Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Cabinet reshuffle will take place tomorrow at 6 pm, reported NDTV. After the reshuffle, the Union Cabinet will become the youngest ever in the country's history and emphasis has been laid on bringing highly qualified people with PhDs, MBAs, post-graduates, technocrats, top government sources told NDTV.
Besides, in a bid to give representation to smaller and dispossessed communities, over two dozen OBCs (Other Backward Class) will be inducted. According to an India Today report, there will be 25 OBC ministers in the central government after the expansion. There will also be a record representation of the Dalit community, sources told India Today. Moreover, the women representation will also go up, it added.
The buzz regarding the Cabinet rejig was going on for quite some time. It intensified after a series of meetings between Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Union Home Minister Amit Shah and BJP National President JP Nadda in the national capital.
Reportedly, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is likely to accommodate a few of its prominent leaders and National Democratic Alliance (NDA) members in the Narendra Modi Cabinet. It has been two years since the NDA came back to power in 2019.
According to reports, as many as four ministers are likely to be inducted from Bihar. The sources told news agency ANI that among the four likely to be included in the cabinet -- two are from Janata Dal (United), one from Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) fraction group Pashupati Kumar Paras, and one from the BJP.
Jyotiraditya Scindia, Sarbananda Sonowal, Pashupati Paras, Narayan Rane, Varun Gandhi, Anupriya Patel, RCP Singh, Lallan Singh, Sushil Modi, Pritam Munde, Rita Bahuguna Joshi, Zafar Islam, Bhupender Yadav, etc. are some of the names of the probable candidates.