Prime Minister Narendra Modi is all set to get a new Council of Ministers with the first major Cabinet reshuffle on Wednesday since BJP’s thumping victory in 2019. Some of the probable ministers are BJP's Narayan Rane, Sarbananda Sonowal, Jyotiraditya Scindia, Ajay Bhatt, Bhupender Yadav, Shobha Karandlaje, Sunita Duggal, Meenakshi Lekhi, Bharati Pawar, Shantanu Thakur and Kapil Patil, JD(U)'s R C P Singh, LJP's Pashupati Paras, Apna Dal's Anupriya Patel, G Kishan Reddy, Parshottam Rupala and Anurag Thakur.
The current strength of the Council of Ministers is 53, including Modi, and its maximum number can be 81.
The expansion exercise is scheduled to be held at 6 pm at Rashtrapati Bhawan.
Amid the buzz that Modi may also drop some ministers, Union minister Santosh Gangwar and Minister of State for Women and Child Development Debasree Chaudhuri have quit.
This will be the first reshuffle in his Council of Ministers by Modi since he assumed charge for a second term in May 2019.
The prime minister is expected to bring in young faces and give representation to various social groups and regions in the reshuffle.