In keeping with the best British parliamentary practices, we ought to have a shadow cabinet in the Opposition. Here are a few suggestions:

Home – Rabri Devi
External Affairs – Sonia Gandhi
Finance – Montek Singh (he can prove that we can live on Rs 20 a day)
Transport – Vijay Mallya (his record in running an airline)
Telecom – Manmohan Singh (remember he has no cellphone)
Law, Justice and Company Affairs – Arvind Kejriwal
Agriculture – Laloo Prasad Yadav (what with the fodder scam)
SAARC and regional cooperation – AIADMK nominee
Women, Youth and Backward castes, with independent portfolio of RTI – Rahul Gandhi
Economic Affairs – Amartya Sen
Sports – Suresh Kalmadi
Communication – A Raja
Defence – Mulayam Singh Yadav (he was a wrestler at one time)
Environment – Mayavati (she is obsessed with elephants)