A reshuffle in the Union council of ministers is expected and a final Cabinet meet on this is inevitable within a day or two. This is likely to be a final union election based cabinet on the 2019 general assembly elections. There are reports that some new faces could be inducted into the Cabinet from Bihar. Suresh Prabhu is likely to get a defence minister post. It is said that all the transportation ministry posts will be having a single portfolio. On the other hand, regional parties of Tamil Nadu are putting a break into this development.