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Vote for the best-dressed minister in Modi's cabinet

Last updated on: May 27, 2014 18:52 IST

Vote for the best-dressed minister in Modi's cabinet

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We are asking you for your take on the sartorial choices of these ministers.

They've won people's hearts and are set to govern us for the next five years.

As a new set of ministers took oath May 26, we'd love to know from you how they fared, sartorially, on their big day at the Rashtrapati Bhavan.

Don't forget to take the poll at the end of each page and tell us just what you think of each minister's choice of outfit.


Let's start with Smriti Irani who made a statement in this red-and-black sari with the lotus motif.

The choice of colours is significant because red, among other things, signifies bravery and strength, while black (especially in a garment) suggests power and sophistication.

BJP's party symbol, the lotus, finds a prominent place on the sari and is quite aesthetic if you ask us.

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Image: Smriti Irani is the Minister for Human Resource Development
Photographs: PIB Photo

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Arun Jaitley

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He may have lost the election but as a Rajya Sabha MP, Arun Jaitley can indeed be part of the cabinet ministers.

So here he is, in subdued shades, taking oath of office.

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Image: Arun Jaitley is the Minister for Finance, Corporate Affairs and Defence.
Photographs: PIB Photo

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Narendra Modi

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The trademark half-sleeves, knee-length 'Modi Kurta' was conspicuous by its absence as the new Prime Minister opted for the more traditional full-sleeved version to suit the formality of the grand occasion.

Giving his party colours and symbol a pass, Narendra Modi went for shades of brown and pinned an Indian tricolour to his chest, a significant move away from the loud saffron jackets and a gaudy lotus badge that he has worn in the past.

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Image: Narendra Modi, the Prime Minister of India
Photographs: Adnan Abidi/Reuters
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Dr Najma Heptulla

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Dressed in an elegant pistachio green sari, Dr Najma Heptulla got our vote. Does she get yours too?

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Image: Dr Najma Heptulla is the minister for Minority Affairs.
Photographs: PIB Photo

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Kiren Rijiju

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The 43-year-old politician from Arunachal Pradesh, Kiren Rijiju looks rather dashing in this grey jacket teamed with a pair of black trousers and white shirt. What do you say?

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Image: Kiren Rijiju is the Minister of state for Home Affairs.
Photographs: PIB Photo

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Harsimrat Kaur Badal

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Adding a dash of tangerine was the young Shiromani Akali Dal MP from Bhatinda, Harsimrat Kaur Badal looking a million bucks. Wouldn't you agree?

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Image: Harsimrat Kaur Badal is the minister for Food Processing Industries.
Photographs: PIB Photo

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General (Retd) VK Singh

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Giving Rijiju company in a similar outfit, was the former Army chief, General VK Singh who opted for brown over black.

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Image: General (Retd) VK Singh is the Minister of state for Development of North Eastern Region (Independent Charge), External Affairs and Overseas Indian Affairs.
Photographs: PIB Photo

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Nirmala Sitharaman

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It may not have spelt p-o-w-e-r like Smriti Irani's sari but we do quite like Nirmala Sitharaman's colour of choice. Don't you?

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Image: Nirmala Sitharaman is the Minister for State for Commerce and Industry (Independent Charge), Corporate Affairs and Finance.
Photographs: PIB Photo

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Ashok Gajapathi Raju Pusapati

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Ashok Gajapathi Raju Pusapati is the only minister in the Modi cabinet who has royal lineage. Here he is looking regal in a white linen bandhgala -- a perfect fabric for the summers whose only downside is the wrinkling :-(

Does he get your vote?

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Image: Ashok Gajapathi Raju Pusapati is the Minister for Civil Aviation.
Photographs: PIB Photo

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Maneka Gandhi

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Following in on Najma Heptulla's footsteps, Maneka Gandhi also opted for a green sari albeit with a faint golden border.

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Image: Maneka Gandhi is the Minister for Women and Child Development.
Photographs: PIB Photo

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Prakash Javadekar

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The well-spoken Prakash Javadekar played it safe, sporting the uniform of politicians -- a cream kurta and a Nehru jacket as he took the oath of office.

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Image: Prakash Javadekar is the Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting (Independent Charge), Environment, Forest and Climate Change (Independent Charge) and Parliamentary Affairs.
Photographs: PIB Photo

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Piyush Goyal

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And we wind up with a rather animated looking Piyush Goyal in a blue-grey Nehru jacket.

Love it? Hate it? Take the poll below and tell us! :-)

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Image: Piyush Goyal is the Minister of State for Power (Independent Charge), Coal (Independent Charge) New and Renewable Energy (Independent Charge).
Photographs: PIB Photo

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