New Delhi/Jaipur2 hours agoWriter: Mukesh Kaushik
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Rahul Kaswan and Arjun Meghwal
- Cabinet expansion will happen today, portfolios of many ministers will be changed
The blueprint for the major reshuffle in the cabinet of Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been prepared. The entry of 37-year-old Rahul Kaswan and Chittorgarh MP CP Joshi, the youngest MP from Churu, is almost certain in the Modi cabinet. However, CP Joshi says that till late night he did not get a call from Delhi. On the other hand, Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs Arjun Ram Meghwal can be promoted from Rajasthan.
New ministers can take oath on Wednesday evening. Sources claim that this will be the youngest cabinet ever after the change. According to sources, some veteran leaders can be sent from the government to the organization. He will be entrusted with the responsibility of those states including Uttar Pradesh-Punjab, where elections are to be held in 8 to 12 months. Meanwhile, several leaders including Rajya Sabha member Jyotiraditya Scindia from MP, Narayan Rane of Maharashtra and former Assam CM Sarbananda Sonowal have reached Delhi.
Sources are telling that changes are possible in the Ministry of Women and Child Development and the Ministry of Finance. At the same time, Anurag Thakur, Arjun Ram Meghwal can be promoted.
Just before the cabinet expansion, to realize the vision of ‘Sahakar Se Prosperity’, for the first time ‘Ministry of Cooperation’ was carved out of the Ministry of Agriculture. It will provide a separate administrative, legal and policy framework to strengthen the cooperative movement.
The churning continued till late evening at Nadda’s house
BJP Organization Minister BL Santosh arrived at 5:30 pm to meet BJP President JP Nadda, who returned from Himachal to Delhi on Tuesday afternoon. Santosh also met Defense Minister Rajnath Singh and former Rajasthan CM Vasundhara Raje. At the same time, the names of BJP MP S Thakur from Bengal, A Narayanasamy from Karnataka, RR Singh from Manipur, Sakaldeep Rajbhar from UP, Anil Baluni, Sudhanshu Trivedi, Sushil Modi, Ashwini Vaishnav, GVL Narasimha Rao are also in discussion for the post of minister.
Youngest cabinet ever…
The average age of the Modi-2.0 cabinet is currently 60 years
The average age of Modi-2.0 ministers is 60 years. When the government was formed in the year 2019, Smriti Irani (44) was the youngest and Ram Vilas Paswan (73) was the oldest minister. The average age of the Modi-1 cabinet was 59.6 years. Then Najma Heptulla (74) was the oldest and Irani (38) was the youngest minister. At the same time, the average age of the Manmohan Singh-led UPA-2 cabinet was 55 years. The eldest was SM Krishna (77) and the youngest was Agatha Sangma (28).
Names of 3 former CMs including Fadnavis-Tirth, new leader in Upper House too
Former Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis and former Uttarakhand CM Trivendra Singh or Tirath Singh Rawat can become ministers. Rajya Sabha member Bhupendra Yadav can be made the leader of the house and cabinet minister. The portfolios of Hardeep Singh Puri and Narendra Singh Tomar may be few.