Amid uncertainty looming large over the cabinet expansion, the Modi government may soon appoint Governors in nine states namely; Assam, Himachal Pradesh, Bihar, Punjab, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Manipur, Tripura and Telangana.
Najma Heptullah, Yashwat Sinha and former army chief V P Malik may be first ones to be given gubernatorial jobs. Sinha has brightest prospects of being made J&K Governor whereas Najma Heptullah is expected to be sent to MP.
Kabindra Purkayastha (a former minister in Vajpayee cabinet) is also being considered for the job.
Former MP CM Kailash Joshi, former Union minister Jayawantiben Mehta and former MP Lal Muni Choube are also in the reckoning.