HT asked readers what was the first issue they wanted their new Prime Minister to address and received overwhelming response. Women's security, external affairs and education are among the issues that people feel very strongly about.
Narendra Modi was on Monday set to take oath of office as India's 15th prime minister along with 45 ministers, including key leaders Rajnath Singh, Arun Jaitley, Nitin Gadkari, Sushma Swaraj and former army chief VK Singh, sources said.
Narendra Modi's win ironically creates his biggest challenge – managing the diverse stakeholders who enabled it. His political style offers clues on whether he will succeed.
Modi’s move to invite Pakistan PM signals many things. Nawaz Sharif had invited Manmohan Singh to his swearing-in ceremony, but the UPA 2 govt had sent India’s high commissioner in Islamabad instead.
Govt sources said they would propose merger of some economic and social ministries. In the new format, there could be an energy ministry by merging power, petroleum and new and renewable energy ministries.
He also follows James Bevan, the British High Commissioner to India, who made the first move to end West’s decade-long disconnect with Modi in October 2012, much before other European countries and the US did.
Return of Kashmiri Pandits to the Valley, stopping illegal Bangladeshi migrants and improving Centre-state relations are among the key issues that the Union home ministry will bring to the notice of Narendra Modi when he assumes charge as the Prime Minister.
In a farewell speech to the Gujarat assembly, this statement was seen to reiterate his stated position that he did not believe in politics of vendetta and witch-hunting of which he himself had been a 'victim' for the last 10 years.
Narendra Modi, has an excellent reputation as being 'decisive and focused' on business, which is going to be 'very good' for the country, tech giant Cisco Chairman John Chambers has said.
With indications that Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa may attend the May 26 swearing in ceremony of Narendra Modi as PM, the security agencies are planning fool-proof arrangements.
By focusing on improving the economic conditions of poor, projecting himself as an organisation man, reiterating his respect for the Constitution, and reaching out to allies, Narendra Modi sought to counter the criticisms that are often hurled at him by rivals and critics.
Narendra Modi will be handed over top secret nuclear codes, keys and command and briefed about India’s strategic perception by outgoing National Security Advisor Shiv Shankar Menon after he takes over as PM.
He may not have been formally appointed the Prime Minister yet but Narendra Modi wants to hit the ground running. At the behest of the new leadership, all secretaries of the government on Monday were asked to furnish their action plan for the next five years.
Modi buys the liberal view that countries that trade and invest are less likely to fight and squabble. Open up India’s economy to Chinese investment and Beijing won’t trouble you. Pakistan will be easier to handle if both sides are making money.
The ultimate outsider has been knocking at the doors of Lutyens’ Delhi for months now. On Friday, the people’s verdict came through loud and clear: Let him in.