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Modi cabinet reshuffle decoded: Here is exactly what it means

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The optics of a lady defence minister apart, prime minister Narendra Modi’s cabinet reshuffle was clearly aimed at plugging gaps in critical ministries where, for one reason or another, performance was obviously poor. With no permanent minister since Manohar Parrikar resigned to become Goa chief minister, apart from the obvious tensions with Pakistan and China, a full-time defence minister was need to kickstart the defence ministry’s stalled Make-in-India programme—Nirmala Sitharaman was a good choice given her reputation and attention to detail while implementing reforms. Similarly, despite the government’s new narrative about converting job-seekers into job-givers, it is obvious the ministers in charge of employment and skilling were doing a poor job—it is true no major labour reform can get passed without the prime minister’s approval, but efficient ministers go the extra mile to push........

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