It seems that the UPA government’s long overdue Cabinet reshuffle will take place on 28 October, reports IBN-Live. So what changes are likely to take place on Sunday?
The numbers of vacant berths has been increasing for some time. After Mamata Banerjee‘s Trinamool Congress (TMC) left the UPA alliance last month, six Cabinet seats from West Bengal fell vacant. In addition to this there are two berths left over after the resignations of A Raja of Dayanidhi Maran of the DMK.
According to the IBN-Live report, the death of Vilasrao Deshmukh has meant a vacancy for a Cabinet minister from Maharashtra. The report states that names of Deepa Dashmunshi and Adhir Choudhury are doing the rounds.
Time for Rahul to get into the Cabinet? PTI
Both Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Congress President Sonia Gandhi have held separate meetings with President Pranab Mukherjee, triggerring speculation about a reshuffle.
According to an NDTV report, Agatha Sangma could be shown the door after her father PA Sangma quit NCP in July and lost favour with NCP leader Sharad Pawar.
The big question that still remains is whether Rahul Gandhi will finally be made a Cabinet Minister in the government.
It would seem that the time has come for Rahul Baba to shoulder some serious responsibility, given that UPA is facing a serious crisis of governance and allegations of massive corruption. Whether he does don the new mantle will only be revealed on Sunday.
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