Cabinet reshuffle likely on Oct 28: Sources

5:58 PM, Wednesday, October 24th, 2012

Sonia GandhiNew Delhi: The Union Cabinet is likely to be reshuffled on Sunday (October 28).

Speculation has been rife about a possible reshuffle in the wake of the exit of Trinamool Congress ministers and DMK representatives A Raja and Dayanidhi Maran in the last two years.

Reports of an eminent reshuffle gained fresh momentum after Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi met President Pranab Mukherjee separately recently.

Rumors abound that some young faces could be included in the Cabinet.

The names of Manicka Tagore and Meenakshi Natarajan are doing the rounds.

Among the young ministers, Sachin Pilot, Jyotiraditya Scindia and Jitin Prasada may get promoted to Cabinet rank or get independent charge as Ministers of State.

The latest reshuffle exercise could see some of the ministers holding charges of two ministries losing one of the portfolios.

With six ministers from the Trinamool Congress leaving, two or three Congress leaders from West Bengal are expected to be accommodated.

The names of Deepa Dashmunshi, Adhir Choudhury and West Bengal PCC chief Pradeep Bhatacharjee are doing the rounds.


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