After the Janata Dal (United) failed to find a place in the major reshuffle of the Union Cabinet, RJD supremo Lalu Prasad Yadav on Sunday took a dig at Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar over not being invited to the attend the oath-taking ceremony.
“The monkey, who falls from the tree is not included in the gang again (Jo bandar samooh me rahte hue gachh se gid jata hai, usko phir se giroh mein shaamil nahi kiya jata),” Lalu said today.
“They didn't even get invites (for the oath ceremony). One who leaves his people won't be taken in by others. It's Nitish Kumar's fate,” he added.
Nine new faces were included in the Union Cabinet today, while four Ministers of State -- Power and Renewable Energy Minister Piyush Goyal, Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan, Parliamentary Affairs Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi and Commerce and Industry Minister Nirmala Sitharaman -- got elevated to the Cabinet ranks.
The new faces include BJP MPs Ashwini Kumar Choubey (Bihar), Virendra Kumar (Madhya Pradesh) and Shiv Pratap Shukla (Uttar Pradesh).
The others are Anant Kumar Hegde, Raj Kumar Singh, Hardeep Puri, Gajendra Singh Shekhawat, Satyapal Singh and Alphons Kannanthanam.