Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s new cabinet has it all, plus a little more: high-profile resignations, unexpected arrivals, and a focus on election-year states.
With an average age of 56, Team Modi 2.0 also claims to be the “youngest-ever.”
The youngest of the 36 new ministers is Nisith Pramanik, who is 35 years old, and the oldest is 69 years old.
There are five ministers over the age of 65 and none over the age of 70.
Shantanu Thakur (38), Anupriya Patel (40), Bharati Pravin Pawar (42), and John Barla are among the younger members of the group (45).
Compared to 12 important exits of leaders such as Ravi Shankar Prasad, Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’, Prakash Javadekar and Harsh Vardhan, the difference in the average ages is eight years. The average age of those who resigned is 64, with the youngest at 50 years and the eldest at 73. There were eight people above 65, while three were above 70.
PM Modi’s Council of Ministers has been rearranged for the first time since he took office for a second term in May 2019. The prime minister is likely to take on the challenges of unemployment and a poor skills, particularly as the Covid-19 pandemic rages.