Was Modi's cabinet expanded on basis of caste, religion and political considerations?Consider the following facts regarding today's expansion of the Modi cabinet -
1. The 19 new ministers come from 10 different states of India.
2. There are experts like PP Chaudhary - an advocate; Subhash Bhamre - a surgeon; MJ Akbar - an editor; Arjun Ram Meghwal - a former bureaucrat and Anil Madhav Dave - a writer and conservationist.
3. There are three ministers from UP and Gujarat and one minister from Uttarakhand where elections are due next year.
4. Two new ministers belong to Scheduled Tribes and five to Scheduled Castes. Also there are two minority leaders and two women.
Was Modi's cabinet expanded on basis of caste, religion and political considerations?