Prime Minister Narendra Modi is all set to reshuffle his council of ministers on Tuesday, a government official announced on Monday.
“Cabinet expansion on Tuesday at 11 am,” Principal spokesperson and Director General of Press Information Bureau, Frank Noronha said.
There were speculations of a cabinet reshuffle since the Prime Minister met his council of ministers on June 30 and reviewed important projects and works of various ministries.
Modi had earlier met Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) President Amit Shah and Finance Minister Arun Jaitley to discuss the issue.
It will be a first major ministerial reshuffle after Modi took over as the Prime Minister in May 2014.
In the possible reshuffle and expansion of his council of ministers, the Prime Minister is likely to keep regional balances especially in view of coming elections in key states like Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand and Punjab.