DHARAMSHALA, Feb. 15 -- Chief minister Jai Ram Thakur on Friday hinted that the much-awaited cabinet expansion in the state may possibly take place before the budget session of Himachal Pradesh Vidhan Sabha .

The budget session of the state assembly will begin on February 26. Speaking to journalists at Nurpur in Kangra district, the CM said the cabinet expansion was postponed time and again due to inevitable reasons.

"The matter was also discussed with the high command and the expansion will take place before the budget session,"said Thakur, adding that the new Vidhan Sabha will also be decided soon.

The post of speaker fell vacant after Rajeev Bindal stepped down to become the state BJP chief. Two cabinet berths fell vacant after power ...