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Piyush, Pradhan may gain in Cabinet reshuffle

Changes to the cabinet may be announced before July 6, when Modi leaves for Africa

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Publish Date: Jun 30 2016 11:04AM | Updated Date: Jun 30 2016 11:04AM

Piyush, Pradhan may gain in Cabinet reshuffle

Before the monsoon session, which is beginning from July 18, new ministers are may be added to the cabinet and some of them may be given an upgrade, an ‘NDTV’ report has said.

 
Union Ministers Piyush Goyal and Dharmendra Pradhan are likely to be promoted to cabinet rank. 
 
Report said that few vacancies are likely to be filled since Sarabananda Sonowal moved to Chief Minister of Assam, Raosaheb Patil Danve resigned after he was appointed BJP’s Maharashtra unit president.  
 
Law Minister Sadananda Gowda may gain a powerful minister of state who will "assist" him.
 
Cabinet cannot exceed 82 ministers. Presently it has 70 members including Prime Minister Narendra Modi. 
 
Changes to the cabinet may be announced before July 6, when Modi leaves for Africa.