Thursday, May 28, 2009

Post Elections - A new beginning

Elections 2009 are over and results are out. Congress with it's few allies is back in power. And the first few things one notices is:

A much more stable government without allies pressure
A stronger Manmohan Singh which may mean more impetus on reforms
A return to dynasty with more than 20% of ministers so far sworn in kins of senior leaders
While merit has been the criteria for a few, more or less loyalty to the family has been given the importance. What else can justify inclusion / promotion of people like Veerapa Moily, Vilasrao Deshmukh, Ambika Soni.
More minority representation (than earlier governments) - While 5 ministers are Muslims, 3 are Sikhs (including PM) and Christians have the lion's share with 8 ministries, which means nearly 10% of the total cabinet.

Now that the ministers are in place, all eyes on PM's promise to turn aorund the economy in the furst 100 days.

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