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Cabinet expansion: Scindia, Yadav among 43 leaders take oath, complete list here

THE ASIAN AGE
Published : Jul 7, 2021, 5:19 pm IST
Updated : Jul 7, 2021, 11:22 pm IST

After cabinet expansion, the Modi government is expected to have 27 OBC leaders, out of which five will be in the cabinet

Visual from PM Narendra Modi's meet at Lok Kalyan Marg ahead of cabinet expansion. (ANI Photo)
 Visual from PM Narendra Modi's meet at Lok Kalyan Marg ahead of cabinet expansion. (ANI Photo)

New Delhi: As many as 43 leaders will take oath in the first Union Cabinet reshuffle and expansion on Wednesday after Prime Minister Narendra Modi returned to power for a second term in May, 2019, according to sources.

Here is the complete list of 43 leaders who, according to sources, will be sworn in as ministers today:

 

*G. Kishan Reddy - Minister of Culture; Minister of Tourism; and
Minister of Development of North Eastern Region

*Jyotiraditya Scindia - Minister of Civil Aviation

*Sarbananda Sonowal - Minister of Ports, Shipping and Waterways; and
Minister of AYUSH

*Pashupati Kumar Paras - Minister of Food Processing Industries

*Anurag Thakur - Minister of Information and Broadcasting; and
Minister of Youth Affairs and Sports

*Bhupender Yadav - Minister of Environment, Forest and Climate Change; and Minister of Labour and Employment

*Kiren Rijiju - Minister of Law and Justice

*Hardeep Singh Puri - Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas; and
Minister of Housing and Urban Affairs

 

*Mansukh Mandaviya - Minister of Health and Family Welfare; and
Minister of Chemicals and Fertilizers

*Meenakshi Lekhi - Minister of State in the Ministry of External Affairs; and Minister of State in the Ministry of Culture

*Anupriya Patel - Minister of State in the Ministry of Commerce and Industry

*Dr L Murugan - Minister of State in the Ministry of Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and Dairying; and Minister of State in the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting

*Shobha Karandlaje - Minister of State in the Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare

*Ajay Bhatt - Minister of State in the Ministry of Defence; and
Minister of State in the Ministry of Tourism

 

*Narayan Tatu Rane - Minister of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises

*Dr. Virendra Kumar - Minister of Social Justice and Empowerment

*Ramchandra Prasad Singh - Minister of Steel

*Ashwini Vaishnaw - Minister of Railways; Minister of Communications; and Minister of Electronics and Information Technology

*Raj Kumar Singh - Minister of Power; and Minister of New and Renewable Energy

*Parshottam Rupala - Minister of Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and Dairying

*Pankaj Choudhary - Minister of State in the Ministry of Finance

*Dr Satya Pal Singh Baghel - Minister of State in the Ministry of Law and Justice

*Rajeev Chandrasekhar -Minister of State in the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship; and Minister of State in the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology

 

*Bhanu Pratap Singh Verma - Minister of State in the Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises

*Darshana Vikram Jardosh - Minister of State in the Ministry of Textiles; and Minister of State in the Ministry of Railways

*Annpurna Devi - Minister of State in the Ministry of Education

*A. Narayanaswamy - Minister of State in the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment

*Kaushal Kishore - Minister of State in the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs

*B. L. Verma - Minister of State in the Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region; and Minister of State in the Ministry of Cooperation

*Ajay Kumar - Minister of State in the Ministry of Home Affairs

 

*Chauhan Devusinh - Minister of State in the Ministry of Communications

*Bhagwanth Khuba - Minister of State in the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy; and Minister of State in the Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers

*Kapil Moreshwar Patil - Minister of State in the Ministry of Panchayati Raj

*Pratima Bhoumik - Minister of State in the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment

*Dr. Subhas Sarkar - Minister of State in the Ministry of Education

*Dr. Bhagwat Kishanrao Karad - Minister of State in the Ministry of Finance

*Dr. Rajkumar Ranjan Singh - Minister of State in the Ministry of External Affairs; and Minister of State in the Ministry of Education

 

*Dr. Bharati Pravin Pawar - Minister of State in the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

*Bishweswar Tudu - Minister of State in the Ministry of Tribal Affairs; and Minister of State in the Ministry of Jal Shakti

*Shantanu Thakur - Minister of State in the Ministry of Ports, Shipping and Waterways

*Dr. Munjapara Mahendrabhai - Minister of State in the Ministry of Women and Child Development; and Minister of State in the Ministry of AYUSH

*John Barla - Minister of State in the Ministry of Minority Affairs

*Nisith Pramanik - Minister of State in the Ministry of Home Affairs; and
Minister of State in the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports

 

It is learnt from reliable sources that post-expansion, there will be 12 members from the SC community, including two in the cabinet; eight members will be from Scheduled Tribes in the Council of Ministers out of which three will be in the cabinet.

After cabinet expansion, the Modi government is expected to have 27 OBC leaders, out of which five will be in the cabinet.

Sources further informed that there will be a substantial increase in the number of professionals in the cabinet.

"Post expansion there will be 13 lawyers, six doctors, five engineers, and seven civil servants in total," the sources said.

As reported by ANI yesterday, there will be a special focus on bringing down the average age of the Modi cabinet, post-expansion there will be 14 ministers below the age of 50, and six will be in the cabinet.

 

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Location: India, Delhi, New Delhi