Modi Cabinet Overhaul: 12 Ministers Resign, Including 4 Heavyweights

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi sprung multiple surprises as one senior minister resigned after another ahead of the Cabinet reshuffle on Wednesday evening.

Among the ‘heavyweights’ from the Council of Ministers in Modi 2.0 government who put in their papers were IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad, Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar, Health Minister Harsh Vardhan and Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal.

Other ministers who tendered their resignation are Odisha’s Pratap Chandra Sarangi, DV Sadananda Gowda, Thaawarchand Gehlot, Santosh Kumar Gangwar, Babul Supriyo, Dhotre Sanjay Shamrao, Rattan Lal Kataria and Debasree Chaudhuri.

President Ram Nath Kovind accepted the resignation of all 12 ministers.

The new-look Council of ministers will be sworn in at Rashtrapati Bhavan. Of the 43 ministers to be sworn in, 36 will be newcomers.

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