Ground Report | New Delhi: New faces of Modi cabinet; For the first time in the second term of the Modi government, the Council of Ministers has been expanded. A total of 43 ministers have been included in the expansion of the Council of Ministers, out of which 15 ministers of cabinet-level and 28 ministers of state have been made.
In a major reshuffle in his cabinet, the Prime Minister on Wednesday administered oath to 15 cabinet-level ministers including Sarbananda Sonowal, Narayan Rane, and Jyotiraditya Scindia. The swearing-in ceremony took place in the Durbar Hall of Rashtrapati Bhavan.
Of the cabinet ministers, 13 took oath in Hindi while two ministers took oath in English. Rajya Sabha MP and former Maharashtra Chief Minister Narayan Rane was the first to take oath as a cabinet minister. After Rane, former Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal took oath.
New faces of Modi cabinet
- Narayan Rane
- Sarbananda Sonowal
- Dr. Virendra Kumar
- Jyotiraditya Scindia
- Ramchandra Prasad Singh
- ashwini vaishnav
- Pashupati Kumar Paras
- Kiren Rijiju
- Rajkumar Singh
- Hardeep Singh Puri
- Mansukh Mandaviya
- Bhupendra Yadav
- Purushottam Rupala
- G Kishan Reddy
- Anurag Singh Thakur
The names of the 12 ministers who have resigned are-
Ravi Shankar Prasad, Law Minister
Prakash Javadekar, Ministry of Information and Broadcasting
Thaawarchand Gehlot, Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment
Dr Harsh Vardhan, Union Health Ministry
Santosh Gangwar, Union Labor Ministry
Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank, Union Ministry of Education
Sanjay Dhotre, Minister of State, Union Ministry of Education
Deboshree Choudhary, Minister of State, Ministry of Women and Child Welfare
Babul Supriyo, Minister of State, Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change
Sadananda Gowda, Union Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers
Pratap Sarangi, Minister of State, Ministry of Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and Dairying.