Changes with the PM’s backing

April 01 2011

You surely must have seen the prime minister showing new confidence and waxing eloquent and using sher-shayari to face Opposition leader Sushma Swaraj before the Budget session. Even those who barely understand politics have realized that Manmohan Singh is anxious to move out of the shadows of 10, Janpath. The forthcoming central Cabinet reshuffle may be a sign of things to come. This may happen in April or after May 5, when elections in all five states are over. Most people are coveting the law minister’s post. For instance, Kapil Sibal, Abhishek Manu Singhvi, Salman Khurshid, Ashvini Kumar, Pavan Bansal and so on. Sonia feels Kapil Sibal is most suited to the post and the PM wants Ashvini Kumar to take over. But how much can one man Sibal take care of – he already handles the portfolios of human resource and development and telecom. Ghulam Nabi Azad’s name was also considered but after the Niira Radia tapes, he might not stand such a good chance. But the most active is Pavan Bansal, both within the Parliament and outside. It’s like his sleeping ambitions have suddenly woken up.

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