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Cabinet reshuffle: All about likely inductions, promotions

india Updated: Jul 04, 2016 10:56 IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is likely to induct senior leaders from the poll-bound states of Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand and drop ageing ministers when a long-awaited cabinet reshuffle is expected to take place on Tuesday.(HT File Photo)

The reshuffle in Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s cabinet is expected on Tuesday. While non-performing members are likely to be dropped, some junior ministers may get promotion as a reward for their good show.

The top four portfolios — home, finance, external affairs and defence — are unlikely to be touched, but the long-awaited exercise might see the induction of leaders from Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand and Punjab, all of which go to the polls next year.

Here is a list of probables in the Modi cabinet :

Likely to be included

Anupriya Patel, Apna Dal leader and Mirzapur MP

Krishna Raj, Shahjahanpur MP

SS Ahluwalia, Darjeeling MP

Ramdas Athawale, Republican Party of India leader

Mahendra Pandey, Chandauli MP

Arjun Ram Meghwal, Bikaner MP

PP Choudhary, Pali MP

Ajay Tamta, Almora MP

Rameshwar Teli, Dibrugarh MP

Raman Deka, Mangaldoi MP

Likely to be promoted to cabinet rank

Piyush Goyal, power minister

Dharmendra Pradhan, petroleum minister

Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi, MoS minority affairs

Likely to be dropped

Najma Heptulla, minority affairs minister

Kalraj Mishra, small and medium enterprises minister

Sanwar Lal Jat, minister of state for water resources

Nihal Chand, minister of state for chemical and fertilisers