Ahead of the major cabinet reshuffle which is scheduled to happen on Wednesday evening, Bharaiya Janata Party MP Ajay Bhatt from Uttarakhand has opined that the expansion of the cabinet will benefit the states. Notably, he is one of the leaders who is expected to get a berth in the central cabinet.
He further said that states will work in accordance with Prime Minister Narendra Modi's principle of 'Sabka Sath Sabka Vikas'.
While commenting of Uttarakhand assembly polls 2020, the BJP MP said under the leadership of PM Modi, we are continuously working for public welfare. We will return to Uttarakhand with full majority.
Meanwhile, ahead of the major reshuffle, Union Minister of State for Environment Babul Supriyo, Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal "Nishank", Chemicals and Fertilisers Minister D V Sadananda Gowda and Labour Minister Santosh Gangwar have resigned. 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.
However, the Congress has called the cabinet reshuffle meaningless as it alleged that the BJP has failed to govern the country properly and it requires vision reshuffle.
In a statement, Congress spokesperson Jaiveer Shergill said, "Cabinet Reshuffle is meaningless because BJP Govt is completely 'Asafal', when it comes to economy, employment, health infra, national security. BJP Govt requires reset of vision, governance rather than reshuffle of portfolios!!."
The reshuffle is likely to be dominated by Bihar with Janata Dal United making a comeback followed by BJP nominations from Bengal. The prominent names include Jyotiraditya Scindia, Sarbananda Sonowal, Narayan Rane, who may be part of the massive reshuffle of the Union Cabinet.