Arun Jaitley favourite to become India's finance minister

May 26, 2014 6:51 AM

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Arun Jaitley favourite to become India's finance minister

Arun Jaitley is the only obvious candidate for finance minister on a list of cabinet members prepared by India's Narendra Modi, who will be sworn in as prime minister later on Monday, two sources in the ruling party said.

The list has not been finalised as yet, but both the sources said Jaitley was the only one among them who had the credentials to be finance minister. About 35 government ministers are likely to take the oath of office along with Modi, one of the sources said.

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