Unlike the Modi government, coalition cabinets from 1977 to 2014 have been based on a quota system in which no prime minister has had the privilege of choice, perhaps not even within his own party.
Under Prabhu’s tenure, five northeastern states were included in the broad gauge network and 29 new trains introduced.
Two police cases and a raft of dodgy tweets are part of Anantkumar Hegde’s political legacy.
The ‘Make in India’ campaign, launched under Nirmala Sitharaman’s watch, has so far failed to ignite any significant domestic production. While it is a complex process, her potential for success or failure will be in seeing this through.
Ministers were shuttled in and out, supposedly on the basis of performance. But who will take responsibility for the structural slowing down of India’s economy, poor employment generation and agriculture distress?
With the reshuffle, the strength of the Union council has gone up to 76, just six short of the maximum cap of 82 imposed by Article 72 of the constitution.
Vinod Dua discusses a fresh round of swine flu outbreak that has claimed over a thousand lives and Modi’s cabinet reshuffle.
Recent opinion polls show Abe’s support plunging to below 30%, its lowest since he returned to office in 2012 with a promise to revive Japan’s economy.
Opinion polls on Monday showed Abe’s popularity at its lowest since he returned to power late in 2012, with support of 36% in a recent poll.
While Parrikar set in motion important reform processes, he was unable to cut through his ministry’s byzantine bureaucracy and ends his tenure with a few achievements.
New Delhi: Minority affairs minister Najma Heptulla, who turned 75 in April, resigned today from the Union Cabinet citing ‘personal reasons’ along with minister of state for heavy industries G M Siddeshwara. Announcing their resignations, a Rashtrapati Bhawan communique said these have been accepted. There was speculation last week when […]
The BJP is keen to directly challenge the Samajwadi Party in the state electoral battle and reduce the fight to the politics of religious polarisation.
Irani’s tenure will be remembered for it complete departure from a public-funded education system towards greater privatisation and saffronisation.
The biggest loser is Modi himself, because he has squandered the opportunity for a course correction that his government, his party, and India badly need.
New Delhi: Controversial HRD minister leader Smriti Irani has been shifted from the key education portfolio to textiles and replaced by Prakash Javadekar – newly elevated to cabinet rank – in an expansion of the union council of ministers and reshuffle which saw several other changes. The shifting of Irani, whose two-year tenure in […]
Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced the second reshuffle and expansion of the union cabinet on Tuesday morning.
The cabinet expansion reflects caste calculations to fix emerging weaknesses in Gujarat, Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan. It hardly has anything to do with merit even as there is consensus that the cabinet suffers from a considerable talent deficit.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced the union government’s second cabinet reshuffle and expansion on Tuesday morning.
Al-Abadi’s reshuffle to bring five technocrats into his cabinet had generated social and political opposition.