In the second term of the Modi government, preparations for the first cabinet expansion are going on in full swing. For the past two days, the Prime Minister has been reviewing the work of different ministries by calling different ministers in groups. Home Minister Amit Shah and BJP President JP Nadda were also present in this meeting.
According to sources, the review of the work of the ministers at the PM’s residence has started from Thursday and till now the work has been reviewed from three groups. On the first day, Modi took information from Rameshwar Teli, VK Singh and some other ministers about the work done by their ministries. According to sources, these meetings lasted for more than five hours and several ministers also presented presentations of their ministries.
PM meets ministers of Agriculture, Rural Development, Animal Husbandry and Fisheries, Tribal Affairs, Urban Development, Culture, Statistics and Program Implementation, Civil Aviation, Railways, Food and Consumer Affairs, Jal Shakti, Petroleum, Steel and Environment Ministries for the meeting. called for. This round of review meeting will continue for the next few days.
Today it’s their turn
Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi, Dharmendra Pradhan, Hardeep Puri, Mahendranath Pandey, Gajendra Singh Shekhawat have been called to the PM residence on Saturday with the work done in their ministries.
Have talked to Apna Dal-Nishad Party
On Thursday, Home Minister Shah held a meeting with Apna Dal President Anupriya Patel and Nishad Party President Sanjay Nishad. This meeting was also seen as a preparation for the expansion of the cabinet. Party sources say that preliminary talks have also taken place with JDU in this regard. These parties will have detailed talks next week.
Waiting for extension for a long time
The cabinet expansion in the second term of the Modi government has been awaited for a long time. In March last year also, there was brainstorming on the expansion. Meanwhile, the expansion was postponed due to the knock of the Corona epidemic and later the assembly elections of five states. Significantly, in the second term, due to the resignation of former allies Shiv Sena and Akali Dal’s quota ministers, the untimely death of two ministers, the workload on many ministers is very high. Many ministers are handling the responsibility of three to four departments. Apart from this, with the withdrawal of Shiv Sena and Akali Dal from the NDA, the leadership of the allies in the present government has become symbolic. At present only RPI’s Ramdas Athawale is involved in the government as a minister of state. While not a single colleague having representation in the Lok Sabha has representation in the cabinet.
preparing for big change
The first expansion is gearing up for massive changes. Through this, along with ensuring the participation of allies, there are indications of many ministers being discharged. Apart from this, the portfolios of many ministers are also to be reshuffled.