New Delhi: Congress General Secretary Rahul Gandhi is all set to begin new innings as a minister in Manmohan Singh’s government.

It is assumed that in the Cabinet reshuffle, which is likely very soon, Rahul Gandhi could be given the important portfolio of either defence or human resource or rural development. Notably, Manmohan Singh had recently said that Rahul Gandhi is more than welcome to join the government.

The expansion and reshuffle of the cabinet is likely to take place in the second week of September. The monsoon session of Parliament will also end by then.

Rahul Gandhi after being given the portfolio of defence will also be included in the Congress core committee. As a Human Resource Minister he will get ample opportunity to connect with the youths and take their thoughts ahead. And if he is made the rural development minister then MANREGA may get a new definition.

Senior party leaders of the Congress are of the view that Rahul Gandhi should be given an important portfolio before making him the Prime Ministerial candidate. Earlier a lot has been said in the party about giving Rahul Gandhi a significant role. Reacting to this Sonia Gandhi had recently clarified that Rahul himself would decide his role in the party and the government.  

(JPN/Bureau)

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