Cabinet Expansion

  • Another JD(U) spokesperson quits after cabinet expansion June 4, 2014

    Crisis in Bihar's ruling JD(U) on Wednesday deepened with Sanjay Singh, another legislator unhappy over his ouster from the council of ministers, resigning from the post of party spokesperson. He is the second person after legislator Neeraj Kumar quit as party spokesperson two days ago. Both are considered close to former...
  • Maharashtra Cabinet expansion: Narayan Rane upset with CM Chavan, say sources June 2, 2014

    Mumbai: Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan's decision to expand the Cabinet by inducting Congress leaders Amit Deshmukh and Abdul Sattar has reportedly not gone down well with state Minister Narayan Rane. Rane, the Industries Minister in Maharashtra Cabinet is upset with Chavan, say sources. He has also conveyed his unhappiness over...
  • Amit Deshmukh, Abdul Sattar sworn in as ministers in Maharashtra Cabinet June 2, 2014

    Mumbai: The Maharashtra Cabinet was expanded on Monday as late Vilasrao Deshmukh's son Amit and Abdul Sattar of the Congress sworn-in as ministers in the Prithviraj Chavan government. This is the second expansion of the Chavan cabinet in recent days. Earlier, the NCP's Jitendra Awhad was inducted as well. The state...
  • Maharashtra Cabinet expansion put on hold June 1, 2014

    Mumbai: The Maharashtra government has deffered its decision to expand the state Cabinet. The Cabinet expansion to include three Congress leaders was scheduled to take place this evening. With Assembly elections slated for later this year, Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan had decided to expand his ministry after the Congress faced a...
  • Tainted Kataria, Rathore among 12 ministers inducted by Raje December 20, 2013

    The seven-day-old Vasundhra Raje ministry in Rajasthan was expanded on Friday with the induction of 12 BJP MLAs, two of them tainted in high-profile murder cases. Of those sworn in by Rajasthan Governor Margaret Alva in Raj Bhawan, nine are in the cabinet rank and the rest are Ministers of State with independent charges. G C...
  • Hemant Soren to expand his cabinet on Sunday August 3, 2013

    Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren will expand his cabinet tomorrow by inducting six ministers. Governor Syed Ahmed will administer the oath to Geetashree Oraon (Congress), Suresh Paswan (RJD), Simon Marandi, Champai Soren, Jaiprakash Bhai Patel and Hazi Hussain Ansari (all JMM), a Raj Bhavan top official said. Soren had taken oath along...
  • Karnataka: BSY for lion's share in Cabinet expansion May 7, 2012

    BANGALORE: Even as the news of Cabinet expansion is doing rounds, former chief minister B S Yeddyurappa and his followers are busy evolving strategies to ensure that their camp gets the maximum share in the expansion.Yeddyurappa and his supporters on Sunday held a meeting at the latter’s residence at Dollars...
  • Karnataka: BJP rejects DVS plea for Cabinet expansion April 17, 2012

    BANGALORE: Chief Minister D V Sadananda Gowda and state BJP president K S Eshwarappa on Monday returned empty handed from Delhi with the party high command showing a red signal for Cabinet expansion till former chief minister B S Yeddyurappa’s fate is decided by the Supreme Court in the illegal...
  • Kerala CM Oommen Chandy adds 2 ministers April 12, 2012

    Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy on Thursday added two more ministers to his cabinet, taking the total strength to 21. M. Ali, 60, of the Indian Union Muslim League (IUML), and Anup Jacob, 34, who became a legislator last month after stepping into the shoes of his father, Kerala...
  • New Maldivian President expands cabinet today February 12, 2012

    Male: New Maldivian President Mohammed Waheed Hassan expanded his cabinet on Sunday amid the ongoing crisis in the island nation. The expansion includes two key players from former dictator Gayoom's administration. The new President has inducted seven new ministers in his cabinet but the post of vice president has been kept...
  • Maldives crisis: Nasheed upset with India, US February 12, 2012

    New Delhi: Former president Mohammed Nasheed hit out at India in an exclusive interview to CNN-IBN. Nasheed said he is disappointed with India's reaction to the mutiny in his country and hopes that it would change its course soon. Nasheed said that he was forced to step down at gunpoint. He...
  • Major Cabinet expansion in Maldives today February 12, 2012

    Male: Maldives new President Mohammed Waheed Hassan is set to conduct a major Cabinet expansion on Sunday, even as his deposed predecessor Mohammed Nasheed postponed his scheduled visit to his power centre Addu, where his supporters had alleged a violent crackdown. Government sources said a major Cabinet expansion will take place...
  • PM picks more ministers; team grows to 78 May 27, 2009

    New Delhi: Former chief ministers Vilasrao Deshmukh, Vir Bhadra Singh and Farooq Abdullah were among the 14 politicians who were named as Cabinet ministers in the second list released on Wednesday. DMK leaders Dayanidhi Maran, A Raja and M K Azhagiri will join the Manmohan Singh government as Cabinet ministers...