Ahead of reshuffle, Health, Labour, Education Ministers resign, 43 new leaders to likely to join Union Cabinet

Labour minister Santosh Gangwar and Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank have resigned from the Union Cabinet ahead of the scheduled Cabinet reshuffle this evening

Ahead of reshuffle, Health, Labour, Education Ministers resign, 43 new leaders to likely to join Union Cabinet
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Labour minister Santosh Gangwar has resigned from the Union Cabinet ahead of the scheduled Cabinet reshuffle this evening. Union Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan has also resigned from Union Cabinet

Gangwar, who held the position of Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Labour and Employment resigned from his post early this morning.

When asked whether he has resigned from the post of Labour Minister, Gangwar answered in the affirmative. "Yes I have resigned," he told PTI.

He, however, said he is not aware what his new role in the government will be.

Minutes after him, Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank resigned from the cabinet, reported All India Radio.

Minister of State for Women and Child Development Debasree Chaudhuri has also resigned from Union Cabinet, reported PTI


According to news agency ANI, 43 leaders will take oath as Union Ministers in the Union Cabinet expansion, to be held on Wednesday


This will be the first reshuffle in the Council of Ministers by Prime Minister Narendra Modi since he assumed charge for a second term in May 2019.

The Prime Minister is expected to bring in young faces and give representation to various social groups and regions in the reshuffle.

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Published: 07 Jul 2021, 1:51 PM