Guwahati: Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi effected a major reshuffle in his three and half-year old ministry for the first time Friday introducing new 11 cabinet ministers and three ministers of state with independent charge.
While the induction of JP Nadda in the Narendra Modi Cabinet has enthused his supporters, it has come as a "disappointment" for P K Dhumal group, which had been hoping for inclusion of Dhumal's son and BJYM president Anurag Thakur in the ministry.
BJP and Shiv Sena Saturday appeared to have resolved their differences with the latter deciding to nominate Rajya Sabha member Anil Desai to be included in the Union Cabinet when Prime Minister Narendra Modi reshuffles and expands his ministry tomorrow.
Brushing aside media reports of an imminent cabinet revamp, Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy Wednesday made it clear that his scheduled visit to Delhi tomorrow was not to discuss cabinet rejig with party leaders.
Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy today scotched speculation that a reshuffle of his cabinet was imminent holding that no discussion on the matter had been held in the Congress or with the UDF partners.
Assam Health and Education Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma hinted that that he might voluntarily relinquish his present portfolio to give way to new face after the Lok Sabha polls in a planned reshuffle of the ministerial berths.
The New Year began with fresh trouble within the ruling Congress in Andhra Pradesh following change in portfolio of a minister from Telangana, triggering strong protests from his cabinet colleagues from the region.