43 new members will be sworn in this evening in Prime Minister Modi's new cabinet, which will be most inclusive with record representation of SC, ST members. Reliable sources have revealed that there will be 12 members from the SC community, including two in the cabinet; The Council of Ministers will have eight members from the Scheduled Tribes, of whom three will be in the cabinet. After the cabinet expansion, the Modi government is expected to have 27 OBC leaders, of whom five will be in the cabinet.
Sources further said that this time the number of professionals will increase significantly in the cabinet expansion. Sources said that there will be a total of 13 lawyers, six doctors, five engineers, and seven civil servants in the cabinet. This time the focus will be on reducing the average age of the Modi cabinet, after the expansion there will be 14 ministers under the age of 50 and six in the cabinet.
39 former MLAs and four former chief ministers with administrative and federal experience of governance will be part of the expanded cabinet. At the same time, leaders of minority communities will also get more representation after the reshuffle. According to the information, the cabinet will have one member each from Christian, Muslim, and Sikh communities and two members from the Buddhist community. There will also be a total of five ministers from Northeast India.
Meanwhile, Union Health Minister Dr. Harsh Vardhan, Labor Minister Santosh Gangwar, and Education Minister Dr. Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank have resigned from the Union Cabinet ahead of the cabinet expansion. Apart from this, Deboshri Chaudhary, Sadananda Gowda has also been discharged from the cabinet.