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In a big cabinet reshuffle by PM Modi today, Harsh Vardhan has been moved out of the health ministry and Mansukh Mandaviya has been given charge of the portfolio now. In other important changes made by PM Modi, Ashwani Vashnaw Rajya Sabha MP from Odisha, has been given the charge of Railways and IT ministry.

The crucial Law and Justice Ministry has gone to Kiren Rijiju. Meanwhile, Jyotiraditya Scindia has been given charge of the Civil aviation ministry.

Anurag Singh Thakur has been given charge of Information and Broadcasting. He will also handle the Youth Affairs and Sports ministry.

Forty-three new ministers were sworn-in today as the Prime Minister revamped his administration. The new Modi 2.0 cabinet is the youngest ever in the country's history.

The oath-taking ceremony was held at the Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi. The Prime Minister made changes to his cabinet for the first time since he started his second innings in 2019.

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  • PM Modi's Cabinet totally reshuffled: Full list of who got what

New portfolios have been allocated to ministers who were inducted into the Union Cabinet and Council of Ministers today.

-Mansukh Mandaviya is the Health Ministry and the Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilisers.

-Amit Shah has been given charge of the newly-created Ministry of Co-operation. Shah will also handle the Home Ministry.

-Dharmendra Pradhan will take charge as Minister for Education, Skill Development and Entrepreneurship.

-Aswhini Vaishnaw is now Union Minister for Information Technology (IT) and Railways.

-Union Minister for Commerce Piyush Goyal is being given additional charge of the Ministry of Textiles. He also holds additional charge of the ministries of Consumer Affairs and Food and Public Distribution.

-Hardeep Singh Puri has been given charge of the ministries of Urban Housing and Petroleum.

-Jyotiraditya Scindia has been made Minister of Civil Aviation.

-Smriti Irani will be the minister in charge of the Ministry of Women and Child Development (WCD).

-Anurag Thakur has been given charge of the Ministry of Sports and Youth Development, along with the Ministry of Information & Broadcasting.

-Pashupati Paras is now Minister for Food Processing.

-Giriraj Singh will take charge of the Ministry of Rural Development.

-Bhupender Yadav has been given charge of the Labour Ministry and Ministry of Environment and Forests.

-Kiren Rijiju is now Minister of Law and Justice.

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  • Sarbanand Sonowal to be Shipping, Ports and Waterways minister. He also got the Ayush Ministry.
  • Meenakshi Lekhi is MoS External Affairs.
  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi to monitor the Ministry of Science & Technology.
  • 'Youngest...': Smriti Irani on Cabinet revamp

Union Minister Smriti Irani took to Twitter today saying that the new Narendra Modi cabinet is the youngest the country has ever had.

"Youngest in the history of India having significant representation of women Ministers, PM @narendramodi Ji's Union Council of Ministers reflects his commitment towards Women-led Development & fulfilling aspirations of a New AatmaNirbhar Bharat," Irani wrote.

  • Scindia thanks PM Modi after Cabinet reshuffle

BJP leader Jyotiraditya Scindia took to Twitter to thank PM Modi for inducting him into the Union Cabinet today.

"I thank Prime Minister Narendra Modi for inducting me into the Council of Ministers and placing his trust in me," tweeted Scindia.

  • RS Prasad, Javadekar remove 'minister' from their Twitter bios

Top BJP leaders Ravi Shankar Prasad and Prakash Javadekar have removed 'minister' from their bios on Twitter. The two leaders have tendered their resignations as ministers of the Union Cabinet to President Ram Nath Kovind earlier today.

RS Prasad has removed 'minister' from his Twitter bio.
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RS Prasad has removed 'minister' from his Twitter bio.
Javadekar has removed 'minister' from his Twitter bio.
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Javadekar has removed 'minister' from his Twitter bio.

  • 'Strong and prosperous India': PM Modi after cabinet overhaul

"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," the PM tweeted.

  • First meetings of renewed Union Cabinet to be held tomorrow

The meeting of the Cabinet and Council of Ministers (CoM) will be held on 8 July at 5 pm and 7 pm, respectively, as per reports.

  • Meenakshi Lekhi thanks PM Modi after taking oath as MoS

After taking oath as MoS, Meenakshi Lekhi thanked PM Modi, Shah, and Nadda for giving her the opportunity. "I will sincerely carry out all the duties I get," she added.

  • 36 new ministers and 7 elevations in team Modi



Nnew Modi govt cabinet ministers.
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Nnew Modi govt cabinet ministers.
MoS in new Modi cabinet.
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MoS in new Modi cabinet.

  • Amit Shah congratulates 43 ministers sworn in today

Union Home Minister Amit Shah congratulated all 43 ministers who have been sworn in as Union Cabinet Ministers and as Ministers of State on Wednesday.

