BJP president Amit Shah with PM Narendra Modi. Photograph:( ANI )
The speculations around BJP President Amit Shah's entry in the Union Cabinet gathered more strength after Gujarat BJP chief Jitu Vaghani tweeted about it.
BJP President Amit Shah is likely to join the new council of ministers of PM Narendra Modi Cabinet, sources said on Thursday.
Shah's name is an addition to the likes of Smriti Irani, Rajnath Singh, Nirmala Sitharaman, Prakash Javadekar, Babul Supriyo and several other names who received a call-up for Modi’s second cabinet.
In Gujarat, Amit Shah had served as home minister in the governments led by Modi. However, Rajnath Singh, who has retained his Lucknow seat, is one of the senior-most party leaders and served as home minister in the first Modi government.
The speculation of Shah’s inclusion had intensified after Gujarat BJP chief Jitu Vaghani confirmed that party chief Amit Shah is being inducted into the Narendra Modi Cabinet 2.0. He tweeted congratulating Shah.
प्रधानमंत्री श्री @narendramodiजी के नेतृत्व में केन्द्रीय मंत्री मंडल में मजबूत साथी के रूप में सामेल होने पर हमारे पर्थदर्शक एवं मार्गदर्शक श्रध्देय श्री @AmitShahजी से शुभेच्छा मुलाकात की और शुभकामनाएं दी। pic.twitter.com/ckzJKEeBA9— Jitu Vaghani (@jitu_vaghani) May 30, 2019
Smriti Irani, Rajnath Singh, Nirmala Sitharaman, Prakash Javadekar, Babul Supriyo and several other names were among more than 40 BJP leaders to receive a call-up for Narendra Modi’s second cabinet. Among the names are also leaders of other NDA constituents, including Shiv Sena, JD(U), Akali Dal, LJP and AIADMK.