Thu, 20 Sep 2012 21:27:55 GMT | By PTI

Cabinet reshuffle likely next week

New Delhi: A resfhuffle of the Union Council of Ministers appears high on the cards, as the Trinamool Congress is all set to pull out of UPA tomorrow.


Cabinet reshuffle likely next week (© Reuters)

Congress sources speak of a "substantial" reshuffle by the Prime Minister, possibly next week. Party sources said changes in the government and the party could be taking place in tandem, as there is a possibility that some of the ministers would be drafted for party work.

Some ministers may be sent to the party for preparations for the 2014 Lok Sabha elections.

The railway ministry, which is expected to fall vacant tomorrow following the resignation of Mukul Roy of TMC, along with five of his party colleagues, is likely to be retained by the Congress.

While a section in Congress says the "big-four" at the Centre (Home, Finance, Defence and External Affairs) are unlikely to be disturbed, there are murmurs that some last-minute change in this too cannot be ruled out.

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