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Mega rejig of Modi govt: SC, OBC & women ministers from 25 states likely

PM Modi is expected to bring in young faces and give representation to various social groups and regions in the reshuffle.

New Delhi, June 25 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi chairing the Cabinet meeting, in New Delhi on Wednesday. (ANI Photo)

New Delhi: Ahead of the mega rejig, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday met several BJP leaders at his residence.

Home Minister Amit Shah, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, BJP President JP Nadda, Sarbananda Sonowal, GK Reddy, Kiren Rijiju, Jyotiraditya Scindia, Parshottam Rupala, Narayan Rane, Pashupati Paras, RCP Singh and Anupriya Patel met PM Modi today.

The Union Cabinet reshuffle is at 6 pm today. Young faces and women ministers are likely to figure in the reshuffle.

Highlights of New Council of Ministers

* 12 SC Ministers, 2 in Cabinet

* 8 ST Ministers, 3 in Cabinet

* 27 OBC Ministers, 5 in Cabinet

* 5 Minority Ministers, 3 in Cabinet

* 11 Women Ministers, 2 in Cabinet

* 14 Ministers below 50, 6 in Cabinet

* Avg Age of Council: 58 yrs


Experience in new Council of Ministers: 4 former CMs, 18 former Ministers in State Governments, 39 former MLAs

Professionals in Council: 13 Lawyers, 6 Doctors, 5 Engineers, 7 Civil servants

Qualifications: 7 Ministers have PhDs, 3 are MBAs, 68 Graduates

Ministers from 25 States/UTs