When will these leaders become ministers?

Mon May 31 2021 08:36:07 GMT+0530 (IST)

The number of ministerial aspirants is growing by each passing day in the BJP. Unfortunately for them, Covid is turning out to be quite a dampener. With Covid situation turning critical, Modi is delaying the reorganization of his cabinet. As a result, the wait is turning out to be quite an ordeal for these aspirants.

Leading the pack is Jyotiraditya Scindia. He was promised a Rajya Sabha seat and a ministerial post if he joined the BJP. But, it has not happened even after one year. His wait is only getting longer. Another such leader is Susheel Modi. He was Bihar's deputy chief minister and had to move to the central politics at the behest of Modi. He has not been made a minister so far.

Assam's former CM Sarbananda Sonowal, who vacated his seat for Himanta Biswa Sharma, too needs to be rehabilitated. He would be inducted into the Central cabinet. Similar is the fate of Trivendra Singh Rawat, who was the CM of Uttaranchal. He needs to be honorably rehabilitated.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi was expected to do a rejig his cabinet last year itself. But, the exercise had to be put off due to the Covid pandemic. This year too, the same story is repeating and the government is busy battling the virus and is involved in ramping up the medical facilities.