There will be `hands on PMO` now, as against `hands off PMO` earlier: Kiran Bedi

Former cop Kiran Bedi took a dig at former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Monday and said that from now on there would be a `hands on PMO`, as against `hands off PMO` earlier.

Zee Media Bureau

New Delhi: Former cop Kiran Bedi took a dig at former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Monday and said that from now on there would be a `hands on PMO`, as against `hands off PMO` earlier.

Bedi posted on the micro-blogging site Twitter - “What is visible in this Council of Ministers and Cabinet is a `hands on PMO` now, as against `hands off` PMO earlier.”

Narendra Modi was today sworn in as India`s 15th Prime Minister by President Pranab Mukherjee at a glittering ceremony in the forecourt of the Rashtrapati Bhavan.

Keeping in tune with his `minimum government, maximum governance` slogan, Modi kept his Cabinet much smaller than his previous counterpart.

Rajnath Singh, Sushma Swaraj, Arun Jaitley, M Venkaiah Naidu, Nitin Gadkari, Uma Bharti, Maneka Gandhi, Ananth Kumar, Ravi Shankar Prasad, Smriti Irani and Harsh Vardhan were among those who were sworn in as Cabinet ministers.

Dignitaries from politics, industry, cinema and religion, capped by leaders of SAARC nations including Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, watched Modi take the oath of office and secrecy in Hindi.

The BJP won a massive mandate in 2014 Lok Sabha polls bagging 282 seats and getting a majority on its own. It won 335 seats along with its allies.
The Congress was decimated ending with only 44 seats.

Modi was BJP`s prime ministerial candidate.

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