Prime Minister Narendra Modi may likely to reshuffle his leadership this spring to reinvigorate stalled economic reforms.
Piyush Goyal may be moved to finance while Arun Jaitley to get defence portfolio in a cabinet. reshuffle likely after February 29. The government has overseen rapid economic growth but failed on tax and land reforms. The BJP-led alliance has faced widespread criticism for failing to get key economic bills like the Goods and Services Tax (GST) cleared in Parliament due to non-cooperation from a Congress-led Opposition.
BJP faces a crucial election test in the most populous state of Uttar Pradesh in 2017 and it needs to win to hold on to power nationally in 2019.