  • After the mega Union cabinet expansion, portfolios will be announced soon, according to reports.
  • 4 MPs from West Bengal take oath as Union ministers in the new Cabinet:

Nisith Pramanik (CoochBehar)

John Barla (Alipurduar)

Subhas Sarkar (Bankura)

Shantanu Thakur (Bangaon)

  • Modi cabinet rejig: Here's the full list of new ministers

1) Narayan Rane

2) Sarbananda Sonowal

3) Virendra Kumar

4) Jyotiraditya Madhavrao Scindia

5) Ramchandra Pratap Singh

6) Ashwini Vaishnav

7) Pashupati Nath Paras

8) Kiren Rijiju

9) RK Singh

10) Hardeep Singh Puri

11) Bhupendra Yadav

12) P Rupala

13) G Kishan Reddy

14) Anurag Singh Thakur

15) Pankaj Choudhary

16) Anupriya Patel

17) M Mandaviya

18) SP Baghel

19) R Chandrasekhar

20) S Karandlaje

21) Bhanu Pratap Singh Verma

22) Darshana Jardosh

23) Meenakshi Lekhi

24) Annapurna Devi

25) A Narayanaswamy

26) Kaushal Kishore

27) Ajay Bhatt

28) BL Verma

29) Devusinh Chauhan

30) Bhagwanth Khuba

31) Kapil M Patil

32) Pratima Bhoumik

33) Subhas Sarkar

34) Ajay Kumar

35) Bhagwath Karad

36) Rajkumar Singh

37) Bharati Pawar

38) Bishveswar Tudu

39) Shantanu Thakur

40) M Mahendrabhai

41) John Barla

42) L Murugan

43) Nisith Pramanik

  • BL Verma, Ajay Kumar, Chauhan Devusinh, take oath as Union ministers.
  • When the full CUPBOARD is in bad shape: Derek O'Brien takes a jibe at govt

Trinamool Congress leader Derek O'Brien took a swipe at the Centre over the Union Cabinet reshuffle. "When the full CUPBOARD is in bad shape, what do U do ? Change just the cabinet," the TMC MP tweeted.

  • A Narayanaswamy, Kaushal Kishore and Ajay Bhatt take oath as Union ministers.
  • Few sworn in as Cabinet ministers, others as MoS

As many as 15 people were sworn in as ministers of the Narendra Modi Cabinet by President Ram Nath Kovind today. Those are:

Narayan Rane

Sarbananda Sonowal

Dr Virendra Kumar

Jyotiraditya Scindia

RCP Singh (JDU)

Ashwani Vaishnaw

Pashupati Kumar Paras (LJP)

Kiren Rijiju

Raj Kumar Singh

Hardeep Singh Puri

Mansukh Mandaviya

Bhupender Yadav

Purshottam Rupala

G Kishan Reddy

Anurag Thakur

  • Meenakshi Lekhi, Lok Sabha MP from New Delhi, takes oath as minister of the Union Cabinet.
  • Shobha Karandlaje and Bhanu Pratap Singh Verma take oath as ministers.
  • Rajeev Chandrasekhar, G Kishan Reddy sworn in as ministers of the Union Cabinet.
  • President Ram Nath Kovind administered the oath of office to Anupriya Patel at the Rashtrapati Bhavan on Wednesday.
  • Anurag Thakur takes oath at the Rashtrapati Bhavan on Wednesday.
  • Hardeep Singh Puri, Bhupender Yadav take oath following their elevation.

President Ram Nath Kovind administered the oath of office to Hardeep Singh Puri at the Rashtrapati Bhavan.
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President Ram Nath Kovind administered the oath of office to Hardeep Singh Puri at the Rashtrapati Bhavan.

  • Pashupati Kumar Paras and Raj Kumar Singh take oath as ministers.
  • Kiren Rijiju elevated to cabinet rank, takes oath.
  • Ramachandra Prasad Singh and Ashwini Vasihnaw take oath as ministers.
  • Jyotiraditya Scindia takes oath.
  • Former Assam CM and BJP leader Sarbananda Sonowal takes oath.

  • Narayan Rane takes oath as minister

Former Maharashtra CM Narayan Rane took oath as a minister.

  • PM Modi at Rashtrapati Bhavan

PM Narendra Modi has arrived at the Rashtrapati Bhavan. The swearing-in ceremony of 43 new ministers will begin soon.

  • 'Modi govt has utterly failed...': Chidambaram on resignations of ministers

Senior Congress leader and former union minister P Chidambaram took to Twitter today saying, "The resignations of the Union Health Minister and the MoS Health is a candid confession that the Modi government has utterly failed in managing the pandemic."

  • Prez Kovind accepts resignation of 12 ministers

President Ram Nath Kovind has accepted the resignations of 12 members of the Council of Ministers, including Union IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad, Union Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar, Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan, Union Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank and others.

  • RS Prasad, Javadekar quit as union ministers

Union Minister for Law and Information Technology, Ravi Shankar Prasad has resigned from the Council of Ministers. Along with him, Union Minister for Environment and Information and Broadcasting, Prakash Javadekar, has also tendered his resignation to President Ram Nath Kovind today.

  • JP Nadda leaves for Rashtrapati Bhavan

BJP national president Jagat Prakash Nadda has left his residence for Rashtrapati Bhavan.

