PM Modi Union Cabinet Expansion 2021 Live Updates: A day after 43 ministers including 36 new faces were inducted into the Modi cabinet, new ministers have started taking charge today. Rajeev Chandrasekhar, Kiren Rijiju, Darshana Vikram Jardosh, Danve Raosaheb Dadarao, Mansukh Mandaviya, Dr. Bharati Pravin, Ramchandra Prasad Singh, Ashwini Vaishnaw, Meenakshi Lekhi, Anurag Thakur were some of the ministers who took charge early today. Those who were promoted include Hardeep Singh Puri, Kiren Rijiju and Anurag Thakur. Meenakshi Lekhi, MoS MEA & MoS Meenakshi Lekhi today said that women have been given big responsibilities in the new cabinet. She said that while people used to speak of women empowerment, PM Modi made it possible. MoS Railways Raosaheb Danve and Darshana Vikram Jardosh also took charge of the office today. After taking charge, Ashwini Vaishnaw, Minister of Railways, said, “Railway is a major part of PM Modi’s vision. His vision for railways is to transform the lives of the people, that everyone – common man, farmers, the poor – gets the benefit of railway.”
New I&B minister Anurag Thakur said, “PM Modi has done terrific work in last 7 yrs to take India forward. The work done by people before me in I&B Ministry & responsibility given to me by the PM, I will try to meet those expectations.”
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has inducted some new faces while there may be a change of portfolios for some. Meanwhile, all new ministers will be meeting BJP national president Jagat Prakash Nadda today at party headquarters. Yesterday, in a major development just ahead of the expansion, 11 union ministers – education minister Ramesh Pokhriyal, health minister Harsh Vardhan, animal and husbandry minister Pratap Sarangi, women and child welfare minister Debasree Chaudhuri and labour minister Santosh Gangwar, Minister of State for Education Sanjay Dhotre, Union Chemicals and Fertilizers Minister D V Sadananda Gowda, MoS Jal Shakti and Social Justice and Empowerment Ratan Lal Kataria, Asansol MP and MoS Environment, Forest & Climate Babul Supriyo, IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad, and Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar had resigned from their respective post.
Yesterday, in a mega cabinet reshuffle, 42 MPs and Tamil Nadu BJP chief L Murugan took oath as minsters. Of which, 15 are cabinet ministers and 28 are Minister of State. Now, there are total of 9 women ministers in the new cabinet. In a major outreach towards OBC and SC/STs, the new Modi cabinet has record representation from the communities. The much-anticipated mega cabinet reshuffle of NDA 2.0 took place at Rashtrapati Bhawan.