Cabinet reshuffle on the cards, Yogi Adityanath may get berth

New Delhi: A reshuffle of the Union Cabinet may take place this month with more representation likely to be given to poll-bound Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand and Punjab, informed sources said on Thursday.

The reshuffle could take place after the International Yoga Day on 21 June, they said.

 Cabinet reshuffle on the cards, Yogi Adityanath may get berth

File photo of Yogi Adityanath. PTI

Among the probable names doing the rounds from politically significant Uttar Pradesh are party MPs Yogi Adityanath, Satyapal Singh and Sadhvi Savitri Bai Phoole.

The names of Navjot Singh Sidhu, Rameshwar Teli from Assam and Bhagat Singh Koshyari and Ajay Tamta from Uttarakhand are also doing the rounds. There is no representation from Uttarkhand in the Cabinet at present.

Party sources said more representation may also be given to Chhattisgarh and Rajasthan.

Recently, Union Minister of State for Sports Sarbananda Sonowal took over as the Assam Chief Minister. Minister of State for Social Justice and Empowerment Vijay Sampla has been made BJP Punjab unit president.

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Updated Date: Jun 16, 2016 22:47:52 IST