Cabinet expansion of Modi govt: A 'stunt' to bring Acche din for BJP and people?

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Amid lots of hype and hoopla, much expected Cabinet expansion of Modi government took place on Sunday night. In this expansion round, the Prime Minister Narendra Modi has tried to give a new look to his cabinet and has rewarded all those who have well proven track record in their field.

Though critics are questioning the move saying it's like old wine in new bottle. And that stem from the fact that earlier Modi Government had underlined that they believed in 'minimum government and maximum governance' and that is why they initially had smallest cabinet with only 44 members. But within six months that became 65 after induction of 21 new members in the team on Sunday night.

Further critics say that new dispensation has taken decision keeping election in the mind. Some have been inducted despite his controversial past. In Bihar, Assembly election is scheduled in 2016 while in one of the crucial state Uttar Pradesh it is in 2017.

Here is the analysis about the new team of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Technocrats on board to give a push to reform agenda

It is well known fact that India is still struggling with the flagging economy. Though the condition has improved in recent times after new Government took rein, but still much needs to be done to put economy back on the track. With that motive, NDA government has brought in a team with three technocrats- CA, IIT graduate and Harvard educated management expert.

Former Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrika who is the new Defence Minister now is a IIT-Bombay graduate. He has knack of good administration who can take strong decision at times. At a time when number of defence projects is in offing and lots of acquisitions has to happen, a brilliant minded man having judicious power is needed.

Secondly, Suresh Prabhu a former CA is now new railway minister replacing Sadanand Gowda. He has good track record in giving spur to the power sector during Atal Bihari vajpayee Government. At that time his aura was so much that even Shiv Sena chief Balasaheb Thackerkay used to consult him on important matter. Moreover he is also known for his work on river linking projects.

Third is Harvard University graduate Jayant Sinha who will assist Finance Minister Arun jaitely . Jayant, son of Yashwant Sinha having dept knowledge of corporate governance will definitely prove his mettle in Finance sector. All three will definitely resuscitate moribund economy of the country.

Eye on Assembly election in Hindi heartland
Surely some politicians have been given plum offer keeping Assembly election in mind in the Hindi heartland states of Uttar Pradesh and Bihar. Both the States together account for 120 parliamentary seats will go for the State election in one or two years. Now Uttar Pradesh's share in Modi's cabinet is 13 after 4 new faces was inducted on Sunday night.

Similarly, from Bihar total 8 are in the Cabinet after Rajiv Pratap Rudy, Bhumihar leader Giriraj Singh and once RJD chief Lalu yadav's 'hanuman' Ram Kripal Yadav came on board.


Giriraj Singh is known for his aggression and pro Modi approach. Once he had said that people who are opposing Narendra Modi should go to Pakistan.

They have no right to live in India. Recently he got entangled into new controversy when a big sum of amount recovered from his home. Despite these controversy he has been promoted in the party.

That itself says that BJP is not leaving any stone unturned to score high in State election. Rudy who defeated former Chief Minister of Bihar Rabri Devi in Lok Sabha eelection is known for his killing instinct. Ram Kripal Yadav has good yadav base along with Singh having clout among Bhumihar community will work wonder in coming poll.

In UP, BJP has added muscle to its poll prospect having four ministers onboard .

These are Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi, Mahesh Sharma, Ram Shankar Katheria and Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti. Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi is being project to lure Muslim voters in the state.

Similarly others are inducted keeping caste factor in mind.

Harsha Vardhan's protfolio changed keeping Delhi election in mind

Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan has been transferred to low profile Science and technology ministry in new round of cabinet expansion. It is being seen as a step keeping Delhi Assembly election in mind where Vardhan is the known face.

The Indian express report also says that some tobacco lobbyist is behind this decision. He had opened a cudgel against them and that was not auguring well among top echelons of the government.

But point is if he has been transferred keeping Delhi election in mind then that is definitely welcome step. The Delhi BJP unit is struggling because there is no known face to the party who can challenge the rising opposition like Arvind Kejriwal led AAP.

Will maximum politics gain in the long run?
Now after this cabinet rejig over, it is expected that Government must deliver on the big promises they made during election campaigning.

Narendra Modi has his choice of team now. He has brought up experts from the respective fields. So, let's hope the Acche din is in sight.

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