Dr. Harsh Vardhan, Prakash Javadekar and Ravi Shankar Prasad dropped
New Delhi: Dr. Harsh Vardhan, Prakash Javadekar and Ravi Shankar Prasad along with 9 other ministers have resigned from the union council of ministers. 15 cabinet rank ministers and 28 minister of states are being sworn in in the oath taking ceremony underway at the Rashtrapati Bhavan.
The President of India, as advised by the Prime Minister, has accepted the resignation of the following members of the Council of Ministers, with immediate effect. The ministers that have resigned include D.V. Sadananda Gowda, Ravi Shankar Prasad, Thaawarchand Gehlot, Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’, Dr. Harsah Vardhan, Prakash Javadekar, Santosh Kumar Gangwar, Babul Supriyo, Dhotre Sanjay Shamrao, Rattan Lal Kataria, Pratap Chandra Sarangi and Debasree Chaudhuri.
Those who have been sworn in as the cabinet ministers include: 1. Shri Narayan Tatu Rane 2. Shri Sarbananda Sonowal 3. Dr. Virendra Kumar 4. Shri Jyotiraditya M Scindia 5. Shri Ramchandra Prasad Singh 6. Shri Ashwini Vaishnaw 7. Shri Pashu Pati Kumar Paras 8. Shri Kiren Rijiju 9. Shri Raj Kumar Singh 10. Shri Hardeep Singh Puri 11. Shri Mansukh Mandaviya 12. Shri Bhupender Yadav 13. Shri Parshottam Rupala 14. Shri G. Kishan Reddy 15. Shri Anurag Singh Thakur.
Those who have been included as ministers of state include: 1. Shri Pankaj Choudhary 2. Smt. Anupriya Singh Patel 3. Dr. Satya Pal Singh Baghel 4. Shri Rajeev Chandrasekhar 5. Sushri Shobha Karandlaje 6. Shri Bhanu Pratap Singh Verma 7. Smt. Darshana Vikram Jardosh 8. Smt. Meenakshi Lekhi 9. Smt. Annpurna Devi 10. Shri A. Narayanaswamy 11. Shri Kaushal Kishore 12. Shri Ajay Bhatt 13. Shri B. L. Verma 14. Shri Ajay Kumar 15. Shri Chauhan Devusinh 16. Shri Bhagwanth Khuba 17. Shri Kapil Moreshwar Patil 18. Sushri Pratima Bhoumik 19. Dr. Subhas Sarkar 20. Dr. Bhagwat Kishanrao Karad 21. Dr. Rajkumar Ranjan Singh 22. Dr. Bharati Pravin Pawar 23. Shri Bishweswar Tudu 24. Shri Shantanu Thakur 25. Dr. Munjapara Mahendrabhai 26. Shri John Barla 27. Dr. L. Murugan 28. Shri Nisith Pramanik
The President administered the oath of office and secrecy to the above members of the Council of Ministers at a ceremony held in the Rashtrapati Bhavan, today.