Prime Minister Narendra Modi is expected to reshuffle his cabinet in preparation for important state polls and the 2024 national election, which is just nine months away.
This move has been anticipated for months, but recent meetings between BJP president JP Nadda and various ministers and party leaders have intensified speculation.
Sources suggest that the changes will be announced before the monsoon session of parliament begins on 20 July.
In recent days, several ministers have visited the BJP's headquarters in Delhi to meet Nadda.
Among them was Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, who was one of the first to discuss with the BJP chief.
Kiren Rijiju, who recently stepped down as Law Minister, and Arjun Ram Meghwal, his successor, have both held discussions with Nadda.
Other ministers involved in these discussions include SP Baghel, the Minister of State for Health, Gajendra Singh Shekhawat, the Water Resources Minister, Bhupendra Yadav, the Environment Minister, and Pralhad Singh Patel, the Minister of State for Food Processing.
These meetings have sparked speculation about ministers being reassigned to party roles and the introduction of new ministers.
There are also rumours that Nirmala Sitharaman, a member of Rajya Sabha, may be requested to run in the Lok Sabha election.
In the past two days, the BJP has implemented organizational changes by appointing new chiefs in various states.
G Kishan Reddy, the Union Culture Minister, has been given responsibility for Telangana, leading to speculation about other ministers being assigned state responsibilities.
Additionally, Sunil Jakhar, a former member of the Congress party, has been appointed as the BJP chief in Punjab, and Babulal Marandi has been given the same role in Jharkhand.
The upcoming changes are expected to have an impact on individuals from states where elections are scheduled to take place shortly, including Telangana, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, and Chhattisgarh.
During the meeting with the BJP chief, the majority of the ministers present were from states where elections are imminent.
Among them were Shekhawat from Rajasthan, Patel and Jyotiraditya Scindia from Madhya Pradesh.
It is possible that the ministers were also summoned for consultations regarding potential candidates from their respective states who could be brought into the Centre.
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