"Ten ministers are expected to resign as a result of the cabinet reshuffle, and more than 40 are expected to join."
At least ten ministers from the Council of Ministers have resigned ahead of the reshuffle scheduled for Wednesday evening. Four senior Cabinet members are among them. Thawar Chand Gehlot, the BJP's Rajya Sabha leader, has resigned from the Cabinet and the Rajya Sabha. He has been named Governor of Karnataka.
Harshavardhan, the Union Health Minister, has resigned, as has Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank, the Education Minister. Sadananda Gowda, former Karnataka Chief Minister and Minister for Chemicals and Fertilizers, has also resigned.Santosh Gangwar, Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Labour, Sanjay Shamrao Dhotre, Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Human Resources Development, Debasree Chaudhuri, Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Women and Child Development, Rattan Lal Kataria, Minister of State (Independent Charge) for MSMEs Pratap Chandra Sarangi, and Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Consumer Affairs Raosaheb Dadarao Gangwar was reportedly looking for a promotion to Cabinet rank.A dozen BJP MPs and senior leaders from NDA allies such as the JD(U), LJP, and Apna Dal arrived at the Prime Minister's residence on Wednesday to meet with Prime Minister Narendra Modi ahead of the Cabinet reshuffle scheduled for 6 p.m.BJP general secretary and senior MP Bhupender Yadav, former Assam Chief Minister Sarbanand Sonowal, Rajya Sabha MP and former minister in Manmohan Singh's Cabinet Jyotiraditya Scindia, former Maharashtra Chief Minister Narayan Rane, industrialist and politician Rajeev Chandrasekhar also met Modi at his residence, ostensibly on orders from the Prime Minister's Office