“Sanjeev Baliyan, an accused in the recent riots is a Minister in Modi's Cabinet. Is there a message in this?” Singh posted on twitter on Wednesday.

In the past few days, many questions have been raised by the Congress party over the credentials of the newly-appointed ministers in Narendra Modi-led government.

Congress leader Ajay Maken earlier created a political storm with a series of tweets deriding Modi’s Cabinet, where he questioned the educational qualifications of Smriti Irani, the Human Resource and Development Minister.

“What a Cabinet of Modi? HRD Minister (Looking after Education) Smriti Irani is not even a graduate! Look at her affidavit at ECI site pg 11!” Maken posted on Twitter.
Maken also said that the 45-member ministry was lackluster and lacked regional balance as well as administrative experience.
He said that the ministry can in no way be compared to the Congress-led UPA-I Cabinet, which had ministers like Pranab Mukherjee, P Chidambaram, Natwar Singh, Arjun Singh, Shivraj Patil and Sharad Pawar.
The tweet invited a lot of criticism from various political leaders including Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah.

"To say that someone needs to be educated to be HRD Min is like saying one needs to be a pilot for Civil Aviation or a miner for Coal Min (sic)," Abdullah posted on Twitter.

Following the footprints of his party colleague Ajay Maken, Congress’ spokesperson Abhishek Manu Singhvi on Wednesday slammed Modi’s new Cabinet, branding it ‘imbalanced’ and ‘unrepresentative’.

“Imbalanced and unrepresentative Cabinet. 10 states &6 UTs unrepresented in ministry! How is it inclusive,” an aggressive Singhvi questioned on Twitter.

Singhvi also questioned the rationale behind allotting the Defence and Finance Ministry to one person (Arun Jaitley) and said it points toward the deficiency of talent in the NDA fold.


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