PM promises `more expansive` reshuffle after budget session

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Wednesday promised a "more expansive exercise" after the budget session of parliament concludes in May, kindling hopes of many ministerial hopefuls who could not be accommodated in this reshuffle.

Last Updated: Jan 20, 2011, 00:26 AM IST

New Delhi: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Wednesday promised a "more expansive exercise" after the budget session of parliament concludes in May, kindling hopes of many ministerial hopefuls who could not be accommodated in this reshuffle.
"This is a minor reshuffle and after the budget session of parliament, we will do a more expansive exercise," Manmohan Singh told reporters after the first reshuffle of his ministry in the tenure of the United Progressive Alliance-II.

He was replaying to a question on what was his message after the induction of six ministers at a brief ceremony at Rashtrapati Bhavan.
In Wednesday`s reshuffle, three junior ministers were elevated to cabinet rank and three new ministers of state were brought in to shore up the image of his 19-month-old government buffeted by corruption scandals and charges of non-performance.

IANS