43 leaders including Jyotiraditya Scindia, Sarbananda Sonowal, Pashupati Kumar Paras, Bhupender Yadav, Anupriya Patel, Shobha Karandlaje, Meenakshi Lekhi, Anurag Thakur are taking oath as part of Union Cabinet expansion.

PM Modi announced union cabinet expansion today. Many political experts and party insiders are terming it as a “major shake-up”. Amid the buzz of an imminent reshuffle in the Union Cabinet, the Finance Ministry has been expanded with the addition of the Department of Public Enterprises.

BJP leaders Sarbananada Sonowal, Jyotiaditya Scindia and Narayan Rane were being seen as likely names to be included as ministers in the Modi govt by sources and experts. The Central government on Tuesday also created a new ‘Ministry of Co-operation’ to provide a separate administrative, legal, and policy framework for strengthening the cooperative movement.

 Janata Dal-United’s Bihar unit president Umesh Kushwah on Tuesday confirmed that the party will be included in the Union Cabinet. Many BJP leaders are asserting that only the Prime Minister has the right to decide who will get which portfolio. BJP will accommodate former Deputy Chief Minister of Bihar and Rajya Sabha MP Sushil Modi in the expected cabinet expansion. All eyes are set on Modi’s cabinet expansion as the developments take places throughout the day. 

 

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Amit Shah congratulates 43 ministers who have been sworn in

Union Home Minister Amit Shah congratulates 43 ministers who have been sworn in as Union Cabinet Ministers and as Ministers of State, today

28 Ministers inducted as Ministers of State

28 Ministers inducted as Ministers of State including Meenakshi Lekhi, Pankaj Choudhary, Anupriya Patel, Shobha Karandlaje

Munjapara Mahendrabhai, John Barla, L Murugan, Nisith Pramanik, take oath as ministers

Munjapara Mahendrabhai, John Barla, L Murugan, Nisith Pramanik, take oath as ministers

Bharati Pravin Pawar, Bishweswar Tudu and Shantanu Thakur take oath as ministers

Bharati Pravin Pawar, Bishweswar Tudu and Shantanu Thakur take oath as ministers

Subhas Sarkar, Bhagwat Kishanrao Karad, Rajkumar Ranjan Singh, take oath as ministers

Subhas Sarkar, Bhagwat Kishanrao Karad, Rajkumar Ranjan Singh, take oath as ministers

Bhagwanth Khuba, Kapil Moreshwar Patil and Pratima Bhoumik take oath as ministers

Bhagwanth Khuba, Kapil Moreshwar Patil and Pratima Bhoumik take oath as ministers

BL Verma, Ajay Kumar, Chauhan Devusinh, take oath as ministers

BL Verma, Ajay Kumar, Chauhan Devusinh, take oath as ministers

JDU supporters celebrate inclusion of Ramchandra Prasad Singh in Union Cabinet

JDU supporters celebrate inclusion of Ramchandra Prasad Singh in Union Cabinet, at party office in Patna. Workers play holi & distribute sweets.

Meenakshi Lekhi, Darshana Vikram Jardosh, Annpurna Devi, take oath as ministers.

Meenakshi Lekhi, Darshana Vikram Jardosh, Annpurna Devi, take oath as ministers.

Rajeev Chandrasekhar, Shobha Karandlaje and Bhanu Pratap Singh Verma take oath as ministers.

Rajeev Chandrasekhar, Shobha Karandlaje and Bhanu Pratap Singh Verma take oath as ministers.

Pankaj Choudhary, Anupriya Singh Patel, and Satya Pal Singh Baghel take oath as ministers.

Pankaj Choudhary, Anupriya Singh Patel, and Satya Pal Singh Baghel take oath as ministers.

Parshottam Rupala, G Kishan Reddy and Anurag Thakur take oath as ministers.

Parshottam Rupala, G Kishan Reddy and Anurag Thakur take oath as ministers.

Hardeep Singh Puri, Mansukh Mandaviya, Bhupender Yadav take oath as ministers.

