New Delhi: Union Information Technology Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad and Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar on Wednesday (July 7) pulled back from the Council of Ministers before the big extension of the Cabinet of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
The President of India has acknowledged the resignation of 12 members of the Council of Ministers including IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad, Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar, Health Minister Harsh Vardhan, Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank and others, an articulation released by Rashtrapati Bhavan said.
A senior chief of BJP, Ravi Shankar Prasad was maintaining three portfolios – Law and Justice, Electronics and Information Technology and Communications portfolios in the Government of India. He constitutes the Patna Sahib constituency.
Meanwhile, President Ram Nath Kovind, as suggested by the Prime Minister, has acknowledged the resignation of the following members of the Council of Ministers, with immediate effect. Take a look:
1. Shri D.V. Sadananda Gowda
2. Shri Ravi Shankar Prasad
3. Shri Thaawarchand Gehlot
4. Shri Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’
5. Dr. Harsh Vardhan
6. Shri Prakash Javadekar
7. Shri Santosh Kumar Gangwar
8. Shri Babul Supriyo
9. Shri Dhotre Sanjay Shamrao
10. Shri Rattan Lal Kataria
11. Shri Pratap Chandra Sarangi
PM Narendra Modi is stretching his Union Cabinet with a new batch of Council of Ministers, as many as 43 new ministers were named who will be entering on Wednesday evening at 6 pm. The names were appointed after congregating feedback from senior ministers and party leaders. Also, factors like caste, age, gender, education, experience etc have been taken into view.