Cabinet Expansion: PM Modi to meet Council of Ministers tomorrow

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will chair a meeting of the Union Council of Ministers tomorrow, which is likely to discuss the Covid situation and may also review the functioning of a few ministries, sources said today.

The meeting will be held virtually on Wednesday evening, the sources told news agency Press Trust of India. The work done by the Road and Transport Ministry and Civil Aviation and Telecom ministries may be reviewed in the meeting, the sources told Press Trust of India. A wider discussion on the COVID-19 situation is also likely during the meeting, they added.

The meeting is being held a week after Prime Minister Modi held meetings with ministers both Cabinet and Minister of State rank in different groups to review the performance of their respective ministries.

These meetings were held at the Prime Minister’s official residence and BJP chief JP Nadda was present in most of these meetings.

Political observers and BJP sources fell the council of ministers meeting assumes significance as it is held at a time when there is speculation of a cabinet expansion and reshuffle.

PM Modi had last week held a meeting with ministers both Cabinet and Ministers of State – to review the performance of their ministries. The meeting was held at the Prime Minister’s official residence. These meetings are usually undertaken ahead of a cabinet reshuffle or expansion.