05 Jul 2016
New Delhi: Vijay Goel's inclusion in the Union Council of Ministers marks a comeback of sorts for the leader after BJP virtually removed him from Delhi, where he once hoped to be the Chief Ministerial face, and sent him to the Rajya Sabha from Rajasthan.
04 Jul 2016
New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi today carried out a major expansion of his Council of Ministers, inducting 19 new faces, including several Dalit and OBC leaders as well as from poll-bound states like UP.
28 Jan 2014
New Delhi: Kumari Selja, who has been nominated as a candidate in the Rajya Sabha elections, has quit the Union Council of Ministers to work for Congress.
09 Nov 2014
New Delhi: Kerala, which rejected BJP in the Lok Sabha elections, does not have any representation in the Union Council of Ministers even after its expansion on Sunday.
06 Jul 2016
New Delhi: High profile Smriti Irani was tonight shifted from the key HRD Ministry to less significant Textiles portfolio and replaced by the newly elevated Cabinet Minister Prakash Javadekar after an expansion of the Union Council of Ministers and reshuffle in which Finance Minister Arun Jaitley shed the additional I and B portfolio.
02 Nov 2012
There seems to be no end to re-allocation of portfolios even after Sunday's major cabinet reshuffle with S Jagathrakshakan of DMK on Friday being given the portfolio of Minister of State for Commerce and Industry.
29 Oct 2012
Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal on Sunday dubbed the reshuffle in the Union council of ministers as a "cosmetic face change exercise" and said it would hardly save Congress from decimation in the 2014 Lok Sabha elections.
09 Nov 2014
New Delhi: A pilot-cum-politician, Rajiv Pratap Rudy returns to the Union Council of Ministers riding on BJP's success in the assembly polls in Maharashtra after the articulate leader played a key role in the party's victory in the politically crucial state.
07 Nov 2014
Panaji: The BJP is likely to shortlist three names as possible successor of Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar, who is likely to be inducted into the Union Council of Ministers, a senior party leader said Friday.
06 Nov 2014
Mumbai: Amid the continuing uncertainty over Shiv Sena's participation in the BJP-led government in Maharashtra, the party on Thursday said two of its MPs would be inducted into the Union Council of Ministers when Prime Minister Narendra Modi expands it on Sunday.