Major reshuffles expected; leaders from 9 states going for elections could be given preference
Before the Lok Sabha elections, 2024 The Narendra Modi-led government could see a reshuffle of cabinet and could be a major shakeup, while leaders from states going for elections could be given preference, sources said.
A full-time minister for Cooperatives is on the anvil. A minority face could also be inducted into the Union Cabinet and sources indicate that person from Jammu & Kashmir could be considered.
Sources say many ministers holding more than one portfolio could be divested of some for the new entrants. Ministers currently holding more than one portfolio include Mansukh Mandaviya, Anurag Thakur, Jyotiraditya Scindia, Ashwani Vaishnaw, Smriti Irani, and Nirmala Sitharaman, to name a few.
In 2023, nine states and the UT of Jammu and Kashmir are slated to go for polls, and the BJP is preparing for a high-octane battle in Karnataka and Telangana while Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh, and Madhya Pradesh are also pitched to see keen contests.
Sources say that top BJP leadership is contemplating a change in Madhya Pradesh but there is no confirmation yet on the same, but in the reshuffle, new faces from Telangana, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, and Rajasthan could enter the Union Council of Ministers. States like Bihar, and West Bengal could see downsizing but some performing ministers may be retained.
Meanwhile, the Bharatiya Janata Party is likely to keep its organizational structure unchanged in view of the approaching elections.
“In view of the Lok Sabha elections and the Assembly elections to be held in the coming days, the BJP has decided that national President J P Nadda will get an extension and the state Presidents will not be changed unless there is a demand for a replacement,” a source said.
“And there will be no change in the organization until it is more necessary, a formal announcement in this regard after the national office-bearers meeting on January 16,” the source added.
[With Inputs from IANS]
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Pappu is not on the cards.
The event of the next 14 months will change the course and throw up an alternative.
I hope Modi shuffles Amit and himself out of the cabinet and they retire to the Himalayas .
India will then prosper
Pappu is the only destiny for India ?
Least value & worthless exercise, unless they bring technocrats & really skilled technocrats