PM Modi’s cabinet expansion : 19 in, 6 out from the cabinet
With the completion of two years of National Democratic Alliance (NDA) at the Centre, Prime Minister Narendra Modi inducted fresh talent in his council of ministers on Tuesday 5th June 2016 at Delhi.
19 new faces are inducted in Modi's cabinet , the sworn programme started by the elevation of the Prakash Javadekar’s , the only Union minister among 19 to be elevated.
This is the second expansion of the council of ministers since Modi’s government came to power in May 2014.
Ministers who were inducted includes Faggan Singh Kulaste, S.S.Ahulwalia , Ramesh Chandappa Jigajinagi, Vijay Goel, Ramdas Athawale, Rajen Gohain, Anil Madhav Dave, Parshottam Rupala, MJ Akbar, Arjun Ram Meghwal, Jasvantsinh Bhabhor, Mahendra Nath Pandey, Ajay Tamta, Krishna Raj, Mansukhbhai Mandavia, Anupriya Patel, CR Chaudhary, PP Chaudhary and Subash Ram Bhamre.
Among the 19 inductees, three MPs each from U.P, Gujarat and M.P took oath while four sworn in from Rajasthan. The programme ended with the national anthem
According to the sources, these 19 ministers were picked after an exhaustive voting and selection process to find the best talent. They were also assessed for the value they would bring to the Cabinet.
Calling the cabinet expansion a natural event, PM Modi on Monday said that the exercise would reinforce his government's focus as outlined in the Budget this year.
Noted that 6 Ministers have resigned from the Modi's Cabinet including Nihal Chand, Ram Shankar Katheria, Sanwar Lal Jat, Manuskhbhai D Vasva, G. M. Siddeshwara and M K Kundariya .