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. pic.twitter.com/9rbkpgDEfm
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.