PM expands Cabinet, names 38 new ministers

PM expands Cabinet, names 38 new ministers
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First Published: Wed, May 27 2009. 04 18 PM IST
Updated: Wed, May 27 2009. 04 18 PM IST
New Delhi: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Wednesday named 38 new ministers, including 14 of the cabinet rank, as he brought key allies into the government after the Congress-led UPA’s resounding general election victory.
No portfolios had yet been allotted to the new ministers.
Singh named three lawmakers from the southern DMK party and one from the National Conference party in his Cabinet, boosting the stability of the coalition.
The DMK had refused to join the government after differences with Singh’s Congress party over ministerial posts and had offered its 18 lawmakers as outside support to the coalition in parliament.
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First Published: Wed, May 27 2009. 04 18 PM IST
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