Nine new faces took oath as new members of Modi’s council of ministers while three ministers were elevated to cabinet rank at Rashtrapati Bhavan. The Suspense continues on who will get what portfolio ?
New Delhi: Nine new faces took oath as new members of Modi’s council of ministers while three ministers were elevated to cabinet rank at Rashtrapati Bhavan. The Suspense continues on who will get what portfolio ?
This is the third cabinet reshuffle since the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) came to power in 2014.
As the day starts, the first to take oath as a cabinet minister was Dharmedra Pradhan, who was the minister of state, handling oil and natural gas ministry. Other ministers of state to take oath as cabinet ministers were Piyush Goyal, Nirmala Sitharaman and Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi.
Ahead of the oath ceremony, PM Modi and BJP chief Amit Shah met the new minsters for breakfast. PM Modi is scheduled to leave for BRICS summit in the port city Xiamen in China.
Sunday morning saw the promotion of Piyush Goyal as the new Railway minister. Power minister Goyal was handed over the Railways portfolio after Suresh Prabhu offered to step down his post, in the wake of a spate of train derailments recently.
It has been said that Goyal had brought about a turnaround in power production and delivered on the government’s plan to electrify villages.
Meanwhile, Prime Minister Modi also congratulated Cabinet ministers and Ministers of State and said their wisdom “will add immense value” to his govt. “I congratulate all those who have taken oath today. Their experience and wisdom will add immense value to the council of ministers.