Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh is likely to meet Congress president Rahul Gandhi in New Delhi later this week to discuss the expansion of the state Cabinet, and a host of other issues.
The chief minister will be meeting Rahul Gandhi in New Delhi later this week, an official source said.
The expansion of the 19-month old Amarinder Singh cabinet has been on the cards for some time now — more than six months .
Those who find their mention in the list doing rounds for a ministerial berth includes O P Soni, Raj Kumar Verka, Bharat Bhushan Ashu, Vijay Inder Singla, Kuljit Nagra, Sukhjinder Randhawa, Rakesh Pandey and Pargat Singh.
After steering the party to a stupendous victory, Amarinder Singh took oath as Punjab chief minister on March 16 last year.
The 76-year-old Amarinder was sworn in as the state’s 26th chief minister along with nine ministers.
Importantly, the chief minister can now only induct nine more ministers in his cabinet. PTI