surprise candidate included in the
Cabinet S M Krishna will be the new
External Affairs Minister. As mentioned
earlier Pranah Mukherjee will be the
Finance Minister, P Chidambaram will
be in charge of Home and A K Antony
will continue in Defense. Meanwhile,
Mamata Banerjee gets her Railways
back and Sharad Pawar is also back
as the Minister for Agriculture.
The remaining portfolios will be
under the Prime Minister until they
With only Six portfolios announced
today, the remaining 13 ministers
who were sworn in yesterday will be
kept waiting for some more time.
The second round of ministers will
be sworn in on Tuesday.