PM Narendra Modi's Cabinet: Who is Likely to Get What

On the day of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's swearing-in ceremony, all eyes are on his Cabinet. While there is no confirmation yet on who will get what Cabinet berth, sources are saying that Modi's Cabinet is going to be a small one.

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According to sources, BJP President Rajnath Singh will be the new Home Minister in Modi's cabinet. BJP leader JP Nadda is set to become the new party president. Arun Jaitley remains the frontrunner for Finance, while Arun Shourie is poised for the post of government advisor or deputy chairman of the Planning Commission.

BJP leader Sushma Swaraj is the frontrunner for the Ministry of External Affairs. Sources also suggest that Murli Manohar Joshi and LK Advani may not get Cabinet posts while Venkaiah Naidu, Ananth Kumar and Menaka Gandhi are more likely to get Cabinet berths. Sumithra Mahajan remains in contention along with Karia Munda for the Lok Sabha Speaker's post.

Kalraj Mishra is likely to be included in the Cabinet as the HRD Minister while Nitin Gadkari is poised to take over a combination of important infrastructure ministries. Ravi Shankar Prasad is likely to be next Information and Broadcasting Minister and Nripendra Mishra will take over as the Principal Secretary to the Prime Minister, say sources.

TDP Leader Ashok Gajapathy Raju and Shiv Sena leader Anant Geete are also likely to be given Cabinet berths.

Source: IBNLive