In July, M Venkaiah Naidu resigned from the union cabinet after being picked up as the NDA nominee for the post of vice president of India. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi plans to reshuffle his cabinet over the next two days and some mid-level ministers have offered fo quit to pave the way for changes, sources in the party and aides to the ministers said.
The ministers who are holding dual portfolios such as Arun Jaitley, Smriti Irani, Harsh Vadhan are likely to be relieved from one ministry.
He had served as the Cabinet Minister of Law, Justice and Company Affairs and as the Minister of State of Surface Transport from March 1998 to April 1999.
Those Ministers who resigned so far include: Uma Bharti, Rajiv Pratap Rudy, Faggan Singh, Sanjeev Balyan, Bandaru Dattatreya and Mahendra Nath Pandey.
The assembly elections in Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and Chhattisgarh next year could also play a factor in the choice of inductions made by the BJP regime.
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Suresh Prabhu, whose railways ministry has been blighted by train accidents - mainly derailments - and reports of poor quality and service, may be shifted to another department, sources say.
AIADMK leader Thambidurai had met Shah on Thursday, and he, besides party leaders P Venugopal and V Maitreyan, may be the likely representatives from the Tamil Nadu party if it decides to join the government.
One of the key issues that AIADMK leaders need to be resolve is that the merged party does not yet have the party symbol that is still held by the VK Sasikala faction of the party, headed by her nephew TTV Dhinakaran. However, NCP leader Praful Patel on August 28 denied the speculations in a Tweet.
Former Mumbai police commissioner and Baghpat MP Satya Pal Singh, may be brought as a Union minister. The formula consists of and excel sheet with performance ratings of the existing ministers of the Modi Cabinet.
The BJP president Amit Shah has conducted discussions with eight Union Ministers separately.