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Cabinet reshuffle: Jaitley, Swaraj, Gadkari meet at Rajnath Singh's residence

By Vikas

Ahead of the Union cabinet reshuffle on Sunday, Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, Minister of External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and Road Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari today held a meeting at Home Minister Rajnath Singh's residence in the national capital.

Arun Jaitley leaving Rajnath Singh's residence

Earlier on Friday, Minister of State for Labour and Employment Bandaru Dattatreya resigned from his post.

Reports say that Jaitley would continue to remain as the Finance Minister while a new Defence Minister is likely to be appointed on Sunday. Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh could be asked to go.

JD(U)'s Ram Chandra Prasad Singh and Santosh Kushwaha are likely to join the cabinet. Last month, JD(U) had officially announced to become a part of the ruling NDA after the BJP supported Nitish Kumar's government in Bihar.

Reports also claim that Railway minister Suresh Prabhu will be shifted to another department.

The Union cabinet reshuffle will take place on Sunday morning. The new ministers will take oath at 10 am on September 3 at the Ashoka Hall, Rashtrapati Bhavan.

Sources say that there will be 12 portfolio reshuffles that would take place. Hectic discussions were on since the past two days regarding the Modi Cabinet reshuffle.

This is expected to the last reshuffle ahead of the 2019 Lok Sabha elections.

On Thursday, Rajiv Pratap Rudy tendered his resignation. He is likely to be given organisational work. While there were reports that Uma Bharti had offered to resign, she, however, did not deny or confirm it today.

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