Union Cabinet Expansion 2021: And the series of resignations begin after several Union Ministers including Ramesh Nishank Pokhriyal resigned ahead of the cabinet expansion.
Union Education Minister Dr Ramesh 'Nishank' Pokhriyal, and Union Labour Minister Santosh Gangwar, and Union Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan resigned from the Narendra Modi cabinet ahead of the expansion.
Likewise, D.V. Sadananda Gowda, Ravi Shankar Prasad, Thaawarchand Gehlot, Prakash Javadekar, Santosh Kumar Gangwar, Babul Supriyo, Dhotre Sanjay Shamrao, Rattan Lal Kataria, Pratap Chandra Sarangi, and Debasree Chaudhuri have also resigned.
The President of India, as advised by the Prime Minister, has accepted the resignation of these members of the Council of Ministers, with immediate effect.
A total of 43 leaders will take oath as Union Ministers in the Union Cabinet expansion 2021, to be held later at 6 PM on Wednesday.
This is going to be Prime Minister Narendra Modi's first cabinet expansion in his second term. The new cabinet will have a higher share of OBCs (Other Backward Class), younger leaders, and women ministers.
Former Assam CM and BJP leader Sarbananda Sonowal, who met the Prime Minister at 7, LKM ahead of Union Cabinet expansion, greeted the media.
The leaders who are likely to make an entry into the Cabinet include Jyotiraditya Scindia, Sushil Modi, and Sarbananda Sonowal. Likewise, R.C.P. Singh, JD(U) leader and a close confidant of Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar, may also find a place in the Cabinet.
BJP MP Nisith Pramanik, on being asked about Union Cabinet expansion, said that he will go to President's House on Wednesday.