BJP is soon going to give a big gift to Rajya Sabha MP Jyotiraditya Scindia, who played a key role in the coup of Kamal Nath government in March last year in Madhya Pradesh. He is almost certain to be given a ministerial post in the Modi government.
Just after the completion of 2 years of Modi Government 2.0, Prime Minister Narendra Modi is preparing to reshuffle his cabinet. PM Modi had a meeting with Home Minister Amit Shah and BJP National President JP Nadda on Friday. After this Scindia supporters are claiming that their leader is going to get a place in Team Modi soon.
A senior pro-Scindia leader told that Scindia can get the command of the railways. However, there is also talk of giving him important ministries like urban development or human resources. It’s been 15 months since he joined the BJP. Now BJP is going to fulfill the promise made to them. Its signs are from Delhi to Madhya Pradesh.
The image of an active minister was made in the Manmohan Singh government
Experts believe that Modi will make Jyotiraditya a cabinet minister. The reason for this is that even in the Manmohan Singh government, he had created the image of an active minister due to his works. This time he joins Team Modi, then he will be able to show his work. They are likely to reap the benefits of their abilities in the proposed reshuffle.
BJP’s focus on new leadership
If sources are to be believed, the focus of the BJP is now to develop youth leadership in the party. Keeping this in mind, many young faces including Jyotiraditya Scindia from Madhya Pradesh quota, former Chief Minister of Assam Sarbananda Sonowal, Odisha’s Baijayant Panda, Devendra Fadnavis from Maharashtra can get a chance in the Modi cabinet.
Cabinet expansion was done in 6 months in the first term
In the first term, Prime Minister Modi had expanded the cabinet within 6 months and increased the number of ministers from 45 to 66. After this, a few months after the completion of two years of the government, in July 2016, Modi again reshuffled the cabinet and increased the number of ministers to 78. A year later, he reshuffled the cabinet.
Was sworn in with 57 ministers in the second term
Modi took oath as the Prime Minister along with 57 ministers on 30 May 2019 while starting his second innings. But at present his team is of 53 ministers only. Two ministers Ram Vilas Paswan and Suresh Angadi have passed away, while two cabinet ministers Harsimrat Kaur Badal and Arvind Sawant have resigned.
4 ministers have additional charge
Union Railway Minister Piyush Goyal was given the charge of Consumer Affairs Ministry in October 2020 after the death of LGP leader Ram Vilas Paswan.
Union Minister Narendra Singh Tomar already has 3 ministries namely Agriculture, Rural Development and Panchayati Raj. After the resignation of Akali Dal leader Harsimrat Kaur Badal, the additional responsibility of the Ministry of Food Processing is also with Tomar from September 2020.
Union Information and Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javadekar holds the charge of the Ministry of Heavy Industries since November 2019 apart from Environment. Although the responsibility of this post was earlier with Shiv Sena’s Arvind Sawant, but he resigned after parting ways with the BJP in Maharashtra.
Union Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju is holding the additional charge of the Ministry of AYUSH since Shripad Naik got injured. Naik was injured in a road accident.