PM Modi, Amit Shah meet amid reshuffle buzz

Prime Minister Narendra Modi with BJP President Amit Shah at a meeting at the party office in New Delhi (PTI photo)

Amid talks of a reshuffle in the Union Cabinet and recasting of BJP’s decision-making bodies, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday held consultations with party chief Amit Shah and Finance Minister Arun Jaitley.

Though there was no official communication about what transpired in the deliberation among the top brass, sources said it could be linked to the changes in the government and party as the Modi dispensation approaches its second anniversary. A party official, though, noted that the top leaders meet frequently to take stock of the political situation.

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With assembly elections in several states, the one in Uttar Pradesh being the most crucial, approaching, there is likely to be more representation to the state in the government, sources have said. When asked about the reshuffle yesterday, Shah had parried the query saying a decision was yet to be taken.

The changes in party’s national executive are also due after Shah started his second stint early this year.