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Modi mantra: Lean Cabinet, not so lean PMO

The Prime Minister's office has issued a clarification on this article and a correction is appended at the end of the article. When Narendra Modi took charge as India's prime minister in May this year, he chose to keep his Council of Ministers lean. Several ministries were merged and multiple portfolios assigned to a select few. However, the Prime Minister's Office (PMO) under him - a puzzle for many and known more through its tweets and Facebook posts - is not a small group of people. The office, including 64 in the PM's personal staff, has a strength of 356. By ...