Calling the Cabinet reshuffle, which will take place tomorrow, as a ‘futile exercise’ Congress leader Tom Vadakkan today said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi should instead shift his focus on the non-performing ministers.
“Reshuffle should be about merits and performance…There are ministries, whose performance is much wanting and the Prime Minister should focus on that instead of trying to showcase and do cosmetic changes to garner votes,” he told ANI.
The Congress and the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Monday appeared to be on the same page ahead of the reshuffle of the Union Cabinet, saying the sinking ship at the Centre was making cosmetic changes to garner votes in the upcoming assembly polls scheduled next year.
Meanwhile, AAP leader Ashutosh also trained guns at the BJP-led NDA Government and said that nothing would happen by bringing in cosmetic changes as the ruling dispensation has been a complete failure.
The reshuffle is important as the government needs to fill vacancies before the commencement of the Monsoon Session of Parliament that begins July 18.
According to sources, with elections in Uttar Pradesh due in March next year, the reshuffle is expected to boost several leaders from the BJP, and its allies in Uttar Pradesh.