At least five union ministers including Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank and Dr Harsh Vardhan have resigned from the Modi government ahead of the Cabinet Reshuffle today.
The other ministers who resigned are Minister of State (MoS) for Labour Santosh Gangwar, Chemicals and Feritlisers Minister D V Sadananda Gowda and MoS Women And Child Development Debashree Chaudhuri, reports Times of India.
According to the report, 43 leaders will take oath as the ministers in the Union Cabinet expansion on Wednesday (7 July) evening.
As many as 21 new faces will reportedly be inducted into the new Modi cabinet.
The prominent names that could be inducted into the Cabinet include Jyotiraditya Scindia, Sushil Modi, Sarbananda Sonowal and Narayan Rane.
With the reshuffle and expansion, the strength of the cabinet can go up to 81 members – that is 15 per cent of the Lok Sabha strength. The current strength of the Council of Ministers stands at 53.
Further, the strength of women ministers in the Modi government is also likely to increase. Apart from Anupriya Patel, Delhi MP Meenakshi Lekhi, Haryana MP Sunita Duggal, and Karnataka MP Shobha Karandlaje are likely to be inducted in the cabinet.
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