10 min read.Updated: 07 Jul 2021, 11:18 PM ISTMeghna Sen
New portfolios have been allocated to the ministers who were inducted into the Union Cabinet and Council of Ministers today. Read to know about India's new Health, Education, Information & Broadcasting, and other ministers
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.
-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.
केंद्रीय मंत्रिमंडल में शामिल करने एवं मुझ पर विश्वास जताने के लिए आदरणीय प्रधानमंत्री श्री @narendramodi जी एवं शीर्ष नेतृत्व का हार्दिक आभार।
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.
'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.
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. #Govt4Growthpic.twitter.com/AVz9vL77bO
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
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.
मंत्रिपद की शपथ लेने वाले सभी साथियों को बधाई।
मुझे विश्वास है कि @narendramodi जी के नेतृत्व में पूरा मंत्रिमंडल पूर्ण निष्ठा व समपर्ण से सरकार की कल्याणकारी नीतियों को जन-जन तक पहुँचाने व आत्मनिर्भर भारत के संकल्प को साकार करने में अपना सर्वश्रेष्ठ योगदान देगा। #Govt4Growth
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.
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."
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
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.
Watch: PM Modi meets BJP MPs at 7LKM today
#WATCH | Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi held a meeting at 7, Lok Kalyan Marg with BJP MPs earlier today, ahead of union cabinet expansion. pic.twitter.com/NxQj1AggIX
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.
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.
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.
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.
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, 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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