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India Inc. cheers young faces in new cabinet

Published: 29th October 2012 12:57 PM  |   Last Updated: 29th October 2012 12:57 PM   |  A+A-

By IANS

Amid the dashed hopes for a larger role for Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi, India Inc. Sunday cheered the induction of youths in the reshuffled cabinet.

Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) president R.V. Kanoria said, "It is good to see a couple of young faces with independent charge in the Union cabinet."

"We wish the new team all success in taking economic reforms forward and put the economy on a higher growth trajectory," the FICCI chief added.

Described as members of Rahul Gandhi's youth brigade, Jyotiraditya Scindia and Sachin Pilot were elevated to ministers of state with independent charge for power and corporate affairs respectively, while party spokesperson Manish Tewari has now been given independent charge of the information and broadcasting ministry as minister of state.

The Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) said Sunday the cabinet reshuffle showed that India?s young demographics is starting to get reflected in the country's political leadership.



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