New Delhi, July 9 (IANS): Prime Minister Manmohan Singh met Congress president Sonia Gandhi on Saturday to discuss a likely cabinet reshuffle next week, party sources said. It was their third meeting in three weeks.
"The reshuffle is likely next week, may be as early as Monday," a Congress leader told IANS.
The two leaders are learnt to have discussed the reshuffle at Saturday's meeting.
With Dayanidhi Maran resigning Thursday as textiles minister, a cabinet reshuffle has become further necessary, the party sources said.
President Pratibha Patil returned to Delhi on Friday after a week-long stay in Andhra Pradesh and the government can now effect the reshuffle any time.