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It was a complete overhaul of UPA 2 led by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh. On the whole, the PM seems to have played out the balancing act. Both at the cabinet rank and at the MoS level, this rejig saw quite a few new faces along with some veterans and stalwarts to those who've been waiting in the ranks for quite a while. Also, there have been accusations of corporate interests determining portfolios like petroleum, and Jaipal Reddy put out an unconvincing explanation that he wasn't shunted to a low profile ministry because of corporate interests. Meanwhile, the BJP is embroiled in a controversy with its chief Nitin Gadkari facing accusations over dubious funding into his companies.In a debate moderated by TIMES NOW's Editor-in-Chief Arnab Goswami, panelists --Madhu Gaud Yashki, MP, Lok Sabha, Congress; Sheshadri Chari, Member National Exec, BJP; Bharat Kumar Raut, MP, Rajya Sabha, Shiv Sena and Rahul Bajaj, Chairman, Bajaj Auto -- discuss that after the reshuffle in the Cabinet on Sunday (October 29), which party- the Congress or the BJP- is more battle ready for 2014 general elections?