Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan resigns

Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan resigns

New Delhi: Ahead of the Cabinet reshuffle, Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan has resigned Wednesday.

His resignation comes at a time as India prepares for the third wave of COVID-19 while still reeling under the aftereffects of the second wave.

He was the Minister of Science and Technology, Minister of Health and Family Welfare and Minister of Earth Sciences in the BJP-led NDA government of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. He represents Chandani Chowk in Delhi in the17th Lok Sabha.

He was elected to Chairperson of Executive Board of the World Health Organisation from May 22, 2020.

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According to a communique released by Rashtrapati Bhavan, he President of India accepted resignation of 12 members of the Council of Ministers, including IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad, Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar, Health Minister Harsh Vardhan, Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank.

Other ministers who have tendered their resignation include; DV Sadananda Gowda, Thaawarchand Gehlot, Santosh Kumar Gangwar, Babul Supriyo, Dhotre Sanjay Shamrao, Rattan Lal Kataria, Pratap Chandra Sarangi, and Debasree Chaudhuri.