Another Singh for Finance
Montek Singh Ahluwalia, deputy chairman of the Planning commission. is the most-preferred choice of the Indian Industry to become India's next finance minister.
Capital market expert Prithvi Haldea said Capital market expert Prithvi Haldea said the finance ministry should go to Ahluwalia.
Real estate leader DLF clearly favoured Montek to move to North Block on Raisina Hill that houses the finance ministry.
Taurus Mutual Fund's Managing Director R K Gupta says, "I believe finance portfolio might go to Ahluwalia as he is a close friend of the PM."
Image: Montek Singh Ahluwalia
Home for Chidambaram
Interestingly, India Inc wants Congress leader P Chidambaram to remain India's home minister.
Prithvi Haldea says Chidamabarm is the best person to hold the portfolio. Many honchos expressed the same point.
Image: P Chidambaram
Photographs: Sondeep Shankar/ Saab Pictures
Welcoming with open arms
India Inc loves Rahul Gandhi.
Almost everyone wants Rahul to be the part of the new Cabinet. But none was specific about the portfolio.
"We hope to see Rahul Gandhi in the Cabinet," Ispat Industries' vice chairman and managing director Vinod Mittal said, adding that age was not a criteria to be a dynamic leader and minister.
Brokerage firm SMC Capital's Equity Head Jaganaddham Thunuguntla said: "It will be good to have him (Rahul) in the Cabinet to give him exposure."
Image: Rahul Gandhi
Thumbs Up for Tharoor
"Tharoor, who has a good knowledge of commerce and international affairs cannot be ruled out as a potential candidate," Gupta said.
Image: Shashi Tharoor
Pilot on India Inc radar
Image: Sachin Pilot
Will Deora make it?
Image: Murli Deora
Image: Dayanidhi Maran