabinet expansion, to be held later today, news agency ANI reported. The Union Cabinet can have 81 members.

  • 1:18 PM (IST) Posted by Abhinav Ranjan

    Santosh Gangwar resigns ahead of Cabinet expansion

    Labour Minister Santosh Gangwar says he has resigned from Union Cabinet. He has been MP for the city of Bareilly since 1989 till date (except 2009-2014). CLICK HERE TO READ MORE

  • 12:56 PM (IST) Posted by Abhinav Ranjan

    Union Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal relieved from Modi Cabinet

    Union Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal has been dropped the Modi Cabinet. Sources told India TV that he has been relieved from the Education Ministry just ahead of the Cabinet expansion. CLICK HERE TO READ MORE

  • 12:30 PM (IST) Posted by Abhinav Ranjan

    Union Minister Debasree Chaudhuri relieved ahead of Cabinet expansion

    Union Minister Debasree Chaudhuri has been relieved just ahead of the Cabinet expansion today evening. She served as the Minister of State for Women and Child Development. CLICK HERE TO READ MORE

  • 11:57 AM (IST) Posted by Abhinav Ranjan

    Cabinet Expansion: PM Modi meet his ministers-to-be over tea

    PM Narendra Modi meets his ministers-to-be over tea at his official residence in Delhi. Home Minister Amit Shah is also be present. As many as 20 new ministers are likely to take oath today at the Rashtrapati Bhavan. 

  • 11:52 AM (IST) Posted by Abhinav Ranjan

    JD(U) set to join Union cabinet

    JD(U) national president RCP Singh reached Delhi last evening. He is top runner among the probables for a ministerial berth from  the JDU. Rajiv Ranjan Singh Lallan and Santosh Kushwaha could also take oath today.

  • 11:15 AM (IST) Posted by Abhinav Ranjan

    Cabinet expansion: Some of the probable ministers

    Some of the probable ministers are: Jyotiraditya Scindia, Sarbananda Sonowal, Narayan Rane, Pashupati Paras, Anupriya Patel, Pankaj Chowdhury, Rita Bahuguna Joshi, Ramshankar Katheria, Varun Gandhi, RCP Singh, Lallan Singh, Rahul Kaswan, CP Joshi, Sakaldeep Rajbhar, Ranjan Singh Rajkumar. The current strength of the Council of Ministers is 53, including Modi, and its maximum number can be 81.

  • 10:28 AM (IST) Posted by Abhinav Ranjan

    Cabinet expansion: 'Big shakeup' on the cards

    The reshuffles undertaken by Modi so far, all in his first term, have also seen some ministers being dropped or removed from key portfolios on account of their performance. The PM has also sprung surprises in the past by inducting those with apolitical background, like S Jaishankar and Hardeep Singh Puri, as ministers. A party source said it is likely to be a "big shakeup" and members of the party organisation may be brought in the government. Names of Bhupender Yadav, Anil Baluni, Sudhanshu Trivedi are doing the rounds while BJP MPs Sushil Modi, Ashwini Vaishnav and G V L Narasimha Rao are also being mentioned as probables.

  • 10:20 AM (IST) Posted by Abhinav Ranjan

    Cabinet expansion: PM Modi to go for younger leaders

    Against the massive review exercise within the central government and the party machinery, Prime Minister Narendra Modi may go for new faces with an eye on grooming younger leaders while also factoring in caste and regional balances. There is also a buzz about Modi inducting some professionals and those with domain expertise besides bringing in more women. 

  • 9:55 AM (IST) Posted by Abhinav Ranjan

    Union Cabinet, CCEA meetings cancelled

    The meetings of the Union Cabinet and the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs, scheduled for Wednesday morning, have been cancelled, officials said. Cabinet meetings are usually held on Wednesdays. The meetings were scheduled to take place at 11 am, hours before Prime Minister Narendra Modi is likely to effect the first reshuffle in his Council of Ministers since he assumed charge for a second term.

  • 9:43 AM (IST) Posted by Abhinav Ranjan

    Cabinet expansion: BJP looks to boost its partners' representation

    Representation of BJP MPs from West Bengal and the Northeast may go up. Another BJP ally All India Jharkhand Students Union may also get a berth. The BJP looks to boost its partners' representation in the ministry after its old allies like Shiv Sena and Shiromani Akali Dal severed their ties with it. Ramadas Athavale, a junior minister, is the only BJP ally in the government as of now.

  • 9:41 AM (IST) Posted by Abhinav Ranjan

    PM Modi to chair Cabinet meeting ahead of reshuffle

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi is scheduled to chair a Cabinet meeting, hours before the expected reshuffle, a PTI report said. The expansion exercise will begin at 6 PM at the Rashtrapati Bhavan. 

  • 9:27 AM (IST) Posted by Abhinav Ranjan

    Cabinet Expansion today: What to expect

    The exercise comes against the backdrop of a massive review, which has stretched for weeks, undertaken by the BJP top brass of the works of Union ministers and the organisation against the backdrop of the COVID-19 pandemic. A BJP leader told PTI that the reshuffle is expected to be a "big shake-up" with Modi addressing political challenges, including the assembly polls in five states early next year, and governance issues.

  • 9:14 AM (IST) Posted by Abhinav Ranjan

    Modi Cabinet expansion today at 6 PM

    After days of speculations, Prime Minister Narendra Modi is set to expanded his Cabinet. The exercise will begin at 6 pm today. President Kovind will administer the oath of office secrecy to the new ministers. This will be the first cabinet expansion in Modi's government after he came back to power in 2019.

  • 9:11 AM (IST) Posted by Abhinav Ranjan

    Modi Cabinet Expansion: 20 new faces who may find a place

    As many as 20 new ministers could take oath when Prime Minister Narendra Modi expands the Council of Ministers on Wednesday. The Union Cabinet can have 81 members. At present, there are 53 ministers. There is a scope for adding 28 new faces. CLICK HERE TO READ MORE

  • 9:08 AM (IST) Posted by Abhinav Ranjan

    Union Minister Thaawarchand Gehlot appointed as Karnataka Governor

    In another pointer to the imminent Cabinet reshuffle, Social Justice and Empowerment Minister Thaawarchand Gehlot was appointed as Karnataka Governor, causing yet another ministerial vacancy. CLICK HERE TO READ MORE

  • 9:07 AM (IST) Posted by Abhinav Ranjan

    Cabinet Expansion today: JDU, LJP to get representation

    JD(U) leader RCP Singh and LJP's Pashupati Kumar Paras, both of whom are expected to represent the BJP's allies in the government, also reached Delhi from Bihar. All of them remained tight-lipped to queries about their possibility of joining the government.

  • 9:06 AM (IST) Posted by Abhinav Ranjan

    Cabinet expansion: Scindia, Sonowal likely to join Modi govt

    BJP leaders Sarbananda Sonowal, Jyotiraditya Scindia and Narayan Rane, all of whom are being seen as probables for induction as ministers in the Modi government, arrived in the national capital on Tuesday.