Talks in the power corridor are abuzz that CM Naveen Patnaik’s cabinet might see at least 50 per cent reshuffle with possibility of more than 10 ministers being shown the doors during the rejig.
Ministers in Congress-ruled Rajasthan had resigned during a meeting at Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot's residence here on Saturday evening, ahead of the Cabinet reshuffle.
Among the ministers who are to be sworn in on Sunday include Hemaram Chaudhary, Ramesh Meena and Vishvendra Singh -- from former deputy chief minister Sachin Pilot's camp.
Ajay Maken, the state in-charge of Rajasthan Congress, who is in Jaipur, will discuss the names of the prospective ministerial candidates with CM Ashok Gehlot.
The two-time MP from Asansol was among the several ministers who were dropped from the union cabinet on July 7 as part of a major rejig. His unsuccessfully contested assembly polls against Trinamool Congress's Aroop Biswas in the last assembly elections.
The meeting is expected to witness many notable issues and discussion related to key ministries like Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, now being handled by Mansukh Mandaviya, and education being taken care of by Dharmendra Pradhan.
Vaishnaw will also hold two other important portfolios of Communications and Electronics and Information Technology.
The total strength of the Council of Ministers now stands at 78, including the Prime Minister. The prime minister can have up to 81 members in his Union Council(15 per cent of the Lok Sabha strength).
Hardeep Singh Puri has got Ministries of Petroleum along with his existing portfolio of Urban Affairs while Jyotiraditya Scindia is the new Minister for Civil Aviation.
Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan got the Education, Skill Development and Entrepreneurship Ministries in the new Modi cabinet.
Following PM Modi's cabinet expansion, Rajya Sabha Member from Odisha Ashwini Vaishnaw has been named the Minister of Railways. He has also been given the charge of IT
In a major Cabinet reshuffle of the Narendra Modi government, as many as 43 leaders including two from Odisha were inducted as ministers in the PM's team on Wednesday (July 7).
Rajya Sabha MP Ashwini Vaishnav and Mayurbhanj Lok Sabha member Bishweswar Tudu are the two new faces from Odisha who have been made it to the Modi Cabinet 2.0.
Bhubaneswar: Political activities in the Biju Janata Dal (BJD) camp have fuelled speculations of a major Cabinet reshuffle in Odisha much ahead of the upcoming polls in the State. It is believed that the BJD president and Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik will effect the reorganisation in portfolio soon. The buzz in some quarters is that […]
Bhubaneswar: Putting an end to speculation, Odisha Chief Minister and BJD supremo Naveen Patnaik today said that the party has no plans of reshuffle in the immediate future. “There is no plan for a reshuffle yet,” the Chief Minister clarified while speaking to the media on Saturday. Speculation about a possible reshuffle was rife after […]