Prime Minister Narendra Modi was set to meet ministers from the top Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) cadre at his residence at 5 pm on July 6. Amid reports of a cabinet reshuffle, the meeting was cancelled.
Many well-known Bharatiya Janata Party ( BJP) members were expected at the meeting including Home Minister Amit Shah, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, BJP chief JP Nadda, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh along with party general secretary BL Santosh.
The expansion of the cabinet, with twenty-four slots to fill, along with ministerial positions, is the most talked about. The Cabinet expansion will affect the appointment in the organizational party.
As stated in the constitution, the Union Council ministers should not exceed more than 15% that of Lok Sabha MPs.
The total number of ministerial slots empty is 24. There are various members of the party speculated to be offered the cabinet berth, including leader Jyotiraditya Scindia, Nisith Pramanik, a member of the West Bengal Parliament, Narayan Rane.
A series of meetings were held in the first fortnight of June. The Prime Minister was set to focus on the performance of the ministers. The interaction would be based on the performance of the ministers, including the schemes and welfare provided by the ministers during the Covid-19 pandemic.
The meetings lasted between three to five hours. Both the rank-holding cabinet and ministers were asked to attend the meetings.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi met with the morcha chiefs of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), including its sub-branches of farmers, youth, women, and SC/ST. He also met with the party general secretary.
After 2019, when the Modi government regained its power, there has not been an expansion in the Union Cabinet.
Several ministers chaired three portfolios and some ministers did not avail of the Minister of State (MoS). Jyotiradiya Scindia, who joined the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in 2019, is still awaiting the ministerial berth. Sarbananda Sonowal is likely to be in the cabinet along with Sushil Modi, the former deputy chief minister of Bihar.
It is reported that with upcoming elections in Uttar Pradesh, Goa, Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, and others, the party will be adding new faces, focusing on several under-represented castes and economical groups. This further added to the idea that a cabinet expansion is upcoming.
The Janata Dal (United) alliance of Bihar BJP legislation has stated that two of its members of parliament be inducted as union ministers. However, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) stated that the ministers will be provided with a cabinet post and a state minister post.