If sources are to be believed then Congress-led United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government is likely to go for the long-pending Cabinet reshuffle on Sunday, Oct 28.
Political analysts say that Congress is not yet confident whether Rahul should be given a Cabinet position or not. Moreover, Congress is facing stiff resistance from all quarters because of various corruption charges against their top leaders.
However, many say that bringing Rahul into Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's Cabinet will groom him for future to don Country's top post after 2014 General Elections.
Sources say Cabinet reshuffle will see many new faces in the government. Manish Tewari, Deepa Dasmunshi and Chiranjeevi are likely to be among few new faces in the Cabinet. Young ministers like Jyotiraditya Scindia and Sachin Pilot are likely to be elevated.
Moreover, Subodhkant Sahai, Beni Prasad Verma and SM Krishna may be among the ministers to be dropped from the Cabinet. Ministers holding dual charge like Kapil Sibal, Salman Khurshid and Veerappa Moily are likely to be stripped off one portfolio. Rehman Khan is likely to get Minority Affairs Ministry.
Speculation of an imminent cabinet reshuffle gained fresh momentum after Manmohan Singh and UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi met the President separately last week.
There has been speculation about reshuffle in the Cabinet for quite some time now, especially after the exit of Trinamool Congress ministers both at the levels of Cabinet and Ministers of State levels. There have been berths vacated by DMK representatives A Raja and Dayanidhi Maran in the last two years after their names cropped in the 2G scam. However, DMK president M Karunanidhi recently made it clear that his party would not like to reclaim their lost berths.