In Narendra Modi Cabinet reshuffle, is Fadnavis headed to Delhi
One could expect some major changes in the Narendra Modi Cabinet reshuffle. It was indicated that the reshuffle would take place after the winter session of Parliament. Some reports indicate that Maharashtra Chief Minister, Devendra Fadnavis may join the Union Cabinet.
Sources say that at least two ministers who are from Uttar Pradesh are likely to be dropped from the Cabinet. This is being done in view of the upcoming elections in the states of Gujarat, Himachal Pradesh and Karnataka. The two ministers from UP may be asked to join Amit Shah's team in a bid to prepare for the next big battle in 2019.
The key portfolios that would come under the scanner are that of Defence and Housing and Urban Development. The Defence portfolio is being held by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley after Manohar Parrikar took charge as the Chief Minister of Goa.
There are also indications that Fadnavis may be asked to join the Union Cabinet. However several party sources refused to comment on the development. Some indicated that while the name of Fadnavis has been doing the rounds, the BJP is unsure if wants to disturb the balance in Maharashtra.