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Cabinet Reshuffle Ahead Of Monsoon Session?

By FnF Correspondent | PUBLISHED: 30, Jun 2021, 9:59 am IST | UPDATED: 30, Jun 2021, 9:59 am IST

Cabinet Reshuffle Ahead Of Monsoon Session?

New Delhi: Amid the buzz of a possible cabinet reshuffle for the first time ever since Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) came into power for second time in 2019, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will chair a meeting with Union Cabinet ministers on Wednesday in order to review performance of several ministries. 

According to reports, the meeting will be held virtually on June 30 where PM Modi will also review the ongoing Covid situation in the country and the preparedness to deal with possible third wave.

Prime Minister is the head of Union Council of Ministers which includes Union Cabinet Ministers and Ministers of State (MoS) and even those given independent charge.

Sources close to news agency PTI said that work done by the Road and Transport Ministry and Civil Aviation and Telecom ministries may be reviewed in the meeting. 

"A wider discussion on the COVID-19 situation is also likely during the meeting," they added. However, there has been no official communication by the government about Cabinet reshuffle so far. 

Principal Secretary to the Prime Minister, Cabinet Secretary, Member (Health) NITI Aayog Dr VK Paul are expected to give a presentation on the Management of Covid-19 pandemic.

The meeting comes a week after the Prime Minister reportedly discussed with Cabinet and state affairs ministers in different groups about the ongoing works in their departments and respective ministries.

These meetings were held at the Prime Minister's official residence 7 Lok Kalyan Marg and BJP stalwarts including JP Nadda, Amit Shah also participated in the discussion. 

One of the most anticipated decision could be Nitish Kumar-led Janata Dal United's accommodation in the Union Cabinet. Bihar CM even came to Delhi last week and met PM Modi. 

Currently, there are 60 ministers in the Union cabinet which can possibly go up to 80 after the expansion. 

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