Union Cabinet expansion: Mansukh Mandaviya gets Healthy Ministry, Piyush Goyal gets Textile

Here's the full list of PM Modi's Cabinet rejig:

Narendra Modi - Science and Technology

Amit Shah - Ministry of Cooperation

Jyotiraditya Scindia - Civil Aviation

Mansukh Mandaviya - Health

Hardeep Singh Puri - Urban Development, Housing and Petroleum.

Dharmendra Pradhan - Education

Ashwini Vaishnav - Railways, IT & Communications

Smriti Irani - Ministry of Women and Child Welfare

Pashupati Paras - Food Processing

Anurag Thakur - Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, Sports

Bhupendra Yadav - Labour Ministry

Piyush Goyal - Textiles

Kiren Rijiju - Culture

Meenakshi Lekhi - Minister of State in External Affairs and Culture Ministry

Purshottam Rupala - Ministry of Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and Dairying

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Amit Shah - Ministry of Cooperation

Jyotiraditya Scindia - Civil Aviation

Mansukh Mandaviya - Health

Hardeep Singh Puri - Urban Development, Housing and Petroleum.

Dharmendra Pradhan - Education

Ashwini Vaishnav - Railways, IT & Communications

Smriti Irani - Ministry of Women and Child Welfare

Pashupati Paras - Food Processing

Anurag Thakur - Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, Sports

Bhupendra Yadav - Labour Ministry

Piyush Goyal - Textiles

Kiren Rijiju - Culture

Meenakshi Lekhi - Minister of State in External Affairs and Culture Ministry

Purshottam Rupala - Ministry of Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and Dairying

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Meanwhile, Uttar Pradesh--arguably the most important state politically--has got the most ministers (8), while PM Modi and Union Home Minister Amit Shah's home state Gujarat recevied 6 ministerial posts.

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BJP leader Jyotiraditya Scindia leaves from his residence

BJP leader Jyotiraditya Scindia leaves from his residenceSeveral Dalits, backward caste members are being made ministers. They are doing it from the point of polls: Cong MP Mallikarjun Kharge on Cabinet expansion

Several Dalits, backward caste members are being made ministers. They are doing it from the point of polls. This is being done to distract people. They are not doing this for welfare of communities but because of their compulsion, said Cong MP Mallikarjun Kharge on Cabinet expansion.

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Here's what we know about the Cabinet expansion

As many as 43 new members are all set to be sworn in this evening in Prime Minister Modi's new cabinet which will be one of the most inclusive with record representation of SC, ST members.

It is learnt from reliable sources that post-expansion, there will be 12 members from the SC community, including two in the cabinet; eight members will be from Scheduled tribes in the council of ministers out of which three will be in the cabinet.

After cabinet expansion, the Modi government is expected to have 27 OBC leaders out of which five will be in the cabinet.

Sources further informed that there will be a substantial increase in the number of professionals in the cabinet.

"Post expansion there will be 13 lawyers, six doctors, five engineers, and seven civil servants in total," the sources said.

As reported by ANI yesterday, there will be a special focus on bringing down the average age of the Modi cabinet, post-expansion there will be 14 ministers below the age of 50, and six will be in the cabinet.

To bring in the administrative and federal experience of governance, 39 former MLAs and four former Chief Minister's will be part of the expanded cabinet Leaders from minority communities will also find greater representation after rejig.

It is learned that one member each from Christian, Muslim, and Sikh communities and two Buddhists to be included.

After expansion, it is learnt that there will also be five ministers from North East India in total.

Meanwhile, Labour Minister Santosh Gangwar and Education Minister Dr Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank have resigned from the Union Cabinet, ahead of Cabinet expansion.

From Dr Harsh Vardhan to Ramesh Pokhriyal - Slew of resignations ahead of Cabinet reshuffle

There has also been a slew of resignations over the last few hours. While the list of resignations is a developing story, here is who we know of thus far.

  • Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan

  • Labour Minister Santosh Gangwar

  • Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank

  • Minister for chemical and fertilizers Sadananda Gowda

  • MoS for Human Resources Development Sanjay Shamrao Dhotre

  • MoS Woman and Child Development Debasree Chaudhuri

  • Minister of State for Jal Shakti Ratan Lal Kataria

  • MoS Animal Husbandry, Dairying and Fisheries Pratap Sarangi

  • Union minister of state Babul Supriyo

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Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan resigns

Union Minister for Youth Affairs and Sports Kiren Rijiju, Minister of State for Ports, Shipping and Waterways, Mansukh Mandviya and Power Minister R K Singh may also be promoted

Governor-designate of Karnataka, Thaawarchand Gehlot, submitted his resignation from the membership of Rajya Sabha, to Rajya Sabha Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu. The Chairman accepted his resignation

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Labour minister Santosh Gangwar, Minister of Chemicals and Fertilizers Sadanand Gowda, MoS Woman & Child Development Debasree Chaudhuri resign

Four former chief ministers,18 ex-state ministers, 23 experienced MPs and 39 ex-MLAs to be in Union Cabinet. 

Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank resigns from the Cabinet, allegedly on health grounds

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List of leaders at PM's residence

Jyotiraditya Scindia, Sarbananda Sonowal, Bhupender Yadav, Anurag Thakur, Meenakshi Lekhi, Anupriya Patel, Ajay Bhatt, Shobha Karandjale, Sunita Dugga, Bharati Pawar, Santanu Thakur, Narayan Rane, Kapil Patil, Pashupati Paras, RCP Singh, G Krishan Reddy, Parshottam Rupala

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Former Maharashtra CM Narayan Rane, Nandurbar MP Heena Gavit ,Pritam Munde, Lok Sabha MP from Beed and Kapil Patil, Lok Sabha MP from Bhiwandi, Maharashtra among the list of inclusions.

The new cabinet will have 8 ST, 12 SC, 27 OBC ministers 4 from Maha 1 Muslim, 1 Christian, 1 Sikh, 1 Buddhist and   11 women ministers. Average age of Council is 58 years

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