Thursday, 29 September, 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


Congress leader Rahul Gandhi and Yogendra Yadav at the Bharat Jodo Yatra | YogendraYadav/Facebook

‘Congress must die’, I said in 2019. What I meant then, and what’s changed now

At this juncture in history, you don't hold on to grudges. Following Paul Samuelson, I ask everyone: 'When the situation changes, I change my assessment. What about you, sir?'
European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen and EU Foreign Policy Chief Josep Borrell address the media on the Ukraine crisis in Brussels, Belgium, on 28 September 2022 | Yves Herman/Reuters

Oil price cap to blacklistings — EU slaps new ‘biting’ sanctions on Russia over Ukraine

Ursula von der Leyen, who proposed the fresh sanctions said the European Union is 'determined' to make Russia pay the price for the further escalation with Ukraine.


File image of Lieutenant General Anil Chauhan Twitter@adgpi

Centre appoints ‘China expert’ Lt Gen Anil Chauhan as new CDS

Lt Gen Chauhan retired as the Eastern Army Commander on 31 May, 2021. Prior to that, he was the Director General of Military Operations during the Balakot air strike in 2019.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

AAP’s filling a big vacuum in Indian politics. Question is how long it can sustain without ideology

If you find admiration for AAP qualified, if not muted among many of the Modi-BJP’s critics, it is because they question it for its lack of ideological clarity. Especially on secularism.