New Delhi, Oct 15: The visit by India’s Army Chief General M M Naravane and the shunting out of Ishwar Pokhrel from Nepal’s defence ministry are two key developments that suggest that the ties between the two nations are being reset.
Nepal’s Prime Minister, K P Oli shunted out deputy PM, Pokhrel out of the defence ministry in a cabinet reshuffle and officials say that this indicates that this is an effort to reset ties with India.
In the Modi Cabinet reshuffle, a new formula will be adopted. It is called the 4P formula. While performance, attendance and electoral considerations were part of the decision making process, the 4P formula too was taken into account.
One could expect some major changes in the Narendra Modi Cabinet reshuffle. It was indicated that the reshuffle would take place after the winter session of Parliament. Some reports indicate that Maharashtra Chief Minister, Devendra Fadnavis may join the Union Cabinet.
Political statecraft, assertive and a clear message, “perform of perish.” This is what some of India’s top experts term the recent Cabinet Reshuffle by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. It is a cleverly planned political strategy which while inducting a large number of ministers has also managed to keep cabinet the core decision making body small inn size.
Dr Sandeep Shastri, one of India’s leading psephologists and political commentators took time off to discuss with OneIndia the cabinet reshuffle. He says that the real story is not the induction of the ministers, but the reshuffle. Dr Shastri also goes on to add that it is probably for the first time in two decades that we have witnessed a Prime Minister being assertive.
The much spoken about cabinet reshuffle in the Narendra Modi led NDA Government is likely to take place tomorrow. The list is expected to be sent to Rashtrapati Bhavan today following which preparations for the swearing in ceremony will have to be made.
The DG PIB had tweeted that the cabinet expansion would take place tomorrow at 11 AM. Currently there is a lot of speculation about the reshuffle. However sources say that there are certain factors that are being considered in the reshuffle. Non performers are likely to be dropped. There are likely to be two faces from Uttar Pradesh which is going to polls soon.