In a strong indication of the Cabinet reshuffle happening within a couple of days, BJP chief Amit Shah is learnt to have taken resignation from scores of ministers on Thursday.
According to reports, Union ministers — Kalraj Mishra, Rajiv Pratap Rudy, Giriraj Singh, Nirmala Sitharaman, Sanjeev Baliyan and Uma Bharti — will be dropped from the council of ministers due to various reasons.
It is learnt that Nirmala Sitharaman would either be made the governor of Tamil Nadu or the state unit president of Bharatiya Janata Party.
On Thursday, BJP chief Amit Shah met PM Narendra Modi. Although BJP has played it down, speculation has it that there will ministers resigning.
BJP however, has said Shah keeps meeting Modi regularly and also pointed out that the meeting comes a day ahead of the beginning of a three-day meeting of the RSS and its allied organisations in Vrindavan.
The BJP has, incidentally, named Mahendra Nath Pandey as its next state unit chief in Uttar Pradesh, where he will replace Keshav Prasad Maurya, who is also one of UP’s two deputy chief ministers.