New Delhi, July 4: The platform is set for much anticipated union cabinet reshuffle on July 5. However lobbying for the same had begun a month ago.
Rajya Sabha MP Subramanian Swamy wishes to see himself placed in the cabinet, say sources close to Swamy to OneIndia. His chances to be hauled as minister is still uncertain as Prime Minister, Narendra Modi wants to handle Swamy's case meticulously.
Swamy on the other hand has pushed for removal of Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley from the plum portfolio and likes Prime Minister to put Swamy for the post. But this is unlikely as Jaitely's post is safe according to sources in the BJP.
There also lie a chance for Subramanian Swamy. A section of the RSS has been batting on behalf of Swamy. A recent controversial statements is well intended to remind the government on his urge of induction.
The Prime Minister has been carefully studying each move of the Swamy in view of cabinet revamp. While non-performers in the cabinet will be shown doors, Uttar Pradesh elections too is in the cards during the reshuffle. It is also need of the hour for Modi to pacify Swamy.
B S Yeddyurappa at play
On the other hand BJP stalwart from Karnataka, state president and former chief minister B S Yeddyurappa has sought the induction of Udupi-Chickmagalur, MP Shobha Karandlaje. It, however depends on the future of Law Minister D V Sadananda Gowda.
Sources in the BJP tell that removal of Gowda will miff strong Vokkaliga community in Karnataka which the central government does not wish to afford such rift in view of 2018 assembly elections in Karnataka. There are chances, though for Shobha Karandlaje if the BJP top brass convinced with Yeddyurappa's contention for elevation his staunch loyalist.