The Modi government has made preparations for the expansion of the cabinet. In this, there will be caste and regional balance in terms of the political equation, as well as young, experienced, educated and bureaucrats and technocrats will also be included in the choice. That is, even in the groove of caste equation, former IAS, IFS, engineers, etc. will be part of the cabinet. OBC representation will increase before the upcoming assembly elections in Uttar Pradesh. It is being told that the cabinet expansion will probably be done on Wednesday evening. After this expansion, there will be more than two dozen OBC ministers in the central government. Youth representation will also increase, which will significantly reduce the average age of cabinet members.
According to sources, the roadmap for cabinet expansion has been prepared. Uttar Pradesh and Bihar may get a bigger share. In fact, elections in an important state like Uttar Pradesh are due early next year. On the other hand, JDU, an ally from Bihar, also has to be represented in the cabinet. In this detail, it is being said to put experience at the top. In such a situation, leaders who have held the responsibility as Chief Minister in the states and have held ministerial posts in the state governments for a long time are in priority. Some former officers can also be seen in it.
Some young faces will join Modi's cabinet
Actually, PM Modi wants to bring forward such people, who can speed up development works. Some young faces will also join in. It is certain that mainly educated people will get a place in the cabinet. SCs, STs and OBCs have been at the center of the Modi government's schemes and political bets since the beginning. OBCs have a lot of influence in the politics of the whole country and especially in Uttar Pradesh. In such a situation, the number of OBC ministers can be 25. At present, there are less than one and a half dozen OBC ministers in the cabinet. The representation of Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes will also increase.
Although there can be 81 ministers in the Union Cabinet and at present 28 posts are vacant. There are half a dozen ministers who have more than two ministries. The ministry of AYUSH Minister Shripad Yesso Nayak is also with someone else since he was injured in an accident.
Four ministers can be made from UP and three from Bihar
It is being told that four to five ministers can be made from Uttar Pradesh and three from Bihar. In Uttar Pradesh, Anupriya Patel from ally Apna Dal as well as Varun Gandhi from BJP's quota may join. Both are young, educated and fit in the equation of caste. Every major caste group of Uttar Pradesh will have some representative at the center. Others may also involve allies. Two ministers can be made from JDU's account from Bihar. It is possible that both are of cabinet rank. A minister can also be made from the quota of BJP. Ram Vilas Paswan has died from LJP's account and now there is a war going on over the party for formal rights. In such a situation, there is no agreement on making anyone a minister from LJP at present.
Jyotiraditya Scindia, who came from Congress to BJP, decided to come
Former Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal, Jyotiraditya Scindia, who came from Congress to BJP, is sure to come. Karnataka also has elections in 2023. From there an MP can be made a minister. Party president Dilip Ghosh may be brought in the government from Bengal or Shantanu Thakur of Matua community, representing the party from North Bengal, may be made minister of state. Jamyang Namgyal, a young MP from Ladakh, is also likely to be brought in the central government.
Key points of the cabinet to be held tomorrow
Current 'bureaucrat' minister
External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar, Power Minister RK Singh and Union Minister of State for Urban Development Hardeep Singh Puri are ministers who have previously been part of the bureaucracy.
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