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Ahead of the Union Cabinet re-shuffle, Labour Minister Bandaru Dattatreya on Friday resigned from his Cabinet post.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will effect the third reshuffle of his Council of Ministers on Sunday morning, for which the process has already been set in motion with the resignations of seven ministers.

It will be the third such exercise since he took over as the Prime Minister in May 2014.

While the media is full of reports on the ministers likely to be dropped and the likely new inductees, the above question has remained unaddressed.

This is one of the key metrics on which the Prime Minister is undertaking the Cabinet reshuffle.

Shah had met Modi on Thursday and the two leaders are understood to have finalised the changes in the council of ministers. Finance minister Arun Jaitley and science and technology minister Harsh Vardhan are holding the additional charge of defence and environment portfolio.

Most notable, Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu, who saw massive criticism over the recent train derailments and CAG reports of poor quality and service, is expected to be shifted to another department, say sources. Of these four parliamentarians, Khanduri, Koshiyari and Nishank have helmed the state as former chief ministers.

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A couple of ministers from Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Karnataka and JD U are expected to take oath.

It is speculated that NPP national president Conrad Sangma, who is also a Lok Sabha MP from Tura and BJP bigwig from Assam, Himanta Biswa Sarma who is also the state Finance Minister will likely be the new faces in the PM Modi cabinet.

Ganga rejuvenation was the pet project of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, and Balyan and his boss, Uma Bharti, seems to have not made any visible progress in it. India's almost Rs 20,000 crore plan to clean the holy Ganga river is badly behind schedule, with large stretches contaminated by toxic waste and sewage, forcing Modi to intervene. Besides, equally interlinked is the issue of gubernatorial appointments and the government is likely to announce seven or eight new state governors, many of whom may be from the present Cabinet.

The Cabinet reshuffle will be closely watched to gauge the message PM Modi wishes to send ahead of the 2019 General Elections.

With the Nitish Kumar-led JD (U) also likely to join the government, its leaders RCP Singh, who is also JD (U)'s parliamentary party leader in the Rajya Sabha, and Santosh Kumar are the likely picks from the new NDA ally.

While there are some vacancies, a number of senior ministers are also holding dual portfolios.

But the seats are limited as the current strength of the council of ministers, including the prime minister, is 73 and the maximum number can not go beyond 81.

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