List of ministers to be sworn into Rajasthan cabinet releasedtext_fields
The Rajasthan Chief Minister's Office on Saturday released a list of ministers to be sworn in as cabinet ministers on Sunday at 4 pm. All ministers had resigned en masse earlier in the day. However, suspense remains as to who all have been dropped from the cabinet.
Hemaram Chaudhary, Ramesh Meena and Vishvendra Singh, from former deputy chief minister Sachin Pilot's camp, are on the list of new cabinet ministers to be sworn in. Chaudhary had submitted his resignation a few months ago alleging that the state government is paying no heed to his demands as MLA. Meena and Singh, meanwhile, were removed from their cabinet portfolios last year after the rebellion by the Pilot camp. They are being reabsorbed as per Pilot's demand. Brijendra Singh Ola, an MLA from Pilot's camp, has also been included as Minister of state.
Ministers Mamta Bhupesh, Bhajanlal Java and Tikaram Juli have been elevated to cabinet ranks. Other new faces include Mahendra Singh Malviya, Ramlal Jaat, Mahesh Joshi, Govindram Meghwal and Shakuntala Meghwal, while the ministers of state include Jahida Khan, Murarilal Meena and Rajendra Guda. Rajendra Guda is a former BSP leader who then jumped ship to join the Congress along with five other MLAs.
Nine positions are vacant in Gehlot's cabinet. With the resignation of state education minister Govind Singh Dotasra, Health minister Raghu Sharma and revenue minister Harish Chaudhary, the total vacant positions have increased to 12.
The list of ministers to be sworn in includes 15 names, of which 11 are state ministers and the other four ministers of state.
Who will be dropped to balance the Gehlot and Pilot camp shall be seen later today.