UP, Gujarat, Maharashtra: Election preparations seen in PM Modi’s cabinet expansion

New Delhi, 7/7 (AO Bureau): There was a major reshuffle in the cabinet of the Modi Government at the Center on Wednesday. There has been a reshuffle for 43 ministers in the central government. New faces, people from different castes, regions have been included. Resignations of many ministers have been taken. The election strategy is also visible in the reshuffle of Prime Minister Modi’s cabinet.

First of all, the most populous state of the country, Uttar Pradesh. Assembly elections are to be held in Uttar Pradesh within the next seven months. In view of UP, many faces are visible in this reshuffle. Till now no Dalit MP of UP was made a minister. Just before the UP elections, this community has been given a big share. Like the backward community, three ministers each from the Dalit community are being included in the cabinet.

SP Singh Baghel from Agra, Bhanu Pratap Singh Verma from Jalaun and Kaushal Kishor from Mohanlalganj seat of Lucknow are all from the Dalit community. At the same time, to bridge the so-called resentment of Brahmins, BJP has given ministerial post to another Brahmin face. Along with Chandauli MP Mahendranath Pandey, now Lakhimpur Kheri MP Ajay Mishra will also be a minister.

Apart from this, Anupriya Singh Patel, leader of Apna Dal, an ally in Uttar Pradesh, has also been given a place in the cabinet. Anpriya Singh’s party Apna Dal is considered to have a good hold in the Patel community of the state. Apart from this, Pankaj Chaudhary and BL Verma have also been given a place to engage OBC voters.

All eyes on Gujarat
At the same time, there are 7 ministers in the cabinet from the home state of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. These include Home Minister Amit Shah and External Affairs Minister S. Jashankar is also included. Let us tell you that S. Jaishankar is a Rajya Sabha MP from Gujarat. Purushottam Rupala and Mansukh Mandaviya have also been promoted and made cabinet ministers. Apart from this, Darshan Jardosh, Munjpara Mahendra Bhai and Daewoo Singh Chauhan have also been given place. Assembly elections are also due in Gujarat next year. In the last assembly elections, the Congress had performed better in the state and the BJP somehow managed to touch the majority mark. It is believed that an attempt has been made to create political equations in Gujarat by giving place to Gujarati ministers in the cabinet.

Trying to balance political equation in Maharashtra, keep an eye on BMC too
Apart from this, many leaders from Maharashtra have also been given a place in the cabinet. The most prominent name among them is that of Narayan Rane. Narayan Rane is a strong leader in Maharashtra politics. BMC elections are to be held next year. In such a situation, the party will use his influence in the BMC elections to woo the party voters. Along with this, place has also been given to Dr. Bharti Pawar, Kapil Patil and Bhagwat Karad to bring caste equation from the state.

West Bengal still in focus
West Bengal assembly elections are over but seeing the cabinet reshuffle, it seems that the state still remains in the focus of BJP. This is the reason that four leaders from the state have been given a place in the cabinet. Among these leaders are Nishith Pramanik, John Barala, Shantanu Thakur, Subhash Sarkar. Shantanu Thakur comes from the Matua community, which is considered a voter of BJP. Apart from these, John Barala is a tribal leader. Looking at the place in the cabinet given to the leaders from the state, it seems that the preparations for the 2024 elections have already started.

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