New Delhi(PTI): BJP President Amit Shah on Saturday said his party was against forcible conversions…
New Delhi:Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) chief Amit Shah on Friday confirmed that there will be a reshuffle in Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s council of ministers but said the date was yet to be finalised.
Speculation has been rife over some possible changes in the government and the BJP, particularly after the party’s victory in Assam.
“There will be … but a date is not decided,” he said at a press conference here. He, however, refrained from getting into any details. “I am not going to discuss it with you at a press conference,” he said.
With UP election less than a year away, there is expectation that the council of ministers may have more faces from the state. Organisational changes were also on the cards. BJP sources said that Shah’s new team of office-bearers could be announced before the party’s national executive meeting in Allahabad on June 12 and 13. However, sources said they were expecting only slight changes in the team.
Besides, among the 57 Rajya Sabha seats falling vacant are those of seven Union ministers– Venkaiah Naidu, Nirmala Sitharaman, Chaudhary Birendra Singh, Suresh Prabhu, Piyush Goyal, Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi and YS Chaudhary from TDP. The elections to the seats are scheduled for June 11.
The government wants all ministers to find berths in the Upper House. Goyal and Prabhu are set to return from Maharashtra. The BJP is hoping for five seats in the Upper House, where the numerical disadvantage of the ruling National Democratic Alliance (NDA) has come in the way of passage of crucial Bills like the Goods and Service Tax (GST).
As the government completed two years, Shah said that, by 2019, all promises made ahead of the 2014 Lok Sabha polls would be fulfilled. “In three years, we hope to fulfil all promises before we go to polls in 2019,” he said.