Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Cabinet reshuffle is likely to take place tomorrow at 6 pm. And new faces from Maharashtra are expected to be seen. Narayan Rane and Pritam Munde are among those who are likely to get a Cabinet berth. Amid this, Bhiwandi MP Kapil Patil has also been summoned to Delhi, reported ABP News. Nandurbar MP Heena Gavit's name was also doing the rounds, but she has denied it.
Jyotiraditya Scindia, Sarbananda Sonowal, Pashupati Paras, Varun Gandhi, Anupriya Patel, RCP Singh, Lallan Singh, Sushil Modi, Rita Bahuguna Joshi, Zafar Islam, Bhupender Yadav, etc. are some of the names of the probable candidates.
Meanwhile, 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.