He has been appointed UP BJP president The party sources said Rudy's exit was primarily because of his own making, Not only was he inaccessible to party workers from Bihar but his own non -political activities apparently drew lot of attention.
The Cabinet rejig has been necessitated due to several developments, including the elevation of Mr M Venkaiaha Naidu to the post Vice President, offer of resignation by Mr Suresh Prabhu in the wake of spat of train accidents and relieving some of the key ministers from additional responsibilities of the other ministries.
Union Science and Technology Minister Harsh Vardhan is holding additional charge of the Environment Ministry following the death of Anil Madhav Dave in May. The focus on professionals in the Cabinet is indicated by the likely induction of Hardeep Singh Puri, a former IFS officer who had joined the BJP just before the party came to power in 2014.
With economic growth slowing to its slowest pace in three years, Modi is coming under pressure to deliver the promises he made in 2014.
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"There was no such talk of JD (U) joining the Union Cabinet". A Cabinet reshuffle has been on the cards since Manohar Parrikar resigned as defence minister to become the Chief Minister of Goa. "There was never any issue in the party over participating in the government but there has been no communication to us even though the reshuffle is tomorrow", a senior JD (U) leader said. Even during the last reshuffle in July previous year, sources said, ministers were asked to submit their resignations to the party leadership first. "I also thank all the honest government officials and the people who believe in the teachings of Swami Vivekananda", Singh, who represents UP's Baghpat constituency, told the media.
AIADMK leader Thambidurai, who met Shah yesterday, might be a likely representative from the party along with P Venugopal and V Maitreyan if it decides to join the government. Road Transport and Highways Minister Gadkari, seen as one of the more capable ministers, can be given more responsibility. However, while Pawar seems undecided on dumping his alliance with the Congress in favour of the BJP for now, the factional feuds within the AIADMK in Tamil Nadu have forced the BJP to put the plan of inducting a member of the party as a central minister on hold.
IST: Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrives for oath taking ceremony at Rashtrapati Bhavan.
Ram Chandra Prasad Singh and, perhaps, Purnea MP Santosh Kushwaha are likely to be sworn in along with the BJP leaders.
Third, had the Doklam crisis not been resolved amicably as indeed it was on August 28, Modi would have definitely been under vast pressure to appoint a full-fledged defence minister, because in that event a part-time defence minister would have been politically incorrect. Former Himachal Pradesh chief minister Prem Kumar Dhumal or his son Anurag Thakur could be inducted into the council of ministers to represent Himachal.
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