After cabinet rejig, Modi calls for first union cabinet meeting on Sep 12
After the cabinet reshuffle, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday called for first union cabinet meeting on September 12 at 4:15 pm.
The third cabinet reshuffle has seen nine new faces. Nine ministers - Shiv Pratap Shukla, Ashwini Kumar Choubey, Virendra Kumar, Anantkumar Hegde, Raj Kumar Singh, Hardeep Singh Puri, Gajendra Singh Shekhawat, Satya Pal Singh and Alphons Kannanthanam were inducted into Cabinet. This is quite possibly the last reshuffle before the 2019 parliamentary elections.
The first cabinet had a number of hard-core politicians who may not necessarily have been suited to the portfolios they were assigned. However, three years after Modi was elected on an overwhelming mandate, the government likely does not have any elbow room left. It's perform or perish - for Modi's ministers and for Modi himself.