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ISB's Sujith Agashe on assigning key ministries if he was the PM

Arun Jaitley is an obvious choice for the finance minister portfolio. Well educated, eloquent, capable and intelligent, he was the most active member of the opposition over the last 10 years, and knows our problems better than anybody else.

Sujith Agashe        Last Updated: May 26, 2014  | 11:51 IST
Who would I assign key ministries to if I were the PM
Sujith Agashe, PGP Class of 2015, Indian School of Business (ISB).

I have chosen two key economic ministries.

1. Minister of Finance: Arun Jaitley is an obvious choice for this portfolio. Well educated, eloquent, capable and intelligent, he was the most active member of the opposition over the last 10 years, and knows our problems better than anybody else. He has proved his abilities as a leader in various states which have today become BJP's strengths. His organisational and policy making abilities are impeccable. Jaitley has emerged as one of the top new generation leaders and made a substantial contribution during this general election as well. At a time when GDP growth has hit the bottom and inflation is frequently getting out of control, the vibrant leader Arun Jaitley is, can be trusted to get things under control and put our country back on the growth track.

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2. Minister of Commerce: Arun Shourie. He is a journalist who knows about everything under the sun, an ex-economist with the World Bank and consultant to the Planning Commission of India. Who else would know better what needs to be done to fix the situation in the Commerce and Industry ministry. He also has the necessary experience, thanks to his stint as Minister of Disinvestment in the Vajpayee government.

Sujith Agashe, PGP Class of 2015, Indian School of Business (ISB)

An earlier version of this article had the byline of a Business Today writer who sourced it from the B-school student-author.

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