Can you read between the lines the exit of HarshaVardhan,Ravishankar PrasadThe most surprising element in today's Cabinet reshuffle in the Central Government was not any inclusion, but the exclusion of HarshVardhan,Ravi Shanlkar Prasad and Javadekar. Frankly, I never imagined such happenings.
Will it not give a message that they were not up to the mark and did not handle their departments well? The PM has the prerogative to include or remove anyone from his ministerial team. When such removal occurs at a normal cold routine time, it will be taken as a routine exercise due to political needs and adjustments. However even without expanding the cabinet all through this time even when exigencies existed, and removing someone at a very critical time, definitely it is to send some message.
In the exit of Harsh Vardhan and Ravi Shankar Prasad also this may be happening. Recently Subramaniam Swamy wanted the health minister to be removed and he openly recommended Nitin Gadkari's name.Similarly Ravi Shankar Prasad is exiting when Twitter is challenging the government. I am still not able to understand why Javadekar resigned. In the coming days, they may be given some party positions and spokesmen may justify all these. But as of now, it may appear Modi has succumbed to external pressure. Of course similar shuffles and resignations occurred during Indira Gandhi and Rajiv Gandhi's time too. That time also it was doubted as external pressure. Seems history repeats itself.
When Smt K K Shailaja former health minister of Kerala was not given continuity in the second Pinarayi cabinet people were surprised and media was full of that discussion for many days. But then the party had some justifiable stand.
The effects of today's cabinet shuffle, we have to wait and see, and probably media will give more bytes for us to bite. Let us hope everything leads to positive results.