Resigned following party's order: Rajiv Pratap Rudy
Rudy said this while speaking to NDTV.
Revealing not much about the next assignment, Rudy told NDTV that he is waiting for further orders from the party.
Apart from Rudy, Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation minister Uma Bharti, Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh and minister of state Sanjeev Balyan had also resigned on Thursday.
According to some news reports, the ministers who had resigned may get organisational posts in the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).
In 2017, several top ministers resigned from the Modi government.
Manohar Parrikar resigned as the Defence minister to become the Goa chief minister.
Venkaiah Naidu also resigned from the Information and Broadcasting ministry and the central government as he became the President of India.
Presently, Arun Jaitley is handling the two portfolios, finance and defence ministries.
Speculations are going on that Minister for Road Transport and Highways and Shipping, Nitin Gadkari, might get an additional charge of Railway ministry after Suresh Prabhu offered to resign from his post following multiple train accidents in recent times. Earlier, Prabhu said he was asked by the PM Modi to wait.
Meanwhile, BJP President Amit Shah is present in a three-day meeting with the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) which is considered to be significant ahead of the cabinet reshuffle.
The cabinet re-shuffle s expected to take place on Saturday as Prime Minister Narendra Modi will fly off to China for attending the BRICS Summit on Sunday.
Image: Facebook page of Rajiv Pratap Rudy.