Cabinet Rejig: Pratap Sarangi resigns
Union Minister Pratap Sarangi and 10 other Minister resigned from their posts ahead of Cabinet Expansion.
TNI Bureau: Union MoS for MSME and Animal Husbandry, Dairying & Fisheries, Pratap Sarangi has resigned from the Modi Cabinet ahead of today’s Cabinet Expansion. He was asked by the PM to resign.
Several other Ministers who resigned, include Health Minister Dr. Harsh Vardhan, Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank, Chemical and Fertilizer Minister DV Sadananda Gowda, MoS Health Ashwini Choubey, Labour Minister Santosh Gangwar, MoS Babul Supriyo and MoS WCD Debasree Chaudhuri.
Meanwhile Rajya Sabha MP from Odisha, Ashwini Vaishnaw and Mayurbhanj MP Bishweswar Tudu are likely to be inducted into the Cabinet. They met the PM earlier today along with other Ministerial probables.
At least 43 new and old Ministers will take the oath later in the evening. The following names are likely to be inducted into the Cabinet.
Narayan Rane, Sarbananda Sonowal, Dr. Virendra Kumar, Jyotiradiya Scindia, Ramachandsra Prasad Singh, Ashwini Vaishnaw, Pashupati Kumar Paras, Bhupender Yadav,
Pankaj Choudhuary, Anupriya Singh Patel, Satyapal Singh Baghel, Rajeev Chandrasekhar, Shobha Karandlaje, Bhanu Pratap Singh Verma, Darshana Vikram Jardosh,
Meenakshi Lekhi, Annpurna Devi, A Narayanaswamy, Kaushal Kishore, Ajay Bhatt, BL Verma, Ajay Kumar, Chauhan Devusingh, Bhagwanth Khuba, Kapil Moreswar Patil, Sushri Pratima Bhoumik, Dr. Subhas Sarkar, Dr. Bhagwat Kishanrao Karad, Dr. Rajkumar Ranjan Singh, Dr. Bharati Pravin Pawar, Bishweswar Tudu, Shantanu Thakur, Dr. Munjapara Mahendrabhai, John Barla, Dr. L Murugan, Nitish Pramanik.
Apart from these, Hardeep Singh Puri, Kiren Rijiju, Anurag Thakur, Parshottam Rupala, G Kishan Reddy, RK Singh and Mansukh Mandviya may be promoted.