Nadda has left his residence for Rashtrapati Bhavan.
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Nadda has left his residence for Rashtrapati Bhavan.

  • Watch: PM Modi meets BJP MPs at 7LKM today

  • Congress on Cabinet reshuffle

Congress has said that the cabinet rejig was not driven by performance or governance but meant for "distribution of the spoils of power" and "adjustment" of defectors.

Congress chief spokesperson Randeep Surjewala said if the cabinet expansion was to be done on the basis of performance then the prime minister should have been the first one to be removed for his failures in providing governance.

The Congress leader also said that the finance minister, home minister and the defence minister too should have been axed as they failed in their respective roles.

  • Scindia leaves for Rashtrapati Bhavan

BJP leader Jyotiraditya Scindia leaves his residence in Delhi for Rashtrapati Bhavan ahead of the mega cabinet reset.

Jyotiraditya Scindia outside his residence in Delhi.
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Jyotiraditya Scindia outside his residence in Delhi.

  • BJP's Sarbananda Sonowal leaves his residence

Former Assam CM and BJP leader Sarbananda Sonowal leaves from his residence. The Union Cabinet expansion will take place at 6 pm today.

Former Assam CM and BJP leader Sarbananda Sonowal.
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Former Assam CM and BJP leader Sarbananda Sonowal.

  • 43 ministerial probables met PM Modi today

Ahead of the Union Cabinet expansion today evening, 43 ministerial probables met the Prime Minister at his residence. These BJP/NDA leaders will likely be sworn in either as ministers or ministers of state (MoS) today evening.

Congress politician-turned BJP MP Jyotiraditya Scindia, former Maharashtra CM Narayan Rane and former Assam chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal among some of the prominent names on the list.

Here's the full list of ministers who met the Prime Minister in Delhi today.
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Here's the full list of ministers who met the Prime Minister in Delhi today.
Full list of ministers who met the Prime Minister in Delhi today.
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Full list of ministers who met the Prime Minister in Delhi today.

  • Modi cabinet to have 7 ministers from UP

Probably Anupriya Patel, Pankaj Chaudhary, BL Verma (all three obc's), SP Singh Baghel, Kaushal Kishore (both Dalits) and Ajay Mishra (Brahmin) to be inducted from Uttar Pradesh with eyes on the state assembly elections next year.

  • Modi 2.0 cabinet: Who is out

1. Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan

2. Union Minister Sadananda Gowda

3. Union Labour Minister Santosh Gangwar

4. Union Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank

5. MoS Consumer Affairs Danve Raosaheb Dadarao

6. Minister of State for Education Sanjay Dhotre

7. Pratap Chandra Sarangi (MoS ) Animal Husbandry, Dairying and Fisheries and MSME

8. Debasree Chaudhuri

9. Rattan Lal Kataria

10. Union Minister of State (Health) Ashwini Choubey

11. MoS Environment, Forest & Climate Change Babul Supriyo

  • Glimpses from PM Modi's meet ahead of cabinet expansion

Prime Minister Narendra Modi meets BJP MPs at Lok Kalyan Marg in Delhi, ahead of the cabinet expansion at 6 pm.

PM Modi meets BJP leaders at Lok Kalyan Marg.
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PM Modi meets BJP leaders at Lok Kalyan Marg. (Twitter)


  • Thaawarchand Gehlot resigns as RS member

Thaawarchand Gehlot, who has been appointed as governor of Karnataka, earlier on Tuesday tendered his resignation as a member of Rajya Sabha today.

The Vice President's Secretariat took to Twitter saying that Gehlot called on Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu, who is also Chairman of the upper house, to submit his resignation.

"The Chairman accepted his resignation," the Vice President's Secretariat said.

  • 'I have been asked to resign', says Babul Supriyo

Taking to Facebook, he said, "Yes, when there is smoke there must be a fire somewhere. Not being able to take phone calls of my friends in the media who cares for me hence let me spell it out myself..Yes, I have been asked to resign & I have"

Babul Supriyo shares an update about his resignation on Facebook.
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Babul Supriyo shares an update about his resignation on Facebook.

  • Babul Supriyo, Ashwini Kumar Choubey resigns

Minister of State Babul Supriyo has resigned. Ashwini Kumar Choubey, MOS of Health has also officially stepped down.

  • Harsh Vardhan quits

Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan on Wednesday resigned, hours before PM Modi's mega cabinet reshuffle. The health Minister was widely criticised for handling of the country's Covid-19 crisis.

Along with Union Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank, this is one of the biggest casualties of the mega government reset.

  • Sadananda Gowda resigns as Union minister

Union Chemicals and Fertilizers Minister DV Sadananda Gowda on Wednesday resigned from the Union Council of Ministers.

  • Labour Minister Santosh Gangwar resigns

Union Labour Minister Santosh Gangwar has resigned from the Union Cabinet today.

  • Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank quits

Ahead of today's cabinet reshuffle, Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank has stepped down. Minister Pokhriyal has expressed his unwillingness to continue in the Cabinet due to the post-Covid impact on his health.

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