Cabinet reshuffle expected on 12 April after Parliament session ends

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is expected to manage a cabinet reshuffle as soon as the Parliament session gets over on 12 April, sources told The Times of India.

Representational image. PTI

Representational image. PTI

The report further stated that sources said that the reshuffle may see some new faces and some promotions for other leaders in the cabinet.

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Tuesday took additional charge of the defence ministry on Tuesday, in light of Manohar Parrikar's resignation to take charge of Goa as its chief minister, soon after the Assembly elections there.

The president, as advised by the prime minister, had directed that Arun Jaitley be assigned the charge of the defence ministry in addition to his existing portfolios, a statement from the President's Office had said.

Jaitley had previously also held charge of the defence ministry, briefly, after the inception of the Narendra Modi government – from 26 May till 9 November, 2014, following which the portfolio was handed to Parrikar.

If Home Minister Rajnath Singh is chosen as the next chief minister for Uttar Pradesh, that portfolio will also be vacant.


Published Date: Mar 16, 2017 03:08 pm | Updated Date: Mar 16, 2017 03:08 pm