Before the first cabinet reshuffle and expansion of Narendra Modi 2.0, the Congress has taunted the Center that it is not going to be an expansion of the cabinet but the hunger for power. Congress chief spokesperson Randeep Surjewala said that if there was a cabinet expansion on the basis of performance, then many key ministers would have resigned first. He has questioned that when will the Prime Minister’s appraisal of ‘turning away from responsibility’ in the Corona epidemic? The Prime Minister cannot get rid of himself by making only the Health Minister as a scapegoat.
Surjewala, in a series of tweets after another, alleged that the performance of the Health Minister, Agriculture Minister, Defense Minister, Home Minister, Finance Minister and Petroleum Minister has failed, so they should be removed. Incidentally, shortly after his tweet, Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan resigned from the cabinet.
The Congress spokesperson said that the Health Minister for not handling the Corona crisis properly, the Agriculture Minister for disputed agricultural laws, the Defense Minister due to the audacity of ‘Chinese occupation of India’s land’, about the increase in extremism and Naxalism. The Home Minister, the Finance Minister for economic plight and unemployment and the Petroleum Minister should be removed for the inflation of petrol and diesel.
Surjewala has termed the expansion and reshuffle of the Council of Ministers before the second term of Prime Minister Narendra Modi as the compulsion of the BJP. He said that for the desperation of defeat in Bengal, some would be given posts and in Madhya Pradesh the reward for ‘power deals’ would be given. Here Jyotiraditya Scindia, who left Congress and joined BJP, was on his target. Surjewala said that in the name of cabinet expansion, the ‘Modi-Yogi rift’ would be covered up, some regional parties’ pulses would be smelt in view of the UP elections.