Yogi likely to expand cabinet today ahead of UP elections | India News

NEW DELHI: Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath is likely to expand his cabinet on Sunday, just months ahead of the crucial assembly elections in the state.
The expansion will take place at Raj Bhavan this evening, news agency ANI reported quoting sources.
Sources said that at least seven to eight new ministers may be inducted into the cabinet.
TOI had earlier reported that the expansion is likely to amplify the OBC push in the reshuffle of the central council of ministers effected recently.
Representation for communities like Kurmi, Nishad and Rajbhar is in sync with the central leadership’s concerted bid to promote OBC leaders.
A record 27 OBC leaders were included in the central government in the recent reshuffle.
Meanwhile, there has also been a discussion within the party about the need to accommodate some allies like Apna Dal and Nishad Party.
Assembly elections are likely to be held in UP early next year. In 2017, the BJP had stormed to power by winning 312 out of the total 403 seats.

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