Hardeep Singh Puri, Mansukh Mandaviya, Bhupender Yadav take oath as ministers.

Pashupati Kumar Paras, Kiren Rijiju and Raj Kumar Singh take oath as ministers.

Pashupati Kumar Paras, Kiren Rijiju and Raj Kumar Singh take oath as ministers.

Jyotiraditya Scindia supporters celebrate his inclusion in the new Union Cabinet

Supporters of BJP MP Jyotiraditya Scindia celebrate his inclusion in the new Union Cabinet, outside the BJP office in Bhopal.

Jyotiraditya Scindia and other ministers take oath

Jyotiraditya Scindia, Ramachandra Prasad Singh, and Ashwini Vasihnaw take oath as ministers.

PM Modi arrives at Rashtrapati Bhavan

PM Modi arrived a the Rashtrapati Bhavan where the swearing-in ceremony of 43 new ministers is currently underway.

Visuals from inside the Rashtrapati Bhavan where 43 ministers will take oath

Visuals from inside the Rashtrapati Bhavan of 43 leaders including Jyotiraditya Scindia, Sarbananda Sonowal, Pashupati Kumar Paras, Bhupender Yadav, Anupriya Patel, Shobha Karandlaje, Meenakshi Lekhi, Anurag Thakur, who will be taking oath as part of Union Cabinet expansion,today

President of India accepts resignation of 12 members of the Council of Ministers including IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad

President of India accepts resignation of 12 members of the Council of Ministers including IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad, Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar, Health Minister Harsh Vardhan, Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank

Union Minister Prakash Javadekar resigns from the Union Cabinet

Union Minister Prakash Javadekar resigns from the Union Cabinet

43 leaders to take oath today in the Union Cabinet expansion

Jyotiraditya Scindia, Pashupati Kumar Paras, Bhupender Yadav, Anupriya Patel, Shobha Karandlaje, Meenakshi Lekhi, Ajay Bhatt, Anurag Thakur to also take the oath.

Visuals from PM Modi’s crucial cabinet reshuffle meet

Visuals from PM Modi’s crucial cabinet reshuffle meet

“I am hopeful”: BJP MP Nisith Pramanik on Union Cabinet expansion

Will go to President's House today. I am hopeful: BJP MP Nisith Pramanik, on being asked about Union Cabinet expansion

Santosh Gangwar and Dr Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank resign from Union Cabinet

Labour Minister Santosh Gangwar and Education Minister Dr. Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank resign from the Union Cabinet, ahead of Cabinet expansion

Thawarchand Gehlot submits resignation

Governor-designate of Karnataka, Thawarchand Gehlot, submitted his resignation from the membership of Rajya Sabha, to Rajya Sabha Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu. The Chairman accepted his resignation.

Sarbananda Sonowal greets media

Former Assam CM and BJP leader Sarbananda Sonowal, who met the Prime Minister at 7, LKM ahead of Union Cabinet expansion, greets the media

Amit Shah, Rajnath Singh and others leave PM’s residence

Amit Shah, Rajnath Singh, JP Nadda, Sarbananda Sonowal, GK Reddy, Kiren Rijiju, Jyotiraditya Scindia, Parshottam Rupala and Anupriya Patel leave from 7, Lok Kalyan Marg

Former Congress Minister Kripashankar Singh joins BJP in Mumbai

Ahead of PM’s cabinet expansion, former Congress Minister Kripashankar Singh joins Bhartiya Janata Party in Mumbai. BJP leaders Devendra Fadnavis & Chandrakant Patil were also present.

Union Cabinet expansion to be held today at 6 p.m.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will announce his cabinet reshuffle at 6 p.m.

Top leaders reach 7-LKM ahead of PM’s cabinet expansion

Home Minister Amit Shah, BJP President JP Nadda, Meenakshi Lekhi, Sarbananda Sonowal, Purshottam Rupala, Nisith Pramanik, RCP Singh, Pashupati Paras, present at 7, Lok Kalyan Marg, ahead of Union Cabinet reshuffle