04/07/2016 1:54 PM IST | Updated 15/07/2016 8:27 AM IST

Modi To Reshuffle Cabinet On 5 July, Ahead Of Crucial UP Elections

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India Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses a joint meeting of Congress in the House Chamber on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., June 8, 2016. REUTERS/Carlos Barria

NEW DELHI -- The much-talked about expansion of the Union Cabinet is set to take place tomorrow morning, a top government official said today.

Principal spokesperson of the government Frank Norhona tweeted that "cabinet expansion" will take place tomorrow at 11 AM.

There were talks of cabinet expansion for the past several months amid speculation that Prime Minister Narendra Modi could induct new faces from Uttar Pradesh which is going to polls next year.

There is also a vacancy in the Council of Ministers after Sports Minister Sarbananda Sonowal became the Chief Minister of Assam.

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