Cabinet reshuffle tomorrow

New Delhi: The much-talked about reshuffle of the Union Council of Ministers will take place on Tuesday evening, sources said.

This follows a meeting between Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Congress president Sonia Gandhi on Monday morning in which finishing touches were understood to have been given to the proposed changes.

This was the fourth meeting of the two leaders in recent days.

The reshuffle is expected to take place at 5 p.m., the sources said.

Nearly 10 to 12 Ministers including new entrants from the Trinamool Congress and the Congress are likely to be involved in the reshuffle.

Sources said that the Trinamool Congress chief whip in the Lok Sabha Sudip Bandhyopadhyay may get a berth and could be inducted as Minister of State.

The talk in Congress party circles is that if the exercise was ’more fundamental’, then there would be several changes in the Cabinet at the middle level.