Modi Cabinet Reshuffle: PM hits the refresh button

PM Modi seems to be banking on getting new minds in and thus infusing a new energy into his Cabinet as the government enters the second leg of its term.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: July 6, 2016 1:32 pm
modi cabinet reshuffle, modi cabinet expansion, cabinet reshuffle, smriti irani PM Modi has pretty much hit the refresh button with his Cabinet expansion and reshuffle – from Smriti Irani being shifted out to Textiles to Arun Jaitley being divested on Information and Broadcasting.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has pretty much hit the refresh button with his Cabinet expansion and reshuffle on Tuesday. From Smriti Irani being shifted out to Textiles and Finance Minister Arun Jaitley being divested on Information and Broadcasting, many of the top names in the council of ministers have been affected by the rejig.

There were a few surprises too, like MoS Jayant Sinha being moved to civil aviation from Finance and Sadanand Gowda losing the Law Ministry.

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Modi seems to be banking on getting new minds in and thus infusing a new energy into his Cabinet as the government enters the second leg of its term. This might not be a bad strategy given that at least some ministries have struggle to keep pace with the others or stay clear of controversies.

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Among the few ministers who have not been affected are Home Minister Rajnath Singh, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj, Road Transport and Highways.

WATCH: Analysing Modi Cabinet Reshuffle: Smriti Irani Loses HRD; Javadekar, Piyush Goyal Gain

 

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Shipping Minister Nitin Gadkari, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar and Railways Minister Suresh Prabhu. Despite some speculation fuelled by the buzz in the corridors of power, Najma Heptulla will continue as the Minority Affairs Minister.

The biggest promotion clearly is for Prakash Javadekar who will take over HRD ministry from Irani. He was earler MoS independent charge for the Environment Ministry. New entrant Vijay Goel gets independent charge of the Sports Ministry, while S S Ahluwali is MoS Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, Parliamentary Affairs.

Overall, the reshuffle seems to be Modi’s way of bringing in “doers and performers who would deliver on his vision of development and good governance”.

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    Even
    Jul 5, 2016 at 5:56 pm
    Now Indian fools, wait for another 2 years to reess performance.
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      Even
      Jul 5, 2016 at 5:55 pm
      RSS approved!
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        Raghu
        Jul 5, 2016 at 10:14 pm
        Excellent. That's what we need reviewing and correcting...re-energising. This shows Modi ji 's constant efferts to bring the best of his government.
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          Nasir Saleem
          Jul 7, 2016 at 9:28 pm
          Why only Smriti Irani, Sushma Swaraj, A run Jaitley and Rajnath Singh appear to be out of their depth in their respective Ministries.
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            sacchadesi
            Jul 5, 2016 at 11:50 pm
            After refresh also, same page gets downloaded. Only timestamp changes to current.lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;When the leader is clueless how will his tail be going somewhere?
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              Saradindu Bose
              Jul 5, 2016 at 5:20 pm
              Prakash Javedkar as HRD??? A man who as environment minister could not manage/control animals (gave permission to slaughter innocent animals ) will manage students and universities !!! quite scary !!!
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                hanu
                Jul 5, 2016 at 6:18 pm
                The finance ministry serves as a foundation for effective governance because money is central to working of all other ministries. Modi has not touched an utterly inefficient finance minister. In the next three years. can we expect more employment generation, lower prices for food grains, and more saving for the overburdened middle cl?
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                  Vikramjeet
                  Jul 5, 2016 at 8:52 pm
                  Not only Cabinet Reshuffle but Mind Reshuffle is needed. BJP has to give up Arrogance, Bullying and stop Demonizing Opposition and do some work for which they were elected.
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