Akhilesh Yadav To Expand His Cabinate Today


Uttar Pradesh Chief Minsiter Akhilesh Yadav will on Monday expand his Cabinate in perhaps the last reshuffle of his council of Minister ahead of next year’ assembly elections in the state.

Governor Ram Naik will administer oath of office secrecy to the new minister at the Raj Bhavan here.

Akhilesh Yadav-led Samajwadi Party Government, which assumed office in 2012, had in the last expansion in October last year inducted five Cabinet Ministers, eight Ministers of State with independent charge and eight Ministers of State.

The Samajwadi Party had on Saturday revoked its merger with gangster-turned-politician Mukhtar Ansari?s Qaumi Ekta Dal (QEM).

Senior Samajwadi Party leader Ram Gopal Yadav said that Uttar Pradesh Minister Balram Yadav, who was sacked by the Chief Minister, apparently for facilitating merger will also be taken into the state Cabinet.

The merger of the two parties was announced on June 21 by Samajwadi Party spokesman and senior Cabinet Minister Shipal Yadav, who is the brother of Akhilesh's father and party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav.