Whose Cabinet reshuffle? Modi’s?: Amarinder Singh on Cabinet expansion

Speaking to the media, Singh said, "I was in a meeting, don't know there was a Cabinet Reshuffle. Whose Cabinet? Modi's?" he said.

By: Express Web Desk | Updated: July 5, 2016 4:00 pm
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Punjab Congress Chief Captain Amarinder Singh on Tuesday feigned ignorance at Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Cabinet Reshuffle where he expanded his Union Council of Ministers with 19 new Ministers of State.

Speaking to the media, Singh said, “I was in a meeting, don’t know there was a Cabinet Reshuffle. Whose Cabinet? Modi’s?” he said.

Be it 19 new ministers or 45 new ministers, it is not going to work. Nation is sinking,” added Singh.

Earlier in the day, President Pranab Mukherjee administered oath to these new ministers, and elevated MoS Prakash Javadekar to a Cabinet rank.

The portfolios for the newly inducted ministers will be made known by the Union government later this evening. Earlier in the day, five ministers tendered their resignations to Prime Minister Narendra Modi. They are Nihalchand, Ram Shankar Katheria, Sanwar Lal Jat, Manuskhbhai D Vasva and M K Kundariya.

The ceremony took place at the Darbar Hall of the Rashtrapati Bhavan, where senior leaders of the BJP were present.

(with inputs from ANI)

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    big b
    Jul 5, 2016 at 11:15 am
    Nation was stinking till May 16 2014, not anymore, Captain.
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    maz
    Jul 5, 2016 at 11:17 am
    Captain is sinking in whiskey - he thinks everybody else is also.
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    Kiran
    Jul 5, 2016 at 11:25 am
    Its good we got rid of congress which has such ignorant leaders who don't even know what is happening in their own country.
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    madan gupta
    Jul 6, 2016 at 12:55 am
    his g father was great womanizer, keeping more than 365 teen girls. He himself was meeting stani journalist woman in hiding in Dubai.
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    Rohit Chandavarker
    Jul 5, 2016 at 11:53 am
    Who's Amarinder Singh??? Do I need to know him???
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    Sudhir Kakkar
    Jul 6, 2016 at 1:26 am
    For the sake of God , please do not address him as Maharaja or Captain Amrinder. Less than 4 years service in Army does not enle him to be called Captain (Retd.) let alone Captain.lt;br/gt;2) Amrinder is not a chaprasi, clerk , suptd.,Secretary or President of India that he should have been intimated about Union Cabinet expansion.lt;br/gt;3) Mercifuuly Amrinder did not daydream about Manmohan expanding cabinet and inviting him to join.lt;br/gt;4) By promising Punjab to abolish Octroi and raising age of retirement for Govt. Employees and later on backtracking on promises ,thereby, causing Congress to lose power for 10 long years stat.
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    P M
    Jul 5, 2016 at 5:50 pm
    Typical Punjabi humor .. Smirthi Irani seems too asked what is move in cabinet .. is it old one or Godrej cabinet .. when H R D ministry officials informed that she was moved out of ministry ..
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