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CA Dr Sunil Gupta
The PM and his ministers- An evaluation 27 May, 2014
Did you at any time in the past hear that the prime leader of the nation has called in for the CVs of the elected representatives? Mr. Modi did this. You can expect such measures from a leader who has delivered real work in the state of Gujarat, which observed dreadful events in terms of communal riots and earthquake.
Wasn’t it amazing to watch the new Prime Minister of India in his swearing-in when almost every other member present at the ceremony was accompanied by relatives/ spouse, and the PM’s mother was witnessing his son at television? I can say that this person has nothing to lose- The key reason why India must be proud to have elected Mr. Modi as the new administrator of the state.

Arun Jaitley, Rajnath Singh, Uma Bharti, Ravishankar Prasad, Sushma Swaraj, and Nitin Gadkari, who have been chosen to lead from the front, have years to prove their competence. And, those alleging this to be the extension of responsibilities to unproven personalities, must know that this team has helped the BJP attain the requisite numbers in the general polls.

Though it is quite early to depict the success or failure of the new government at the center; I am sure that the leader and his team of highly experienced members would be capable enough to comprehend the strengths and weaknesses, along with threats and opportunities so as to bring in the much-awaited viability.

Let us now move on and analyze a few vital aspects. I heard many criticizing the inclusion of Smriti Irani in the PM’s cabinet. Is it justifiable to weigh the aptitude of a person in such a vague manner? Those criticizing her inclusion are only concerned with her past association with the entertainment industry. Her deliveries as an active member of the BJP since past many years aren’t paid heed to.

I remember the day when the results were being announced on the 16th of May and Mr. Rahul Gandhi was many a time on the verge of losing. I can also recall Irani’s assertive dialogues during campaigning and her fluency in the Hindi language. Those being adjudicators must look at the complete picture.

Next, many are also taking about the consolidation of ministries/ departments and the trimmed down size of the cabinet. Let us recall the helplessness of the UPA government, which was enormously dependent on the regional political parties, and hence was not left with any other option than to enhance the number of ministers so as to keep everyone pleased.

And, the outcomes were delays in clearances, massive corruption, unjustifiable decentralization of power, and nil work. Mr. Modi hasn’t made everyone happy. The descendants of many dominant leaders, along with many CM-turned-MPs are unable to find a place in the cabinet. Shouldn’t this be viewed as a measure to curb dynasty politics?

The new ministers and MPs will now have to realize the fact that the massive support that they have been able to fetch was on the terms of good governance and prosperous India. The nation is anticipating real and quick reforms, with inclusion of every member of the society. Accountability must follow responsibility.

Those bestowed upon with the responsibility to cater to the needs of the society must endeavor to be accountable. The beginning has been phenomenon; however the next five years will be a period of assessment. The general public would ask for outcomes and would accordingly weigh the deliveries of the government. I am sure that Mr. Modi and his ministers would not let aspirations die.

I feel proud to have witnessed this remarkable and celebrated episode while being present at the Rashtrapati Bhawan. It was honorable to have met most of the new cabinet ministers and congratulate them. I whole-heartedly wish success to the new squad of administrators, and in particular, Mr. Piyush Goyal, Chartered Accountant who will probably lead the power and coal ministry from the front.

For the very first time in the history, the Indians had been so curious for the clock to display 18:00. I am sure that the dwellers of this nation are now much relaxed and are looking forward to a recovered tomorrow. Let us also remember a famous quote ‘Change starts from within’- Every Indian would need to be a part in India’s prosperity.

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About The Author
A Chartered Accountant by profession and Director on the board of Punjab National Bank (PNB), General Insurance Corporation of India (GIC) and Rural Electrification Corporation Limited (REC). Dr. Sunil Gupta is working flawlessly for the economic and social prosperity of India. His Linkedin and twitter handles are @cadrsunilgupta. Facebook page is CADrSunil.
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