Politics Narendra Modi Government 2.0: Amit Shah gets home ministry, Jaishankar appointed external affairs minister; Rajnath becomes defence minister, Sitharaman gets finance ministry Updated : May 31, 2019 03:16 PM IST Among the other union ministers are Smriti Irani, DV Sadananda Gowda, Ram Vilas Paswan, Nitin Gadkari, Narendra Singh Tomar and Ravi Shankar Prasad. Along with the PM, 57 ministers took oath yesterday in the presence of a large gathering of national and international dignitaries. Of the 57 ministers, 24 took oath as cabinet ministers, nine were sworn in as Ministers of State (Independent Charge), while 24 were sworn in as Ministers of State. Subscribe to Moneycontrol PRO at just Rs.33/- per month for the first year. Use code SUPERPRO. Limited period offer. Available on Web and Android.