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Cabinet reshuffle, will not touch the top shots

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What looks like a pre-cursor to UP elections, the cabinet reshuffle of BJP government is said to happen on Tuesday, and a total of 19 new ministers, with some from Dalit community, are going to be a part of the expansion of Union Council of Ministers. While the top brass will retain their positions, several new faces including Anupriya Patel, an OBC Lok Sabha member of ally Apna Dal in Uttar Pradesh, BJP MPs SS Ahluwalia (West Bengal) and Purshottam Rupala, a Rajya Sabha member from Gujarat, may be inducted.


Those among them who may get a ministerial berth include Krishna Raj, a dalit woman MP from Uttar Pradesh, Mahendra Nath Pandey, a Brahmin face in the state, Ajay Tamta, a dalit MP from Uttarakhand, which also goes to polls next year, Arjun Ram Meghwal, a dalit BJP MP from Rajasthan, Ramdas Athawale, another dalit leader and RPI MP from Maharashtra, in addition is Subhash Ramrao Bhamre, who is also from Maharashtra, and Mansukhbhai Mandaviya, a Rajya Sabha member from Gujarat.



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