Two old guards, Sharda Pratap Shukla and Ravidas Mehrotra, would be sworn in as Ministers of State in the Akhilesh Yadav-led government.
The president of Samajwadi Yuvjan Sabha Sanjay Lathar has also secured his berth in the ministry. The choice of fourth minster could be a close race between Ashu Malik and Sangram Singh Yadav, son of the sacked minister Balram Yadav.
This will be seventh expansion of the Akhilesh Yadav ministry after the Samajwadi Party assumed power in 2012.
Governor Ram Naik will administer the oath of office and secrecy to four new ministers on 27 June at 11 am, which was confirmed by the Raj Bhawan.