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Narendra Modi's cabinet reshuffle at 6 pm on July 7

Sources said that the restructured Cabinet will be the youngest ever in India's history.

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New Delhi, First Published Jul 6, 2021, 7:55 PM IST
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The first Cabinet reshuffle of the second term of the Narendra Modi government will take place on Wednesday.

The new ministers will be administered the oath of office at 6 PM on Wednesday.

Sources said that the restructured Cabinet would be the youngest ever in India's history. 

Sources further said that the new ministers would have a higher educational qualification, with a number of them having doctorates, MBAs, post-graduates and professionals.

Informed sources said that there will be more women ministers and that special representation will be given to those who have administrative experience.

There are 28 slots available in the Union Cabinet. Out of 81 total berths, the Cabinet currently has 53 ministers. 

There has been hectic political activity in the national capital, with many likely additions to the Union council of ministers flying in to hold last-minute consultations.

Sources revealed that former Assam CM Sarbananda Sonowal, Rajya Sabha MP Jyotiraditya Scindia, LJP president Chirag Paswan's uncle Pashupati Kumar Paras, Apna Dal-S leader Anupriya Patel and ex-Maharashtra CM Narayan Rane landed in Delhi earlier today, fuelling speculation over their inclusion in the Modi Cabinet. 

As per sources, Union ministers like Ravi Shankar Prasad, Smriti Irani, Narendra Singh Tomar and Dharmendra Pradhan might be divested of their additional portfolios.

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