PM designate Narendra Modi mocks media about cabinet formation

Written by Press Trust of India | Gandhinagar | Updated: May 22 2014, 02:52am hrs
Prime Minister-designate Narendra Modi today had a dig at television news channels for speculating about probable ministers in his cabinet even before he has actually formed the cabinet.

"So far, the media has formed eight to 20 cabinets. Every television news channel has formed its own cabinet. However, I am yet to form my cabinet yet (as PM). Even if I combine all these cabinets of these television channels, I don't think that it would give an accurate result," Modi said in a lighter vein, during his speech welcoming Anandi Patel as Gujarat's next chief minister.

"Some channels went ahead and distributed portfolios to these probable ministers. This actually made my job easy. I will ask them to send a copy (of their cabinet)," Modi said, while laughing.