Indian PM Modi unveils coalition Cabinet dominated by his party

Indian PM Modi unveils coalition Cabinet dominated by his party

After a surprise election setback that gave his Hindu-nationalist party an overall majority, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi unveiled his coalition government on Monday ( Jun 10 ).

On Sunday, the 71 members of his authorities took the oath of office, with 11 of them going to alliance allies who resigned in exchange for their assistance, including five in the top 30 Cabinet positions.

But Modi’s Bharatiya Janata Party ( BJP) old watch dominate the listing, with key messages intact- signal large plan continuity.

That includes BJP loyalists Rajnath Singh, Amit Shah, Nitin Gadkari, Nirmala Sitharaman and S Jaishankar- the army, decor, travel, finance and foreign ministers both, staying on in their jobs.

Jagat Prakash Nadda, the potent BJP leader, was appointed health secretary.

Civil aviation and Telugu Desam Party ( TDP ), the party’s main ally, are among the positions held by coalition leaders.

Another partnership content include smaller departments like as heavy industry, food handling and fishing.

There are no Arab lawmakers among his second- name lineup, unlike his previous two governments, both formed after his correct- wing BJP won a majority.

Modi’s decade as premier has seen him cultivate an image as an aggressive champion of the country’s majority Hindu faith, worrying minorities including the country’s 200- million- plus Muslim community.

” Honoured to serve Bharat”, Modi wrote after he was sworn into office, using the country’s name in Sanskrit, a word dating back to ancient Hindu scriptures.

Plans for 30 million new homes for poor families were approved at his first Cabinet meeting on Monday evening.

Modi had been forced into quick-fire discussions with his coalition partners in the National Democratic Alliance ( NDA ), whose 293 seats gave him the majority of the parliamentary seats to rule.