Rajasthan CM drops six ministers in midnight reshuffleNovember 16, 2011 11:44
Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot last night carried out a reshuffle of his ministerial team, dropping six ministers including Education Minister Bharosilal Jatav facing illegal mining charge.
However, Minister of State Amin Khan, who had caused considerable embarrassment by saying that President Pratibha Patil got the top post due to her proximity with Sonia Gandhi, has been rewarded with independent charge in the same status.
Among the six shown the doors last night were Ramlal Jat, who had resigned as Minister of State for Forest and Environment following allegation of being involved with a woman, Education Minister Bhanwarlal Meghawal who had made allegedly adverse comments about women and Motor Garage Minister Bharosilal Jatav.
The resignation of Jat, who had put in his papers on Saturday last, was accepted by Gehlot, official sources said. The others sacked in the reshuffle exercise are Golma Devi and Pramod Jain Bhaya.