Cabinet reshuffle in Modi govt post Amit Shah’s re-election as BJP President: reports

NEW DELHI(PTI): The Modi government and the BJP is putting on hold major decisions, the cabinet re-shuffling being one of them, until the re-election of Amit Shah as the BJP President, reports NDTV.

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There are elections in five states this year and the PM Modi wants to improve its delivery on the governance front. It is looking to revamp its cabinet apart keeping apart home, finance, defence and foreign ministry.

Ministers under-performing will be axed or moved to other ministry while well performing ministers may get additional charge of related ministries.

The report citing sources says that PM Modi could reduce the number of ministers from Bihar after the party’s humiliating defeat.

The decisions will be taken only after Amit Shah is re-elected. “Election is through consensus. The way he has performed, everyone wants him to become president again,” said party general secretary Kailash Vijayvargiya to NDTV.

Amit Shah is also expected to lead PM Narendra Modi’s campaign in 2019. The elections in West Bengal, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Punjab, Assam and the 2017 polls in Uttar Pradesh will be crucial for Shah.