New Delhi, July 31: Home Minister P Chidambaram is likely to shift to the Finance Ministry vacated by Pranab Mukherjee, who is now the President of India.
Sushil Kumar Shinde, who is the Power Minister, is expected to get Chidambaram’s Home portfolio, according to TV reports.
Corporate Affairs Minister M. Veerappa Moily is likely to take additional charge of power.
The changes are to be made through a Cabinet reshuffle ahead of the monsoon session of Parliament starting August 8.
According to sources, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, who had kept the finance portfolio with himself after Mukherjee became the President, has decided to appoint Chidambaram in his place.
Chidambaram has held the Finance Ministry twice. Chidambaram’s appointment as the head of the Group of Ministers (GoM) on telecom is also an indication that government is willing to take on the opposition.
A complete reshuffle is further expected after the monsoon session of Parliament in September. (ANI)