As many as eight ministers quit before Sunday's Cabinet reshuffle
In their place, Prime Minister Modi is expected to bring in leaders from the poll-bound states of Gujarat, Himachal Pradesh, and Karnataka.?And also members of the JD(U) which recently joined the NDA. Photograph: (Reuters)
As many as eight ministers have quit before the Cabinet reshuffle expected on Sunday morning.
Union Cabinet re-shuffle, expansion & swearing-in ceremony of newly inducted ministers on 3rd Sept: Official Sources pic.twitter.com/9XyQWL9rE1— ANI (@ANI) September 1, 2017
Minister of state for skill development and entrepreneurship Rajiv Pratap Rudy announced his resignation yesterday.
ANI quoted Rudy on Friday as saying that his resignation was the Centre's "decision. perogative ".
News reports said the other ministers asked for their resignations included minister for small and medium enterprises Kalraj Mishra, minister for water resources and Ganga rejuvenation Uma Bharti, minister of state for human resource development Mahendra Nath Pandey, minister of state for water resources Sanjiv Baliyan, minister of state for health and family welfare Faggan Singh Kulaste, minister of labour and employment Bandaru Dattatreya, and two others.
News reports said they were asked for their resignations by BJP party president Amit Shah.
Defence and finance minister Arun Jaitley had hinted recently that he might be letting go of the former portfolio.
Railway minister Suresh Prabhu is also expected to be let go of in the reshuffle because of the spate of recent train accidents.
News reports said his ministry is expected to go to NItin Gadkari.
Agriculture minister Radhamohan Singh is also expected to go because of controversy -- the Madhya Pradesh farmer protests.
In their place, Prime Minister Modi is expected to bring in leaders from the poll-bound states of Gujarat, Himachal Pradesh, and Karnataka.
And also members of the JD(U) which recently joined the NDA.