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India’s Cabinet Rejigged, but Room for Rahul

Congress party leader Rahul Gandhi

Congress party leader Rahul Gandhi

A significant reshuffle of India’s Cabinet on Sunday left one question dangling: Where was Rahul Gandhi?

The scion of India’s Nehru-Gandhi empire wasn’t one of the new ministers, and therefore if – not surprisingly – he leads his Congress party into 2014 elections he’ll be running for pm without ever getting held a government publish of any sort.

“I could have been pleased to include Rahul within the Cabinet, but he’s other preoccupations within the party,” Pm Manmohan Singh stated in announcing his new Cabinet. Continue reading