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India's health minister quits before Modi's cabinet rejig - source

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NEWDELHI – India’s Health Minister Harsh Vardhan has resigned ahead of a cabinet reshuffle planned by Prime Minister Narendra Modi later on Wednesday, a source close to the minister told Reuters.

Harsh Vardhan was leading the government’s fight against the pandemic which has killed hundreds of thousands in April-May and left the health care system reeling.

“He has submitted his resignation,” an aide said. Modi is expected to name a successor later on Wednesday.

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