Modi to chair meeting of council of ministers

New Delhi:Prime Minister Narendra Modi will meet his council of ministers on Friday evening to review progress in implementation of various government initiatives.

It will be his first such meeting since the reshuffle of the council of ministers in July this year. Modi is likely to be apprised by the new ministers of the work done by them since assuming charge of their portfolios.

A BJP leader said that Modi will also review implementation of budgetary and cabinet decisions at the meeting. 

BJP sources said that the meeting comes days ahead of a coordination meeting of the party's top leaders with those of Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh.

The BJP had last week convened a meeting of its core groups of various states which was addressed by Modi. 

BJP has also convened a meeting of its chief ministers on Saturday which will be addressed by Modi as well as party chief Amit Shah. 

"All these meetings are sort of stock-taking exercises before the coordination meeting with RSS on August 29 in Delhi," a BJP leader said.