Chandigarh, Apr 16 (PTI) Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh is likely to meet Congress president Rahul Gandhi in New Delhi later this week to discuss the expansion of the state Cabinet, and a host of other issues.

The chief minister will be meeting Rahul Gandhi in New Delhi later this week, an official source said.

The expansion of the 19-month old Amarinder Singh cabinet has been on the cards for some time now — more than six months .

Those who find their mention in the list doing rounds for a ministerial berth includes O P Soni, Raj Kumar Verka, Bharat Bhushan Ashu, Vijay Inder Singla, Kuljit Nagra, Sukhjinder Randhawa, Rakesh Pandey and Pargat Singh.

After steering the party to a stupendous victory, Amarinder Singh took oath as Punjab chief minister on March 16 last year.

The 76-year-old Amarinder was sworn in as the state’s 26th chief minister along with nine ministers.

Importantly, the chief minister can now only induct nine more ministers in his cabinet.

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