Cabinet reshuffle underway: PM
"It is work in progress," he said at an interaction with a group of editors when asked about widespread speculation that the Cabinet would be reshuffled early next month.
He refused to say whether it would be a major or a minor exercise. Nor did he say when the reshuffle would take place, saying "I cannot predict".
There has been persistent media speculation that there would be a rejig of the Union Council of Ministers before Parliament meets from August one.
A number of ministers are having dual portfolios, Railways is without a Cabinet minister following Mamata Banerjee taking over as West Bengal Chief Minister. It is also being speculated that Dayanidhi Maran, Textiles Minister who finds himself at the centre of a 2G controversy, may be dropped.