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Modi reshuffles cabinet: A fulltime woman Defense Minister

Modi reshuffles cabinet: A fulltime woman Defense Minister”

That the Aadhaar UID scheme is somewhat of a model for the Modi government's governance side of things can't be underplayed.

In Modi raj, journalists covering the government don't get to break news.

Junior ministers Dharmendra Pradhan, Piyush Goyal, Nirmala Sitharaman and Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi were promoted to Cabinet ministers. Some talked about another "Kamaraj Plan". Jaitley, for instance, has been put in charge of the Gujarat elections.

With performance as the yardstick, Piyush Goyal was shifted from power to railways, to replace Suresh Prabhu, whose tenure saw a spate of railway accidents. Anurag Thakur was made once such contender. According to the sources, the six ministers have resigned to give their place to some new faces that include Rajiv Pratap Rudy, Faggan Singh Kulaste, Sanjeev Balyan, Mahendra Nath Pandey, Kalraj Mishra and Bandaru Dattatreya. 4Ps are: passion + proficiency + professional & political acumen.

Further taking a jibe at Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Amit Shah, the article said that the former is playing his dirty politics. The days of "leaks" and "inspired stories" are well and truly over.

Many analysts and the government itself had thought that up to three trillion rupees stashed by black money hoarders would not come back that would deal a blow to such people. The reshuffle was necessary, as there were some senior vacancies created by the resignations of Manohar Parikar as Defence Minister to return to Goa as CM, and that of Venkaiah Naidu who held the portfolio of Information and Broadcasting and was elected as Vice President of India, and the death of Anil Dave who held the Environment Ministry. This would mean that she would naturally become part of the Cabinet Committee on Security.

Another big message from the overhaul is that performance has been rewarded. Dharmendra Pradhan was promoted as oil and gas minister.

Modi also utilised the opportunity to change some portfolios. More than 9 new ministers are likely to be inducted. Politically, BJP leaders suggest that the elevation was well deserved given the political contributions of Goyal and Pradhan, apart from their work as ministers of state with independent charge. Could he have been a better fit in MEA? P Radhakrishnan, Minister of State in Shipping, lost Road Transport and Highways and got Finance. Some thought he might have excelled in Urban Affairs, given his long standing career in DDA. Singh, who was country's home secretary earlier, is considered to be a good administrator, but his talent of foreseeing the ever changing scenarios in renewable energy will be tested in this new position.

Have the PM and the BJP President turned conventional wisdom on its head?

Also why was non-performance not factored? The Home Minister Rajnath Singh too asked to be relieved, but apparently stayed back after intervention from RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat.

The inclusion of Karnataka leader Hegde is also attracted criticism as he is said to have several criminal cases against him and there's a video of him doing the rounds in which he assaulted a doctor in a hospital. Second, it was expected that the reshuffle would reflect Modi's plan for the 2019 Lok Sabha elections.



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