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Cabinet reshuffle likely this week, PM Modi to meet top ministers today

Sources claim that some new faces may be inducted into the Union Cabinet taking into account the states that are scheduled to go for elections next year. That includes the state of Uttar Pradesh.

Cabinet reshuffle likely this week PM Modi to meet top ministers today-VPN
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New Delhi, First Published Jul 6, 2021, 9:02 AM IST
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There are murmurs in New Delhi's power corridor of a Cabinet expansion likely this week. Adding fuel to the speculation is a meeting that may be held at Prime Minister Narendra Modi's residence on Tuesday evening.

The meeting will be attended by BJP national president JP Nadda, Home Minister Amit Shah, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, among other top Union ministers and party leaders.

Informed sources said that Prime Minister Modi has had multiple meetings with top leaders with regard to Cabinet expansion.

If the speculation is true, this would be the first such exercise since Narendra Modi returned to power in May 2019.

According to reports, the meeting may take place at 5 pm.

Media reports claim that some new faces may be inducted into the Union Cabinet, taking into account the states that are scheduled to go for elections next year. That includes the state of Uttar Pradesh.

There is also a likelihood that some of the ministers with multiple portfolios may be divested of additional charge, and the same could be redistributed to accommodate newer ministers. 

Some of the names doing the rounds include former Congress leader Jyotiraditya Scindia and former Assam chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal.

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