New Delhi: Rajya Sabha member from Odisha Ashwini Vaishnaw is likely to get a Cabinet berth in Narendra Modi-led government. His name features at the sixth place in the list of 43 ministers to be sworn in as ministers at 6 pm on Wednesday.
Mayurbhanj MP Bishweswar Tudu is the other BJP leader from the state, who will be inducted into the Union Ministry. Both these leaders are the first-time MPs from the state.
Ahead of the reshuffle, Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan, Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’, Labour Minister Santosh Gangwar, Chemicals and Fertilisers Minister DV Sadananda Gowda, Minister of State for Education Sanjay Dhotre, Minister of State for Woman and Child Development Debashree Chaudhuri, Minister of State for Social Justice and Empowerment Ratan Lal Kataria, Minister of State for Health Ashwini Chaube, Minister of State for Animal Husbandry Pratap Sarangi, and Rao Saheb Dhanve Patil resigned from the Cabinet.
Thawarchand Gehlot, 83, who was Union Minister for Social Justice and Empowerment, has been appointed as Governor of Karnataka.
The Union Cabinet can have 81 members. Currently, there are 53 ministers in PM Modi’s cabinet.
Here’s the complete list: