Modi cabinet reshuffle live: Disgruntled Shiv Sena threatens to break alliance with BJP

Updated On : 03 Sep , 2017 , 02:44 PM
Reshuffle to see nine new faces (File images)
Reshuffle to see nine new faces (File images)
New Delhi:

Four junior ministers—Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi, Dharmendra Pradhan, Nirmala Sitharaman and Piyush Goyal were elevated to the Cabinet rank and nine fresh faces inducted as Ministers of State in a major rejig of his team by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday.

Disgruntled Shiv Sena termed the rejig as BJP's own reshuffle and not of NDA. JD(U) leader KC Tyagi has also termed the reshuffle as BJP's internal matter and refused to comment on it.

Main Opposition Congress said the reshuffle would do no good to the government as it's image has already tarnished and it would tough to rebuild it again.

Here are the updates:

# Here is the full list of ministers and who gets what:

# 01:50 PM: Piyush Goyal replaces Suresh Prabhu as Railway Minister.

# 01:45 PM: Nirmala Sitharaman becomes India's 2nd-second woman defence minister after Indira Gandhi.

# 12:40 PM: My programs were already fixed, I am not angry: Uma Bharti on not attending cabinet reshuffle oath ceremony

# 12:30 PM: Grateful to Buxar, Bhagalpur&entire India. Will work responsibly&never betray PM's trust: Ashwini Kumar Choubey after taking oath as Minister

# 12:15 PM: It was BJP's internal reshuffle and not NDA's, so we would not like to comment on it: KC Tyagi, JDU

# 12:00 PM: This cabinet reshuffle and the one before this were only BJP reshuffles not of NDA: Sanjay Raut, Shiv Sena

# 11:55 AM: Govt's image already tarnished. Whatever changes they make, it's tough to rebuild the image: Ghulam Nabi Azad, Congress

# 11:45 AM: They didn't even get invites (oath ceremony). One who leaves his people won't be taken in by others. It's Nitish Kumar's fate: Lalu Yadav

# 11: 40 AM: Arun Jaitley likely to remain as Defence Minister and Finance Minister.

# 11:35 AM: Thanks to all 13 Lacs+ rail family for their support, love, goodwill. I will always cherish these memories with me.Wishing u all a great life: Suresh Prabhu

# 11:00 AM: Former IAS officer Alphons Kannanthanam takes oath as minister of state.

# 10:57 AM: Hardeep Singh Puri, Gajendra Singh Shekhawat, and former Mumbai Police Commissioner Satyapal Singh take oath as MoS.

# 10: 54 AM: RK Singh takes oath as minister of state.

# 10: 50 AM: Anant Kumar Hegde, 5 time MP from Karnataka takes oath as MoS.

# 10: 47 AM: Ashwini Kumar Choubey, Shiv Pratap Shukla, Virendra Kumar take oath as MoS.

# 10:45 AM: Union Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi takes oath.

# 10: 43 AM: Union Minister Nirmala Sitharaman takes oath as a cabinet minister.

# 10:39 AM: Piyush Goyal is taking oath as a cabinet minister. 

# 10:37 AM: Dharmendra Pradhan is taking oath as a cabinet minister.

# 10:35 AM: National Anthem is being played at Rashtrapati Bhawan.

# 10:30 AM: PM Modi Amit Shah reached Rashtrapati Bhawan, Swearing-in ceremony to start shortly.

# 10:20 AM: Union Minister Uma Bharti not present at the oath taking ceremony, she is at an event in Varanasi, reports ANI.

#10:15 AM: Union Ministers Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi, Nirmala Sitharaman and Dharmendra Pradhan at Rashtrapati Bhavan, oath taking ceremony to begin shortly

#10:12 AM: Union Ministers Piyush Goyal and Narendra Singh Tomar at the oath taking ceremony in Rashtrapati Bhavan

#10:10 AM: Union Ministers Ravi Shankar Prasad and Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi at the Oath taking ceremony in Rashtrapati Bhavan 

#10:00 AM: BJP leaders including new ministers reached Rashtrapati Bhawan for oath taking ceremony.

#9:50 AM: BJP president Amit Shah is going to meet PM Modi at his official residence.

#9:47 AM: "Thrilled, I was not expecting this. Great surprise" KJ Alphons, BJP 

# 9:41 AM: "I am grateful to the PM for making me a part of his team" Hardeep Singh Puri, BJP 

# 8:56 AM: "Our National President had already made it clear, so no question of me or anyone from JDU joining cabinet" VN Singh, JDU 

#8:45 AM: "I thank the PM for expressing confidence in my ability. Portfolio has not been decided yet" Raj Kumar Singh.

#8:15 AM: The candidates are-- Ashwini Kumar Choubey, Shiv Pratap Shukla, Virendra Kumar Anantkumar Hegde, Raj Kumar Singh, Hardeep Singh Puri, Gajendra Singh Shekhawat, Satya Pal Singh, and Alphons Kannanthanam.

First Published : Sunday, September 03, 2017 08:03 AM
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