From Dr Harsh Vardhan to Ramesh Pokhriyal – Slew of resignations ahead of Cabinet reshuffle

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Cabinet is expected to undergo a reshuffle later today. Reports indicate that a total of 43 ministers (old and new) will be taking oath on Wednesday evening at around 6 pm. While there has been no official confirmation on the details of the upcoming rejig, several Ministers have tendered their resignations over the last few hours.

Earlier on Tuesday, Union Minister Thaawarchand Gehlot had announced his intention to submit his resignation after being appointed as the Governor of Karnataka. He has also resigned from the membership of Rajya Sabha.

Governor-designate of Karnataka, Thawarchand Gehlot, submitted his resignation from the membership of Rajya Sabha, to Rajya Sabha Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu. The Chairman accepted his resignation.

There has also been a slew of resignations over the last few hours. While the list of resignations is a developing story, here is who we know of thus far.

Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan

Labour Minister Santosh Gangwar

Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank

Minister for chemical and fertilizers Sadananda Gowda

MoS for Human Resources Development Sanjay Shamrao Dhotre

MoS Woman and Child Development Debasree Chaudhuri

Minister of State for Jal Shakti Ratan Lal Kataria

MoS Animal Husbandry, Dairying and Fisheries Pratap Sarangi

Union minister of state Babul Supriyo

Minister of State for Health and Family Welfare Ashwini Kumar Choubey

Further details awaited.