Indian PM expands Cabinet to speed up economic reforms

New Delhi

INDIAN Prime Minister Narendra Modi expanded his government on Sunday, appointing 21 new ministers in an attempt to speed up promised economic reforms after storming to power some five months ago.

Four of them were sworn into the Cabinet, which is now 27-strong, during a ceremony at the presidential palace, while the number of junior ministers in the right-wing government has risen by 17 to 39.

"This expansion was on the cards for some time. It has emerged as a good blend of youth and experience,"...

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