Cabinet to meet at PM’s houseMay 23rd, 2009 - 11:33 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 23 (IANS) The morning after taking oath for his second consecutive term, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Saturday called a meeting of the new cabinet at his residence here.
“The meeting is basically to decide the dates for parliament sessions and when to present the budget,” said an official at the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO).
The cabinet meeting is scheduled to be held around noon.
The 19 ministers who took oath Friday with Manmohan Singh have not yet been assigned their portfolios. A second round of oath taking is scheduled Tuesday, when more cabinet ministers as well as junior ministers are expected to join the government.
The new government is expected to start the new parliament session with a vote of confidence.
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