As a result, 37 people were thrown out as compared to the old cabinet and 22 new faces were given a chance in the new cabinet. PM Modi has elected 57 ministers in his new cabinet. About a quarter of these ministers have been elected from three states of the country. These states are Maharashtra, Jharkhand and Haryana. A total of 13 ministers were elected from these three states out of 57.
Why were ministers made from these states?
This decision has been taken after hours of discussion between Modi-Shah. It is believed that this decision has been taken under a well thought out strategy. In fact, BJP has already started preparing for the next election. In fact, after Uttar Pradesh (9 ministers), Maharashtra (seven ministers) being elected the most ministers and Jharkhand and Haryana being given such prominence in the cabinet is being linked to the elections of these three states. In fact, the assembly elections of these three states are near. There are already BJP governments in all the three states. BJP will not want to lose these three states under any circumstances.
Nine ministers from UP and seven from Maharashtra
There are total 80 Lok Sabha seats in UP. The BJP has won 61 seats here and its ally Apna Dal (Sonelal) has won two seats. Then only nine ministers were elected from here. Whereas in Maharashtra, which has 48 Lok Sabha seats, BJP won 23 and ally Shiv Sena won 18 seats. But the high command included a total of seven ministers from here in the cabinet. Maharashtra assembly elections were held in 2014. Elections are likely to be held here this year.
Minister elected from Maharashtra
– Nitin Gadkari
– Piyush Goyal
– Arvind Sawant
– Raosaheb Danve
– Ramdas Athawale
– Sanjay Dhotre
– V Muraleedharan
– Prakash Javadekar
Trying to get the trio in Haryana
In Modi cabinet 2.0, three ministers have been elected from Haryana. Assembly elections in Haryana were held in 2014. Then BJP had registered a thumping victory. After this the government of Manohar Lal Khattar was formed. Assembly elections are likely to be held in Haryana later this year. Three ministers have been elected from this state with 10 Lok Sabha seats. BJP had made a clean sweep here in the Lok Sabha elections 2019.
Ministers elected from Haryana
– Rao Inderjeet Singh
– Ratanlal Kataria
– Krishnapal Gujjar
Ratan Lal Kataria
Opportunity to both tribal and non-tribal in Jharkhand
The politics of Jharkhand has two important axes, the tribal leader and the non-tribal leader. Raghubar Das was made the first non-tribal CM of Jharkhand after the BJP won the assembly elections in 2014. Now again there is a call for elections in this state. In such a situation, PM Modi has given a message to this faction by giving a place in the cabinet to Arjun Munda, who comes from the former CM and tribal community. While making Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi a part of the cabinet again, he has reiterated his commitment to the development of Jharkhand.
Minister elected from Jharkhand
– Arjun Munda
– Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi
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