Amid speculations of a reshuffle in the Union cabinet, BJP leadership has reportedly asked some party MPs and former Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal to reach Delhi immediately.
As per reports, calls were made to several party leaders who are expected to be inducted into the cabinet, to reach Delhi.
Following the direction of party leadership, former Assam chief minister Sonowal, Rajya Sabha member Jyotiraditya Scindia have reached Delhi.
However, there is no confirmation from the party or the government about the time of possible cabinet reshuffle.
As per reports, BJP chief J.P. Nadda, who is on a two-day visit to Himachal Pradesh, will be returning to New Delhi on Tuesday evening.
Sources said that ahead of reshuffle the Prime Minister is likely to hold a meeting with senior ministers and party chief Nadda in the evening but there is no confirmation about the meeting.
Sources said that Jyotiraditya Scindia, who is likely to be inducted in Modi cabinet, has cut short his visit to Indore in Madhya Pradesh and is reaching the national capital in the evening.
Some BJP MPs eyeing the ministerial berth this time, however, said that they have not received any call from either the Prime Minister’s office or party.
Another BJP functionary said that alliance partner Janta Dal-United (JD-U) leaders — R.C.P. Singh and Rajeev Ranjan ‘Lallan’ are also reaching the national capital.
Apna Dal chief Anupriya Patel is also likely to be made a minister.
She was part of the Modi government in the first term.
Party sources claimed that the reshuffle is due and it will happen before the monsoon session of parliament starting from July 19 but it may happen in the next few days.
“Cabinet expansion is due to fill up the vaccines and it is believed that it will happen soon this week,” he said.
Sources claimed that few ministers will be dropped and they will be accommodated in some other position.