Sunday, 3 July, 2022
TopicCabinet expansion

Topic: cabinet expansion

No Sushil Modi, RS Prasad out — Why Team Modi has no room for Bihar BJP’s old guard

Bihar BJP leaders who called the shots between 1995 and 2020 are increasingly being made irrelevant. In the cabinet expansion, two leaders were dropped, one was excluded.

Eye on social engineering, state and LS polls as Team Modi gets record OBC, SC faces

With 36 fresh faces, Team Modi now has 27 OBC, 12 Dalit and 8 tribal ministers. The remaining 30 belong to the so-called upper caste category.

Caste equations take centre stage as 7 from UP make it to Team Modi ahead of assembly polls

Of the seven newly inducted ministers from Uttar Pradesh, three are OBCs, three are Dalits. The 7th is a Brahmin, and the choice has surprised many.

Harsh Vardhan, ‘missing’ from Covid fight, resigns as health minister amid Modi cabinet reshuffle

Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan chaired the GoM on Covid-19, but was missing at critical points, such as when cases in Delhi peaked, with Amit Shah stepping in to take action.

BJP’s Shahnawaz Hussain inducted into Nitish Kumar cabinet

Apart from Hussain, JD(U) leaders Sanjay Kumar Jha, Shravan Kumar, Lesi Singh and Madan Sahni, and BJP's Pramod Kumar were also sworn in, in the much-awaited cabinet expansion.

How Nitish is bargaining hard with BJP over both Bihar and Union cabinet expansions

JD(U) has demanded two berths in the Union cabinet & as many MoS positions. In 2019, Nitish had rejected BJP’s offer of ‘symbolic representation’ in the Union cabinet.

BJP MLAs claim Yediyurappa was blackmailed, rebel against latest Karnataka cabinet expansion

Days after cabinet expansion, about a dozen MLAs claim Yediyurappa was 'blackmailed with a sleazy CD'. Karnataka CM says rebel MLAs can take issue up with BJP high command.

With ‘rebels’ & loyalists in cabinet, Yediyurappa cements his place, quells dissent in BJP

BJP leaders say B.S. Yediyurappa was anyway safe as the chief minister as the party has no other leader of his stature as of now in the state.

Nitish and Yediyurappa — CMs waiting endlessly for Modi-Shah nod on cabinet expansion

BJP leaders say the high command isn’t accelerating the process of cabinet expansion in Bihar and Karnataka as there’s no imminent election in the states.

‘You no longer call the shots’ — Chouhan’s mini cabinet expansion a ‘message’ to Scindia

Two Scindia loyalists have been re-inducted into the MP cabinet after bypolls, but 4 berths, including 3 held by ex-Congress MLAs who lost, have been left vacant.

On Camera


Kanhaiya Lal Teli’s body being taken for last rites in Udaipur on 29 June 2022 | Photo: ThePrint | Manisha Mondal

India’s blasphemy beheadings have a new audience—and they’re sitting behind smartphones

Videos on social media have become a key feature of blasphemy killings. Each inspires communal competitors to stage a more macabre act of revenge.
The Reserve Bank of India logo | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

RBI intervenes with multi-pronged strategy in battle against rupee fall

The Reserve Bank’s challenges include crashes in forward dollar premiums to rising open interest in futures that adds to pressure on the currency.


File photo of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Egyptian president Abdel Fattah Al Sisi on the latter's first visit to India | Photo: Twitter/@narendramodi

India and Egypt work towards building strategic relationship with focus on defence & security

From holding joint military exercises to exporting wheat as Russia and Ukraine stop supplies, New Delhi and Cairo are redrawing their relationship as geopolitical tensions rise.    

Moral, political & ideological questions on Maharashtra: 1st is simplest to answer, 3rd trickiest

What is Shiv Sena’s ideology? We might say it’s been a convenient mix of extreme ethnic chauvinism & unforgiving Hindutva. Within the second, the party retained space to manoeuvre.