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May 21, 2004
Who will be India's new finance minister, when Dr Manmohan Singh will take oath as India's 14th prime minister on Saturday?
The names of former finance ministers Pranab Mukherjee and P Chidambaram have been doing the rounds.
Some reports say Manmohan Singh might keep the portfolio with himself until the Budget is announced.
Also in the running, say reports, are secretary of the Economic Affairs Department of the Congress Jairam Ramesh; former RBI Governor Bimal Jalan; 12th Finance Commission Chairman C Rangarajan; and newly elected Congress MP Jyotiraditya Scindia.
Who do you think will / should be the finance minister of India?
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