During the first new Union Cabinet meeting, PM Narendra Modi told his ministers that their work should shine instead of them. As per the sources, PM Modi advised ministers to avoid making any unnecessary statements in the media.
A source privy to the meeting said, “The PM asked the new ministers to meet their predecessors and learn from their experience. He said those who no longer part of the Cabinet had made contributions and the newcomers can learn from them.”
On Wednesday, more than 10 ministers resigned ahead of the Cabinet reshuffle and expansion. The lists include Health Minister Harsh Vardhan, Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar, IT and Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad, and Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank.
Also, the PM asked all ministers to be punctual and reach their offices by 9.30 am. Talking about the Covid-19 situation, he said that images of people dropping their guards and flouting Covid protocols said as a cause for concern. However, the vaccination coverage and testing facilities offered regularly and no space for complacency and/or carelessness.
As per the New Agency PTI, the PM said that with there being fewer Covid-19 cases at present in comparison to recent months, people may want to venture out. However, everyone must remember that the threat of Covid-19 is far from over.