Modi Cabinet reshuffle: The major changes

The Union Cabinet on Tuesday saw major changes with Smriti Irani moving out from HRD to Textile ministry and Arun Jaitley shedding Information and Broadcasting portfolio.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: July 21, 2016 4:33 pm
cabinet reshuffle, smriti irani, govt, arun jaitley Prakash Javadekar, who was elevated to Cabinet, got the HRD portfolio

The Union Cabinet on Tuesday saw major changes with Smriti Irani moving out from HRD to Textile ministry and Arun Jaitley shedding Information and Broadcasting portfolio.

Here are the major changes

Prakash Javadekar, who was elevated to Cabinet, gets HRD portfolio. Smriti Irani moves out from HRD Ministry to Textiles Ministry. Arun Jaitley sheds Information and Broadcasting portfolio. D V Sadananda Gowda shifted from Law Ministry to Statistics and Programme Implementation. IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad gets additional charge as Law and Justice. M Venkaiah Naidu gets Information and Broadcasting in addition to Urban Development. Anant Kumar gets Parliamentary affairs which was with M Venkaiah Naidu in addition to Chemicals and Fertilisers.

The ceremony took place at the Darbar Hall of the Rashtrapati Bhavan, where senior leaders of the BJP were present. External Affairs Minister Sushma Swarajhad earlier tweeted that she would not be able to make it due to an engagement with the Foreign Minister of Hungary.

Here are the names of those inducted today: SS Ahluwalia, Ramesh Chandappa Jigjinagi, Parshottam Rupala, MJ Akbar, Arjun Ram Meghwal, Anil Madhav Dave, Vijay Goel, Rajen Gohain, Mahendra Nath Pandey, CR Chaudhary, PP Chaudhary, Ramdas Athawale, Subhash Ramrao Bhamre, Jasvant Sinh Bhabhor, Mansukh Mandaviya, Faggan Singh Kulaste, Ajay Tamta, Anupriya Singh Patel, and Krishna Raj.

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    p.k r.chandran.
    Jul 7, 2016 at 3:22 am
    MOST REDICULOUS MOVE TO SHIFT JAYANTH SINHA FROM FINANCE.PERHAPS ARUN JETLY DOES NOT WANT A PERSON MUCH MORE QUALIFIED AND COMPETENT AS HIS DEPUTY. I HAD A LOT OF RESPECT FOR AND CONFIDENCE IN MODI.I CAN ONLY SAY THAT THIS MOVE PROVES BEYOND DOUGHT THAT HE IS NO DIFFERENT FROM CONGRESS LEADERS.GOD SAVE MR MODI AND HIS GOVT. MR SINHA SHOULD RESIGN AND GO BACK TO THE U S AND CONTINUE HIS GOOD WORK.HIS TIMELY STEPS TO RESUFFLE AND CHANGE CERTAIN PORTFOLIOS ARE REALLY GREAT.THIS ONE MOVE TO SHIFT MR SINHA SPOILS ALL HIS BOLD AND APPROPRIATE ACTION.
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    Daniel
    Jul 6, 2016 at 8:54 am
    They never went to school.
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    Ram
    Jul 5, 2016 at 5:08 pm
    Hope sincerely that loud mouth Irani will be more subdued now and education takes due priority under new minister. Saffrinization can't be removed completely but at least won't be priority. Of course she is energetic and charismayic but not like Sushmaji
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    SubbuI
    Jul 5, 2016 at 5:48 pm
    What a relief! Smirti Irani got slick from HRD and God save Education
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    Anil Kalaga
    Jul 5, 2016 at 5:17 pm
    Good thing is Smriti Irani goes! Another good thing is Jayant Sinha is given crucial Civil Aviation.
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    arc
    Jul 5, 2016 at 5:57 pm
    The average education of the magum cabinet has just gone up from cl vi to cl vii. Congrats.
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    RAVI K
    Jul 5, 2016 at 6:25 pm
    BUT CONGIS WERE EITHER KINDERGARTEN OR PRE PRIMARY LEVEL.THIS APPEARS MUCH BETTER THEN CONGI GOVT.
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    S.VISWANATHAN
    Jul 5, 2016 at 5:22 pm
    Modiji as long as your intention is good everything will be good. Best wishes. Pray Shirdiji to bless you and your efforts.
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