By Mayank Jain:
Nawaz Sharif has just arrived in Delhi for the big day today. Indian democracy stands vindicated as the electorate voted out the ruling alliance of UPA after two successive terms and the clear mandate went to BJP led NDA which won with record number of seats that any party has managed so far.
The SAARC heads and the Prime Minister of Malaysia have been invited for the grand ceremony that will take place in Rashtrapati Bhawan today. Narendra Modi is the third Prime Minister to take oath from the forecourt of the Rashtrapati Bhawan while it is the first for any Pakistan head of state to attend the swearing in of an Indian Prime Minister.
The ceremony will reveal the long anticipated cabinet of ministers that has fuelled speculations and guesswork from all quarters as people try to permute the possibilities and assign ministries to the probable candidates. The cabinet is expected to be leaner and sharper to execute authority without much red tape, given the much needed boost to lax governance that the country has seen so far.
Speculation is rife that the cabinet will include grouped ministries that are complementary in nature and a minister can be appointed to look over the ministers to ensure “smart governance” and bring down the number of layers in processes that slow down work and promise the culture of fast, efficient decision making that doesn’t fall prey to red tape and hopefully, corruption.
As many as 45 people are expected to be sworn in today at the Rashtrapati Bhawan ceremony after Modi takes oath as India’s 15th PM.Â Hopefuls for the list of ministers include: Sushma Swaraj, Arun Jaitely, Nitin Gadkari, Rajnath Singh, Venkaiah Naidu, VK Singh, Sumitra Mahajan etc.
A new ‘Modi Era’ is definitely dawning upon us and now it is upon the man who enticed Gujarat over all these years to rise up to the occasion and expectations of the people and deliver.
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