PM Modi 2.0 Reshuffle Cabinet Full Ministers List: The Union Cabinet led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi today expanded its council of ministers, the first such exercise in the third year of his second term. While the cabinet reshuffle was on the cards for a long time, the move comes at a time when the Modi government faces criticism over the alleged mishandling of the COVID-19 pandemic. The list of ministers also indicates that due attention has been given to upcoming assembly elections and the 2024 Lok Sabha elections. Yesterday, two major political developments took place which indicated that the BJP has started preparing for the besides appeasing its allies. In the first development, Thawar Chand Gehlot has appointed Governor of Karnataka to make more space for new ministers. Later in the day, a new ministry was created the Ministry of Cooperation.
The focus has been on Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Odisha, and West Bengal. Uttar Pradesh is the most crucial state for the BJP given the number of Lok Sabha seats. In a major development just ahead of the cabinet expansion, 11 Union ministers – Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal, Health Minister Harsh Varshan, Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar, Animal and Husbandary Minister Pratap Sarangi, Women and Child Welfare Minister Debasree Chaudhari and Labour Minister Santosh Gangwar, Minister of State for Education Sanjay Dhotre, Union Chemical 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 Supriya, and Health and Family Welfare Ashwini Choubey has resigned from their respective posts. The move was aimed at making space for new faces besides setting right the political equations ahead of the crucial polls.
Below is the full list of new ministers in the Modi Cabinet:
Sarbananda Sonowal: Ports and Shipping, AYUSH Ministry
Dr. Virendra Kumar
Jyotiraditya Scindia: Civil Aviation
Ramchandra Prasad Singh: Steel Ministry
Ashwini Vaishnav: Railways, Communication & Electronics and Information Technology
Pashu Pati Kumar Paras: Minister of Food Processing Industries
Kiren Rijju: Law and Justice Ministry
Dharmendra Pradhan: Education Ministry
Raj Kuma Singh: Power and Ministry of New and Renewable Energy
Hardeep Singh Puri: Petroleum, Housing and Urban Development
Mansukh Mandaviya: Chemicals and Fertilizers, Health Ministry
G Kishan Reddy
Anurag Thakur: Information 7 Broadcasting and Sports