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Akhilesh to expand cabinet on June 27

Cabinet expansion is likely to be the last ahead of the 2017 state Assembly elections.

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Publish Date: Jun 23 2016 1:11PM | Updated Date: Jun 23 2016 1:11PM

Akhilesh to expand cabinet on June 27

 Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav may expand his cabinet on June 27, officials have said.

 
Parliamentary Board of the Samajwadi Party (SP) is likely to meet on June 25 to deliberate on the potential candidates for the ministry. 
 
This will be the seventh rejig of the four-and-a-half-year-old SP government. Last expansion was on October 31 last year when five cabinet ministers, eight ministers of state with independent charge and eight state ministers, were inducted in state government.
 
Senior leaders of party said SP supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav and Public Works Department Minister Shivpal Singh Yadav wanted the rejig to reflect inclusiveness and balance the caste and community, while the chief minister is keen on bringing in new faces and doers.
 
Cabinet expansion is likely to be the last ahead of the 2017 state Assembly elections.