Nagpur (Maharashtra) [India]: Union Minister Nitin Gadkari on Saturday refused to comment on speculation that he was being shifted to railways, saying it was the Prime Minister’s prerogative to induct and drop ministers.
Speaking to ANI, Gadkari said “It is Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s prerogative to decide who should be given what responsibility. He is the one to decide on tomorrow’s Cabinet reshuffle”.
Prime Minister Modi is all set to rejig his Cabinet before leaving for China to attend BRICS Summit.
PM Modi is to expand his Council by inducting nine new Ministers. These are: Shiv Pratap Shukla, Ashwini Kumar Choubey, Virendra Kumar (SC), Anantkumar Hegde, Raj Kumar Singh, HardeepSingh Puri, Gajendra Singh Shekhawat, Satya Pal Singh, and Alphons Kannanthanam.
The new Ministers come from varied walks of life, bringing in their unique professional perspective and proficiency to the Council. Many of them also bring rich administrative and governance experience.
The oath-taking ceremony will be held at the Rashtrapati Bhawan and has been scheduled for 10 a.m. (ANI)