DMK has decided to join the UPA-led
government, but there is no word of
portfolio allocation for the 13 ministers
already sworn in yet.
The Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh
and UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi will
meet around 9.30 am today to discuss
the portfolio issue. Final work about
the swearing in ceremony will be out
only after the discussion it is believed.
It is expected that around 40 Ministers
of State and 10 Cabinet ministers
may be sworn in on Thursday.
The DMK chief Karunanidhi’s
son M K Azhagiri is likely to get
Chemicals and Fertilizers, Dayanidhi
Maran, Textiles and A Raja, Information
Technology & Communication. S
S Palanimanickan will be MOS for Finance,
D Napolean, Junior minister in Information
and Broadcasting, Jegathrekshakan
MOS Railways and Gandhiselvan MOS,
Rural Development. There is no word
about Kanimozhi as of now.
Other portfolios may be as follows:
Salman Khursheed Minority Affairs
Farooq Abdullah Tourism and Culture
Veerappa Moily Law Minister
C P Joshi Rural Development
Kamal Nath Commerce & Company
Ambika Soni Health
Kapil Sibil HRD