Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who inducted 19 new ministers into his Cabinet on Tuesday, has carried out major amendments in the portfolios of his top ministers. PM inducted new faces that include BJP leaders S S Ahluwalia, M J Akbar and Vijay Goel, while elevating Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar in the second expansion of his government ahead of political battles in Uttar Pradesh and other states. Akbar will be the second Minister of state for External Affairs along with V K Singh.
Smriti Irani was shifted from the key HRD ministry to less significant. Textiles portfolio and replaced by the newly elevated Cabinet minister Prakash Javadekar after an expansion of the Union Council of Ministers and reshuffle in which Finance Minister Arun Jaitley shed the additional I and B portfolio.
Here are the top Twitter reactions to the much awaited cabinet reshuffle:
1.By demoting Auntyji #Feku has admitted for the first time that he has made a mistake. #smritiirani : @sridhardoss
#smritiirani gets what she really wanted,Textile Minister. Now she araamse discuss Sarees #ModiCabinet: @kanwar_arika
2. Smriti Irani out of HRD. Thank God for the sanity. Massive reforms warranted in UGC. Mr. Javadekar has a huge challenge. #ModiCabinetRejig: @Nitish205
3.Who cares about these #CabinetReshuffle as long as Modi is PM.. Reshuffle mein PM naa badal dena bas..:P : @Babu_Bhaiyaa
4. What seem like a damp sqib in the morning has come out to be a big, gutsy change by the evening. #ModiCabinetRejig : @India_Policy
5. Many say – Smriti will be seen more in UP for the 2017 state elections. Hence the massive change! #ModiCabinetRejig: @Tavysingh
6. Manoj sinha @mksinha31 40s40 seconds ago Bidhan Nagar, India
#CabinetReshuffle only time will tell its efficacy!!
Sycophancy around shah should not happen, party will get in to degenerating mode.
7.Nithin Lokesh @nithinlokesh
Disappointed that bjp is getting smriti irani removed from hrd, it’s like they are not standing by whatever she has done #CabinetReshuffle
8. Saumya @SubtleManiac
@smritiirani shunted out of HRD Min. Achhe din aa gaye, finally? #CabinetReshuffle #CabinetExpansion
9.Kamalika Basu @KamalikaBasu
#Reshuffle in #Cabinet and now I need to learn them all over again for #Exams !? #CabinetReshuffle has got on my nerves now!?
10.Ketaki Golatkar @Golty now44 seconds ago
Kyunki saas bhi kabhi bahu thi… Kyunki she knows more about textiles than education? #CabinetReshuffle