Veerappa Moily, Union minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas, has been given additional charge as MoS for Forests and Environment. Reportedly, Rahul Gandhi wanted Jayanthi Natarajan to work for the party ahead of the elections. President Pranab Mukherjee has accepted her resignation.
More ministers to quit?
Sources say that several other ministers are also planning to quit for party work ahead of the polls. Congress party is going through a major organisational rejig ahead of the Lok Sabha polls. Rahul Gandhi, who is heading the party's poll campaign, has reportedly asked minister like RPN Singh, Jairam Ramesh and Sachin Pilot to quit cabinet and work for the party. Senior ministers like P Chidambaram and AK Antony will remain in the cabinet.