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Last Updated : Jun 29, 2011 09:41 AM IST | Source: CNBC-TV18

PM may go in for major cabinet reshuffle

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has decided to finally break his silence amidst criticism that he has been quiet over the Lokpal issue. He will be meeting editors on Wednesday, this, even as he gets ready to reshuffle his team. Sources say it's expected to be a major one.


Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has decided to finally break his silence amidst criticism that he has been quiet over the Lokpal issue. He will be meeting editors on Wednesday, this, even as he gets ready to reshuffle his team. Sources say it's expected to be a major one.


Prime Minister has decided to go in for damage control. He will be meeting editors every week finally breaking his silence to answer uncomfortable questions over Lokpal. This, in the midst of another makeover exercise, a cabinet reshuffle.


The UPA's top four cabinet ministers are at the heart of the mounting speculation over an impending cabinet reshuffle. The most vulnerable appears foreign minister S MK Krishna, who has enjoyed a good rapport with the Prime Minister and Sonia Gandhi. But he could be moved. Should Krishna go, commerce minister Anand Sharma has emerged as a front runner to replace him in external affairs.

Also eyeing the post is P Chidambaram who, sources say, is keen to move out of the home ministry. Another possibility is Chidambaram crossing the road to the defence ministry in place of the incumbent AK Antony. But if Chidambaram does leave the home ministry, the government

First Published on Jun 28, 2011 09:54 pm