With 2019 In Mind, Narendra Modi To Reshuffle Cabinet: Major Roles Expected For Rudy, Giriraj Singh, Piyush Goyal


The Narendra Modi government is all set for an expansion-cum-reshuffle on 2 September, media reports have said. A Cabinet reshuffle has been on the cards since Manohar Parrikar resigned as defence minister to become the Chief Minister of Goa. Finance minister Arun Jaitley has been holding additional charge of the defence ministry since then. While the view in the political leadership is that a

The resignations: Rajiv Pratap Rudy, Mahendra Nath Pandey out

The major move which has kicked-off the process is the resignation of skills development minister Rajiv Pratap Rudy, and the appointment of Mahendra Nath Pandey, former minister of state (MoS) in the HRD ministry, as the state president of the BJP’s Uttar Pradesh unit. Party sources also revealed that several other BJP leaders have already submitted their resignation. Some of the names that have come to Firstpost’s notice include Giriraj Singh (MoS for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises) and Sanjeev Baliyan, MoS for agriculture and food processing.

Cabinet reshuffle is certainly required, the big question is about the timing.

That date seems to have been set more by necessity than choice as Friday is the only time in next few days when President Ram Nath Kovind, Narendra Modi and Amit Shah will be in the national Capital. While the President has not been officially intimated about the move yet, the reshuffle is expected to take place before Modi leaves for China, according to the IBN7 research team.

The resignations: Rajiv Pratap Rudy, Mahendra Nath Pandey out

The major move which has kicked-off the process is the resignation of skills development minister Rajiv Pratap Rudy, and the appointment of Mahendra Nath Pandey, former minister of state (MoS) in the HRD ministry, as the state president of the BJP’s Uttar Pradesh unit. Pandey is expected to resign from the Cabinet due to the party’s one man-one post rule. Party sources also revealed that several other BJP leaders have already submitted their resignation. Some of the names that have come to Firstpost‘s notice include Giriraj Singh (MoS for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises) and Sanjeev Baliyan, MoS for agriculture and food processing.

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