Following the loss of life of LJP chief and Union minister Ram Vilas Paswan, Ramdas Athawale of Republican Celebration of India (RPI) is the lone member from the BJP allies within the NDA authorities on the Centre. Nevertheless, there isn’t a illustration from BJP allies within the Union Cupboard. Athawale is Minister of State for Social Justice and Empowerment.
Arvind Sawant (Shiv Sena), Harsimrat Kaur Badal (Shiromani Akali Dal) and Ram Vilas Paswan (Lok Janshakti Celebration) had been from the BJP-led NDA alliance within the Union Cupboard when the Modi 2.zero authorities returned to energy in 2019 following Lok Sabha elections.
Whereas the Shiv Sena give up the NDA in late 2019, SAD left the alliance just lately over farm payments. One other key NDA ally, the JD (U) had stored itself out of the federal government.
Moreover Prime Minister Modi, a complete of 57 ministers — 24 Cupboard, 9 Ministers of State (with Impartial cost) and 24 Ministers of State — had taken oath as members of the Union Council of Ministers on Might 30, 2019. Following the resignations of Sawant and Badal and the loss of life of Paswan, there are 21 Cupboard ministers.
With the current loss of life of Minister of State for Railways Suresh Angadi, the variety of ministers of state has additionally come right down to 23.
As per the Structure, the full variety of Union ministers, together with the Prime Minister shall not exceed 15 per cent of the full variety of members within the Lok Sabha. PM Narendra Modi can have as many as 80 ministers within the 543-member Lok Sabha.