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Modi's new Cabinet expected to perform better, say analysts

Indian PM signals focus in picking mix of experienced hands, heavyweight newcomers

Buoyed by a thumping win at the recent general election, India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi has chosen a new Cabinet comprising experienced hands and heavyweight newcomers, leading analysts to conclude that his focus will be on performance.

The new Cabinet, made up of 58 ministers, including over two dozen new faces, were sworn in on Thursday by President Ram Nath Kovind at the forecourt of Rashtrapati Bhawan, or the presidential mansion.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on June 01, 2019, with the headline 'Modi's new Cabinet expected to perform better, say analysts'. Print Edition | Subscribe