CM – 43 new ministers take oath to restart Prime Minister Modi’s cabinet

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Forty-three new ministers are sworn in tonight as Prime Minister Narendra Modi tries to overhaul his government, which has been heavily criticized from multiple sections for dealing with the coronavirus crisis, rising prices and resentment.

The names in the cabinet reshuffle include several new entrants as well as existing ministers who are reassigned.

In an unexpected move came Ravi Shankar Prasad, who held key portfolios for law and information technology, and Prakash Javadekar, minister for the environment, information and broadcasting as well Heavy industry, back.

Senior ministers urged to resign included Health Minister Harsh Vardhan, who paid the political prize for the government’s efforts to tackle a devastating second wave of coronavirus infections.

A total of at least 12 ministers have resigned, including prominent people such as Bildungsmini ster Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank and junior environment minister Babul Supriyo.

The « Big Four » ministers for finance, foreign affairs, home affairs and defense are not to be changed.

Before his first reshuffle since winning one Announced second term in 2019, Prime Minister Modi consulted the leaders of his BJP, a government official said.

Government sources said the prime minister was trying to include younger members of his party as ministers and also to better represent women and backward classes – a crucial one Consideration before important state elections beginning with Uttar Pradesh at the beginning of next year.

There are plans for a ceremony for the swearing-in of new ministers in Rashtrapati Bhavan at 6 pm. Few people will attend the ceremony due to the risk of coronavirus.

Prime Minister Modi’s government has faced the sharpest criticism in years when infections and deaths soared in April and May, overwhelming hospitals and crematoriums.

Images of bodies of suspected COVID-19 victims washed up on the banks of the Ganges fueled outrage over failure to do more to protect vulnerable communities.

« The resignation of the Union Health Minister and MoS Minister of Health is an open admission that the Modi government has completely failed to cope with the pandemic, « Chidambaram tweeted.

 » These resignations are a lesson for ministers. If things go well, the prime minister will have the credit; if things go wrong, the minister will. That is the price a minister pays for implicit obedience and unconditional submission. « He wrote.

Here is the list of ministers who will take their oaths for their new departments on Wednesday:

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