New Delhi: The government lead by Prime Minister Narendra Modi is expected to have cabinet reshuffle soon in between June 19th and 23rd and it is also expected that many more faces from Uttar Pradesh may get chance in new group of ministers keeping UP polls in mind.
According to sources, the government has sought availability of President Pranab Mukherjee so that cabinet reshuffling can take place.
If sources were to be believed then there will be no major changes during the Cabinet reshuffle but it is expected that some more faces from Uttar Pradesh may replace in the current ministers and some good performing ministers may get promotion as well.
The Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) president Amit Shah will remain in Delhi and he will not be given addition charge of party’s poll campaigner in his home state Gujarat where assembly election are due in December 2017.
Similarly there were reports that the Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar will be back in Goa after reshuffle. But might be minister may deny from going back to Goa because of assembly polls are also lined-up in February-March 2017.
Basically, the government is doing reshuffle because of two seats are vacant in the Cabinet. The First vacancy is of Ministry of Sports and Youth Affairs after Sarbananda Sonowal has been sworn in as Chief Minister of Assam.
Likewise, junior minister in the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment Vijay Sampla has been sent as BJP unit chief of Punjab.
The coming year is fully lined-up of elections in as many as seven states, Goa, Gujarat, Punjab, Himchal Pardesh, Uttar Pradesh, Manipur and Uttarakhand.
The saffron party will try to retain power in Goa, Gujarat and Punjab; the BJP will try to grab power in rest of the states so that it can gain power in majority of states.
Ahead of crucial Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections due next year, more OBC and Dalit faces will be included in Cabinet and Amit Shah’s team of office bearers.
The four big ministries-Finance, External Affairs, Defence and Home-will be left untouched during the Cabinet reshuffle.