UP CM Akhilesh to expand his Cabinet today

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav will on Monday expand his Cabinet in perhaps the last reshuffle of his Council of Ministers ahead of next year’s assembly elections in the state.

Governor Ram Naik will administer oath of office and secrecy to the new ministers at the Raj Bhawan here.

Akhilesh Yadav-led Samajwadi Party Government, which assumed office in 2012, had in the last expansion in October last year inducted five Cabinet Ministers, eight Ministers of State with independent charge and eight Ministers of State.