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- Rawat’s deadline till July 10 ends, process may start from Tuesday
After the last brainstorming on the performance of his ministers on Sunday, Captain Amarinder Singh can start the process of possible changes in the cabinet. After the review, which continued throughout the day on Saturday, there have been indications of changing the 4 ministers who were in controversy or change of departments to improve the image of the government. These include the names of Sukhbinder Singh Sukh Sarkaria, Sadhu Singh Dharamsot, Charanjit Singh Channi and Bharat Bhushan Ashu, Aruna Chaudhary and Gurpreet Kangar.
There is also a preparation to make a new appointment on a vacant post. According to sources associated with the CMO office, it is also possible to change the portfolios of some ministers in the new cabinet. Sports Minister Rana Gurmit Singh Sodhi is doing the work of coordination between various leaders and the Chief Minister these days.
Medical Research Minister OP Soni could also be named. In this change, the preference of Dalit leaders, general and senior, junior leaders will be fully taken care of. On the other hand, the deadline of July 10 to clear the picture of Punjab Congress by Punjab in-charge Harish Rawat has ended. According to party sources in Delhi, the decision regarding Punjab could have been announced by the high command but it was postponed due to the death of former Himachal CM Virbhadra Singh.
Singla leads the race for PPCC chief
According to sources, Vijayinder Singh Singla continues to lead the race for PPCC chief. If he is given this post, then the charge of the Minister of School Education can be given to some other leader. The name has not been finalized yet, as only the high command will seal Singla’s appointment as the chief. For some time now, there is pressure to give the post of PPCC chief to a Hindu leader.
Young and energetic leaders will be included in the cabinet
The Captain wants to give priority to young leaders in the new cabinet. Among them, the names of MLAs Amarinder Singh Raja Vading, Kuljit Singh Nagra, Navtej Singh Cheema and Sangat Singh Gillchiyan are in discussion. Sources say that MLAs Rakesh Pandey and Rana Gurjit Singh may get a place in the cabinet. Two of these may be inducted in lieu of two ministers to be replaced.