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President Ram Nath Kovind administers oath of office to new Ministers

Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Cabinet reshuffle, the first in his second term, will bring in big changes with an eye on political and administrative challenges, apart from the upcoming elections.

Cabinet reshuffle: President Ram Nath Kovind administers oath of office-dnm
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New Delhi, First Published Jul 7, 2021, 6:06 PM IST
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi's cabinet reshuffle, the first in his second term, will bring in big changes with an eye on political and administrative challenges, apart from the upcoming elections.

The oath ceremony of a total of 43 leaders is currently underway as part of the Cabinet expansion of the Narendra Modi-led government.

The list includes BJP’s Narayan Rane, Sarbananda Sonowal, Jyotiraditya Scindia, Ajay Bhatt, Bhupender Yadav, Shobha Karandlaje, Sunita Duggal, Meenakshi Lekhi, Bharati Pawar, Shantanu Thakur and Kapil Patil, JD(U)’s R C P Singh, LJP’s Pashupati Paras, and Apna Dal’s Anupriya Patel. Some MoS, including G Kishan Reddy, Parshottam Rupala and Anurag Thakur, are also there. 

Ahead of the much-anticipated reshuffle, at least twelve ministers have resigned from the council of ministers so far. Among the big names to resign include IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad, Health Minister Harsh Vardhan, Environment Minister Prakash Javdekar, Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank and Labour Minister Santosh Gangwar.

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