Modi’s allies demand funds, Cabinet positions as coalition gears to form India’s new government

Modi's allies demand funds, Cabinet positions as coalition gears to form India's new government


One BJP resource reported that best BJP officials were scheduled to discuss ministerial portfolio with the allies on Thursday, one day before Modi is scheduled to meet with President Droupadi Murmu to explain his claim to shape the future state.

The discussions are a rehash of an earlier time, when Modi seized control with an overwhelming majority in the BJP, when alliance partners fought for opportunities and benefits in exchange for backing coalition governments.

The BJP’s elimination of its bulk unsettled markets and stoked the possibility of a less robust and assured-footed government than the departed one.

But Shivraj Singh Chouhan, a major BJP leader and recently elected lawmaker, told the CNN- News18 TV channel that Modi’s fresh government would last its whole five- year term and” come up with a better performance”.

Despite also gaining a lot of support, a survey conducted on Thursday suggested that a lack of jobs, higher inflation, and declining revenue had cost Modi vote.

Some 30 per share of voters said they were worried about prices, compared to 20 per share prior to the election, according to the Lokniti- CSDS post- vote study published by the Hindu paper.

In a survey for the Hindu conducted before the election, unemployment had been the main concern of 32 per cent of respondents.

Decreasing income and the government’s handling of corruption and fraud were other issues of concern, according to the survey.