As of now, Prime Minister Narendra Modi is addressing 43 leaders who will assume office as ministers in the newly expanded cabinet. The leaders take oath at a ceremony at Rashtrapati Bhavan at 6 pm.
In the reshuffling process, 12 ministers submitted their resignations. Some big names, including Chemical and Fertilizer Minister DV Sadanand Gowda, Health Minister Dr Harshavardhan, Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank, Babul Supriyo, Minister of State for Environment, Forest and Climate Change and eight others.
The new ministers are: Narayan Rane, Jyotiraditya Scindia, Ramchandra Prasad Singh, Raj Kumar Singh
Hardeep Singh Puri, Mansukh Mandaviya, Bhupender Yadav, Parshottam Rupala, Sarbananda Sonowal
Dr Virendra Kumar, Ashwini Vaishnaw, G. Kishan Reddy, Anurag Singh Thakur, Bishweswar Tudu
Shantanu Thakur, Manjupara Mahendrabhai, John Barla, L. Murugan, Nisith Pramanik, Pashu Pati Kumar Paras, Kiren Rijiju, Rajeev Chandrasekhar, A Narayanaswamy, Kaushal Kishore, Ajay Bhatt, B. L Verma
Ajay Kumar, Chauhan Devusinh, Bhagwanth Khuba, Kapil Moreshwar Patil, Pratima Bhowmik, Shobha Karandlaje, Bhanu Pratap Singh Verma, Darshana Vikram Jardosh , Pankaj Choudhary, Anupriya Singh Patel, Satya Pal Singh Baghel, Subhas Sarkar, Bhagwat Kishanrao Karad, Rajkumar Ranjan Singh, Bharati Pravin Pawar and Meenakshi Lekhi.
The list of 43 new ministers that will take oath today also includes a few existing ministers like Kiren Rijiju, Hardeep Singh Puri, Anurag Thakur. The reason behind this is that these existing ministers are elevated as cabinet ministers from the ministers of state. When a minister of state is elevated to the cabinet rank, they need to take the oath again.
Prominent names from Karnataka include Udupi Chikkamagaluru MP Shobha Karandalaje. She was inducted in the place of DV Sadanand Gowda, who is also from coastal Karnataka and a Vokkaliga.