Council of Ministers of Modi 2.0 govt to hold first meeting today; PM likely to outline Centre's roadmap
The first meeting of the new council of ministers will be held on Wednesday in which Prime Minister Narendra Modi is likely to outline the roadmap of his government, sources said on Tuesday.
Mehbooba Mufti's brother Tassaduq Hussain Mufti was sworn in on Thursday as a minister in the PDP-BJP coalition government in the state.
Nagaland chief minister TR Zeliang on Tuesday appointed 10 new advisors to the state government with the rank of Cabinet minister.
Odisha chief minister Naveen Patnaik on Sunday inducted 10 new faces into his ministry, including six Cabinet and four Ministers of State. Two MoS were elevated to Cabinet rank.
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav sacked eight cabinet ministers and withdrew portfolios of nine ministers in a major shake-up of his ministry.
If the Modi govt intends to be any different from its predecessor, it must recognise and promote able leaders within its ranks while also inculcating the same in the civil service. Otherwise, it will find that India is too big to be fuelled by one man's vision alone.
DD News tweeted out a picture of Prime Minister Narendra Modi with his cabinet ministers including Amit Shah, Arun Jaitley, Sushma Swaraj and Rajnath Singh captioning it "A man dressed as Santa Claus feeds monkeys ahead of Christmas."
BJP on Monday hit back at Congress over its claims that tainted persons were inducted into the NDA Cabinet and said the party was making baseless allegations as it was becoming frustrated due to Prime Minister Narendra Modi's growing popularity among the masses.
On Sunday, Narendra Modi reshuffled his council of ministers where he brought in a few new faces and retained a few old ones. Of the new faces which joined the cabinet, Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar was given one of the most important ministry of Defence. Ravi Shankar Prasad, on 26 May 2014, took oath as a Union Minister and was alloted the portflios of Law and Justice, and Communications & Information Technology. These ministers have had a long political career and on the way they have earned their due. Here's a list of how much Modi's new ministers are worth.
Modi did not allow BJP leaders to be incorporated into the council of ministers on the basis of kin.
The Modi cabinet does not have as many surprises as one expected. What it shows is that Modi is the man in charge, and no matter who runs which ministry, he will have a decisive say in all key ministries.
Delhi Lokayukta criticised Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit for her and other cabinet minister's photographs being printed on Delhi government's loan application form.