There is frenetic speculation on what sort of Cabinet will Narendra Modi choose in order to deliver the big promises he has made to the nation. Normally in a coalition arrangement, as in the case of UPA, the partners were actively consulted and indeed they would make their wish known to the Prime Minister. This routinely leaked to the media and often such likely appointments would be debated on TV channels, as had happened in the case of telecom minister A.Raja after Manmohan Singh took charge as PM under UPA II. Coalition partners routinely put their claim on certain important ministries. Mamata Banerjee had specifically asked for Railways, a high visibility portfolio from the perspective of the common man. One was also reasonably certain that Sharad Pawar would get Agriculture, given his inclination for that portfolio.