Ministers Evaluated 'Positive' And 'Negative' Ahead Of Third Cabinet Reshuffle
Sep 02, 2017, 01:03
"A process has been set in motion for the swearing-in ceremony at Rashtrapati Bhavan at around 10 am on Sunday", a top government official told PTI.
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With elections to states like Himachal Pradesh, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and Karnataka due over the next 14 months, Modi and BJP national president Amit Shah are also likely to make some inductions from these states while a few ministers from these states may be relieved from their central duties to focus on their home states. "The media sought my reaction on reports in circulation". As this Firstpost article argues, the question is whether Mishra would be granted an honourable exit by making him the governor of a state or not. The AIADMK has 37 Lok Sabha and 13 Rajya Sabha MPs.
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The development comes ahead of the much-awaited reshuffle in the Union Council of Ministers that is expected to take place on Sunday. Which union minister is dropped and which leader is inducted in the union government depends also on the state elections - both upcoming and the ones already held.
This is expected to the last reshuffle ahead of the 2019 Lok Sabha elections.
Apart from them, Union Minister Giriraj Singh is also expected to quit after a nudge from the party to pave way for the Cabinet reshuffle.
He said key ministries for more than three years were without a Cabinet minister, which, he added, had never happened.
The likely new inductees may include BJP general secretary Bhupendra Yadav, party's vice president Vinay Sahasrabuddhe, Prahlad Patel, Suresh Angadi, Satyapal Singh and Prahlad Joshi. At least two members of the JD (U) are also likely to join.
AIADMK's Thambi Durai and K Venugopal are being seen as among likely representatives of their party in the Cabinet if the Tamil Nadu party joins NDA. However, the southern party has not confirmed it so far.
The second important reason is that several Cabinet Ministers are holding additional portfolios.
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