Union Cabinet Expansion: President Accepts Resignation Of 12 Ministers Ahead Of The Swearing-In Ceremony

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi is set to expand his cabinet today (7 July) with induction of 43 new faces. This will be the first major reshuffle in the Modi Cabinet after the NDA government won the 2019 Lok Sabha elections.

The list has a mix of youth and those who come with rich administrative experience, including former chief ministers.

At the same time, 12 existing ministers have resigned from the government till now.

As per a press release by the Rashtrapati Bhavan, the President of India, as advised by the Prime Minister, has accepted the resignation of the following members of the Council of Ministers, with immediate effect :-

  1. Harsh Vardhan, Minister of Health and Family Welfare

  2. Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank, Minister of Human Resource Development

  3. Santosh Gangwar, Minister of State with independent charge in the Ministry of Labour and Employment

  4. Sadananda Gowda, Minister of Chemicals and Fertilizers

  5. Debasree Chaudhuri, Minister of State for Woman and Child Development

  6. Sanjay Dhotre, Minister of State for Electronics and Information Technology

  7. Thawar Chand Gehlot, Minister for Social Justice and Empowerment

  8. Babul Supriyo, Minister of State for Environment, Forest and Climate Change

  9. Pratap Sarangi, Minister of State for Animal Husbandry, Dairying and Fisheries and Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises

  10. Rattan Lal Kataria, Minister of State for Jal Shakti

  11. Ravi Shankar Prasad, Minister of Law and Justice, Electronics and Information Technology and Communications

  12. Prakash Javadekar, Minister of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Minister of Information and Broadcasting and Minister of Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises

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