News Analysis

Modi's Cabinet of old hands and heavyweight newcomers must perform

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

The new Cabinet, comprising of 58 ministers, including over two dozen new faces, were sworn in on Thursday (May 30) by President Ram Nath Kovind at the forecourt of Rashtrapati Bhawan or the presidential mansion.

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