NEW DELHI: PM Narendra Modi is all set to disclose the name of new 9 ministers in BJP cabinet. All of them will take vow today. Nearly Four ministers involving Nirmala Sitharaman and Piyush Goyal will be raised to Cabinet rank today. Modi is also probable to select latest Defence and Railways ministers on Sunday. In the cabinet, no latest ministers are there from the Janata Dal United. As per the reports, Narendra Modi will convene with his ministers on Sunday morning before the pledge ceremony that will take place at 10:30 am at the Rashtrapati Bhavan.
Things to know:
Ex-police leader and three ex bureaucrat will be latest ministers. As per the reports, all of them are former-Mumbai Police chief and at present BJP lawmaker Satya Pal Singh, emeritus civil servant Hardeep Puri, ex IAS officer KJ Alphons and past Home Secretary RK Singh.
The names of new ministers involve BJP lawmaker from Bihar Ashwini Kumar Choubey, Shiv Pratap Shukla from Uttar Pradesh, Virendra Kumar from Madhya Pradesh, Anant Kumar Hegde from Karnataka and Gajendra Singh Shekhawat from Rajasthan.
Among BJP Cabinet, at least six ministers acquiescent from the party recently that opened the doors for other ministers. As per the government sources, Narendra Modi will choose the ministers on the basis of 4Ps including passion, proficiency, professional and political insight.
It is believed that Bihar CM Nitish Kumar’s JDU party might be integrated in the council of ministers on Sunday. Though, Mr Kumar affirmed on Saturday that he was not knowing about the changes in the cabinet.
Narendra Modi is likely to select new Defence Minister on Sunday. As per the reports, there will be no changes in Finance department, Arun Jaitley will take care of Finance section. Jaitley is looking after the finance department ever since March when Manohar Parrikar was appointed as Chief Minister of Goa.
Suresh Prabhu is believed to quit the Railways Ministry and take another task. Inquired whether he would get extra charge of Railways, Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari affirmed, “It is the prime minister’s prerogative to allocate portfolios. New ministers will be inducted and PM Modi will take a decision on this”.
Nearly 4 Ministers of State with self-determining charge will be endorsed to members of the Union Cabinet including Commerce Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, Power Minister Piyush Goyal, Petroluem Minister Dharmendra Pradhan and Minority Affairs Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi.
The reports said, agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh could be moved to other section while Water Resources Minister Uma Bharti is improbable to quit from cabinet and might be alloted to different ministry.
Rajiv Pratap Rudy, Sanjeev Balyan, Faggan Singh Kulaste, Kalraj Mishra, Mahendra Nath Pandey and Bandaru Dattatreya have quit BJP. Before 2019 national polls, few ministers are believed to be re-assigned to important roles. Modi has already chosen Mr Pandey as UP leader.