Nation At 9: Has PM Modi gone back on his 'Minimum government, Maximum governance' promise?

| Tuesday, July 5, 2016 - 23:03
First Published |

The PM expanded his government today taking on board 19 leaders. The 19 faces, who took oath today as new ministers at the centre, were picked after an exhaustive vetting and selection process to find the best talent.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi said the expansion of his council of ministers will reflect "budget focus and priorities". BJP sources say leaders were assessed for the value they would bring to the council of ministers and asserted that today's expansion marks a firm departure from the usual routine of frequent changes based on caste, religion and other political considerations.
The opposition disputes this, asking several probing questions which we will put to debate to test the govt and BJP'S defence of the cabinet expansion.

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