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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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Number of User Comments: 140

Sub: Who will be finance minister?

P. Chidambaram is ofcourse a good choice. But even Jyotiraditya is good( you must have seen him talk on CNBC). He appears to be thinking ...

Posted by sudarshan

Sub: Dr. Manmohan Singh

He could be a good Finance Minister but how good prime minister is he, will only be known probably after an years time. I wish ...

Posted by Rahul

Sub: Jyotirditya Schindhia should be given a chance

I think Schindhia should be given a chance.He may have some innovative Ideas to boost the economy of the country

Posted by jitendra

Sub: Chidambaram brings reforms

Chidambaram's VDS was one of the boon to Indian govt. to convert odd things to revenue for Govt. So my choice is Chidambaram who will ...

Posted by Raghuram

Sub: Re: Our Next FM

My first choice is Pranab Mukarjee a good policy maker the most suitable for the post and the second choice is Chidambram. Home Portfolia must ...

Posted by Habeeb



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