Manmohan Singh, the prime minister of India will announce a new cabinet members list on Wednesday. This reshuffle of his cabinet is a mid-term effort to refresh a coalition government snared by corruption scandals and year-high food inflation as it faces key state elections.

PM Singh may make changes to smaller ministries, bringing in younger politicians to change the image of the government. Or he could make major changes with some controversial reformists, such as Environment Minister Jairam Ramesh.

There is a tide of anger all over the country over corruption and hike of prices of basic foods like vegetables. This may strain the coalition’s ties with its increasingly worried party allies in the run-up to important state elections this year and a general election due by 2014. More >

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