Prime Minister Narendra Modi will unveil his first cabinet change in his second term tomorrow at 6 p.m.
Top government sources informed NDTV that the incoming cabinet will be the youngest in India’s history.
After the overhaul, the average age will be the lowest it has ever been, there will be more women ministers, and individuals with administrative experience will be given special representation, according to sources.
According to the sources, the average education will be greater, with “PhDs, MBAs, post-graduates, and professionals.”
According to the sources, each state, and even regions inside states, will receive special attention.
Most importantly, the revisions will almost certainly be reflected in polls in five states next year as well as the national election in 2024.
Some of the probable ministers, who have arrived or are heading to Delhi, include Jyotiraditya Scindia, Sarbananda Sonowal, Lok Janshakti Party (LJP)’s Pashupati Paras, Narayan Rane and Varun Gandhi.
Jyotiraditya Scindia was observed praying at Ujjain’s famed Mahakal temple just hours before flying to Delhi.
Sarbananda Sonowal, the former Chief Minister of Assam who agreed to step down in favour of Himanta Biswa Sarma after the BJP’s reelection, is slated to become a Union Minister.
So is Pashupati Paras, who led the Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) coup in Bihar against ex-Union Minister Ram Vilas Paswan’s son Chirag Paswan. Mr Paras,clammed up when asked whether he had received an invite from Delhi and said: “Raaz ko raaz rehne do (let secrets be)”. Sources close to him say he received a call from Home Minister Amit Shah and promptly took a flight to Delhi last evening..
Dinesh Trivedi and Jitin Prasada, who switched to the BJP from the Trinamool and the Congress, fit the slot.
Others camping in Delhi are Anupriya Patel (Apna Dal), Pankaj Chowdhury, Rita Bahuguna Joshi, Ramshankar Katheria, Lallan Singh and Rahul Kaswan.
The Union Cabinet, which can have 81 members, currently has 53 ministers. This means 28 ministers can be added.
PM Modi is making changes to his cabinet for the first time since he started his second term in 2019.