Six ministers dropped in Cabinet reshuffle

Six ministers dropped in Cabinet reshuffle

Six ministers dropped in Cabinet reshuffle

Some reports had claimed that Rudy may be made Bihar deputy chief minister replacing Sushil Modi who will be included in the Modi Cabinet.

Skill development and entrepreneurship minister Rajiv Pratap Rudy resigned from his post on Thursday. Party sources said these were routine meetings.

Those expected to be sworn is as Ministers include BJP general secretary Bhupendra Yadav, and Karnataka leaders Prahlad Joshi and Suresh Angadi.

Mr Rudy left his wife in Patna and flew back to Delhi in the same Indigo plane and drove from the Delhi airport to meet Mr Shah.

While Bharti met BJP president Amit Shah on Wednesday, Mishra called on him on Thursday.

Just hours before Rudy's resignation, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, when asked about how much longer he would hold additional charge of the defence portfolio, said: "At least I hope not very long".

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According to media reports, the reshuffle is likely before Prime Minister Narendra Modi leaves on Sunday for a BRICS summit in China.

The united AIADMK - comprising of the factions led by Chief Minister E Palaniswami and and former CM O Panneerselvam - is also expected to join the NDA. Water resources minister Uma Bharti has also reportedly offered to quit on health grounds. Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has been holding additional charge of the Defence Ministry since then. "I have said that I have not heard the question, will not hear nor will I answer it", she tweeted. Pandey is likely to resign as a Union minister as he assumes his new charge, meaning there will be one more vacancy in the Cabinet.

Textiles Minister Smriti Irani is holding additional charge of the Information and Broadcasting Ministry portfolio, while Rural Development Minister Narendra Tomar has additional charge of the Urban Development Ministry after Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu resigned from his ministerial responsibilities to take up the high office.

The election in Gujarat is due at the end of this year and the party will soon launch its poll slogan "Garaje Gujarat".

The last Cabinet reshuffle took place in July past year, in which Modi inducted 19 new faces and elevated Minister of State for Environment Prakash Javadekar to Cabinet rank.

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