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Cabinet reshuffle on Sept 3: What can we expect?

Cabinet reshuffle on Sept 3: What can we expect?
02 Sep 2017
  • PM Narendra Modi will reshuffle his cabinet on September 3. A dozen new faces are expected even as eight-nine current ministers have put in their papers.
  • The upcoming reshuffle, the third of the Modi government, will reportedly be based on performance of ministers, upcoming assembly elections, regional balance and 2019 LS polls.
  • The current strength of the cabinet is 73. Know more here.

  • Cabinet reshuffle: Several ministers quit amid speculations
    01 Sep 2017
  • The resignation of several ministers has set in motion a major reshuffle in the Narendra Modi government, sources said.
  • According to reports, four resignations have been confirmed- Skill Development Minister Rajiv Pratap Rudy, Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh, MoS HRD Mahendra Nath Pandey and MoS Water Resources Sanjiv Baliyan.
  • Some reports claimed Water Resources Minister Uma Bharti quit too, but she dismissed such speculations.

  • More about the fresh resignations
    Details
  • Almost all who resigned met BJP chief Amit Shah first. While Bharti and Mishra met him separately in the last two days, Rudy met him last week.
  • Two others- Steel Minister Choudhury Birendra Singh and MoS HRD Upendra Kushwaha— also called on him.
  • One who resigned said he had been asked to quit.
  • This reshuffle will be the third; the last was in July'16.

  • After back-to-back derailments, will Suresh Prabhu retain Railways?
    Portfolios
  • In recent times, Manohar Parrikar (Goa CM) quit Defence, Venkaiah Naidu (vice-president) quit urban development and I&B, and Environment Minister Anil Dave died.
  • These charges went to Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, Textiles Minister Smriti Irani and Science Minister Harsh Vardhan respectively.
  • There is uncertainty about Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu after two major derailments recently; speculations are Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari will get the ministry.

  • What else can happen in the reshuffle?
    Expectations
  • New NDA joinee JD(U) and possible joinee AIADMK will need to be accommodated. A surprise could be NCP, whose relations with Congress have soured recently.
  • CMs of BJP-ruled states, including Maharashtra's Devendra Fadnavis, may be headed to Centre based on a performance analysis.
  • Modi may also induct new faces from poll-bound states.
  • Sources say the Agriculture Ministry, MSDE and MEA might get new ministers.



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