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Modi to expand his Cabinet soon

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Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar on joining Union Cabinet said that the party has given him green signal to accept any new assignment, if offered.

Addressing a press Conference at the Secretariat in Panaji on Thursday, Parrikar said that it is the prerogative of Prime Minister whom he wants to induct in the Cabinet.

He said Party President has given clearance and indicated me to accept any such assignment given by the Prime Minister.

Parrikar said the BJP parliamentary Board is to meet in Delhi on Saturday and the final decision on Cabinet reshuffle will be taken in it.

AIR correspondent quoting sources reports that the expansion is likely to take place on Sunday a day before Prime Minister leaves for a tri-nation tour to attend ASEAN and G-20 Summits.

The names of Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar, former Congress leader from Haryana, Chaudhary Birendra Singh, BJP General Secretary Jagat Prakash Nadda, party vice-president Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi and former Union Minister Suresh Prabhu, are making rounds for ministerial berths.

It will be the first expansion of the Modi government since it came to power in May.

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