Cabinet reshuffle today: Twenty newcomers likely to be included | Chirag Paswan.

Cabinet reshuffle today: Twenty newcomers likely to be included | Chirag Paswan.

The Union Cabinet expansion will take place this evening.  It is reported that the first reorganization may include about 20 newcomers.  There are indications that more people will get cabinet seats from the states where assembly elections are to be held next year.

Cabinet reshuffle today: Twenty newcomers likely to be included.

The Union Cabinet expansion will take place this evening.  It is reported that the first reorganization may include about 20 newcomers.  There are indications that more people will get cabinet seats from the states where assembly elections are to be held next year.

Former Bihar Deputy Chief Minister Sushilkumar Modi, former Congress leader Jyotiraditya Scindia, who played a pivotal role in toppling the Congress government in Madhya Pradesh, and Sarbananda Sonowal, who vacated the Chief Minister’s post for Assam’s Himanta Bishwa Sharma, are also likely to be removed from the cabinet.

LJP leader Ram Vilas Paswan, who died during his tenure as Union Minister, will be replaced by incumbent party president Chirag Paswan and a close relative, Pasupathi Kumar Paras.

President Ramnath Kovind had announced the appointment of governors in eight states.

Recently, Pashupati Paras and his faction split from Chirag Paswan’s faction. Nitish Kumar’s JDU may also be represented in the cabinet this time.  The JDU had rejected the Union ministry in 2019. There are indications that the party may get two ministries in the reshuffle.

Cabinet reshuffle today: Twenty newcomers likely to be included | Chirag Paswan.
Cabinet reshuffle today: Twenty newcomers likely to be included | Chirag Paswan.

Ahead of the cabinet reshuffle, President Ramnath Kovind had announced the appointment of governors in eight states.