The Bhagwant Mann-led government in Punjab may soon expand its cabinet by making at least five MLAs as ministers. Party sources gave this information on Saturday.
With the addition of five more ministers, the number of Mann-led cabinet will increase to 15 including the chief minister.
After the Aam Aadmi Party formed the government after a landslide victory in the 2022 assembly elections, Mann-led cabinet inducted 10 MLAs as ministers.
There are 18 berths in the cabinet including the Chief Minister.
At present, there are nine ministers in the cabinet led by Mann. In May, Health Minister Vijay Singla was sacked from the state cabinet on corruption charges.
According to party sources, a woman and a Hindu face are likely to participate in the cabinet expansion.
At least one MLA, who has been a two-time MLA, is also likely to be included.
The Aam Aadmi Party returned to power during the state assembly elections, winning 92 seats in the 117-member Punjab Assembly.