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Narendra Modi Government 2.0 Portfolios: Here's what the key cabinet ministers got

Updated : 2019-05-31 13:10:26

Narendra Modi was on Thursday sworn in as the prime minister of India for a second term in presence of a large gathering of national and international dignitaries in the forecourt of the Rashtrapati Bhavan. Among the key faces who took oath as Union ministers are Rajnath Singh, Smriti Irani, Nirmala Sitharaman, Nitin Gadkari and others. BJP President Amit Shah and former foreign secretary S. Jaishankar were among the first-timers. Bathinda MP Harsimrat Kaur Badal and Nirmala Sitharaman also took oath as Union ministers, besides Smriti Irani. Here is the list of the newly inducted cabinet ministers of Modi 2.0 government:

Amit Shah, Minister of Home Affairs: BJP chief Amit Shah, considered the architect of the BJP victory, joins the Narendra Modi Cabinet after a record win from the Ahmedabad seat in his debut Lok Sabha election. Shah, who has been Modi's most trusted lieutenant since the 1980s when both started their political careers in Gujarat, made a grand entry in the prime minister’s group of ministers. (Photo: AP)
Amit Shah, Minister of Home Affairs: BJP chief Amit Shah, considered the architect of the BJP victory, joins the Narendra Modi Cabinet after a record win from the Ahmedabad seat in his debut Lok Sabha election. Shah, who has been Modi's most trusted lieutenant since the 1980s when both started their political careers in Gujarat, made a grand entry in the prime minister’s group of ministers. (Photo: AP)
Nirmala Sitharaman, Minister of Finance; and Minister of Corporate Affairs: A two-time Rajya Sabha member, Nirmala Sitharaman was only the second woman to hold all the important ministry of defence after former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi. (Photo: PTI)
Nirmala Sitharaman, Minister of Finance; and Minister of Corporate Affairs: A two-time Rajya Sabha member, Nirmala Sitharaman was only the second woman to hold all the important ministry of defence after former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi. (Photo: PTI)
Rajnath Singh, Minister of Defence: Veteran BJP leader Rajnath Singh, who served as the home minister in the first term of the Narendra Modi government, returns to the Cabinet after retaining the Lucknow seat comfortably. In the 2019 Lok Sabha Elections, Singh retained the Lucknow seat by defeating his nearest rival Poonam Sinha by over 3.4 lakh votes. He beat Sinha, a Samajwadi Party candidate, by a margin of 3, 47,302 votes. (Photo: IANS)
Rajnath Singh, Minister of Defence: Veteran BJP leader Rajnath Singh, who served as the home minister in the first term of the Narendra Modi government, returns to the Cabinet after retaining the Lucknow seat comfortably. In the 2019 Lok Sabha Elections, Singh retained the Lucknow seat by defeating his nearest rival Poonam Sinha by over 3.4 lakh votes. He beat Sinha, a Samajwadi Party candidate, by a margin of 3, 47,302 votes. (Photo: IANS)
S Jaishankar, Minister of External Affairs: Former foreign secretary Subrahmanyam Jaishankar took oath as a cabinet minister. Jaishankar was the foreign secretary from January 2015 to January 2018 and has previously held positions like the high commissioner to Singapore, and ambassador to China and the United States of America. (File Photo: IANS)
S Jaishankar, Minister of External Affairs: Former foreign secretary Subrahmanyam Jaishankar took oath as a cabinet minister. Jaishankar was the foreign secretary from January 2015 to January 2018 and has previously held positions like the high commissioner to Singapore, and ambassador to China and the United States of America. (File Photo: IANS)
Ravi Shankar Prasad, Minister of Law and Justice; Minister of Communications; and Minister of Electronics and Information Technology: A veteran BJP warhorse, Ravi Shankar Prasad has held cabinet portfolios in all BJP governments starting from Atal Bihari Vajpayee and is all set for another innings in the new government. Before becoming a member of the top policy-making body of BJP (National Executive) in 1995, he successfully handled many responsibilities in the student, youth wings and main party organisation. (Photo: IANS)
Ravi Shankar Prasad, Minister of Law and Justice; Minister of Communications; and Minister of Electronics and Information Technology: A veteran BJP warhorse, Ravi Shankar Prasad has held cabinet portfolios in all BJP governments starting from Atal Bihari Vajpayee and is all set for another innings in the new government. Before becoming a member of the top policy-making body of BJP (National Executive) in 1995, he successfully handled many responsibilities in the student, youth wings and main party organisation. (Photo: IANS)
Nitin Gadkari, Minister of Road Transport and Highways; and Minister of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises: Considered the most successful minister in Narendra Modi’s first government, former highways and shipping minister Nitin Gadkari has taken oath in the new cabinet as well. Gadkari won the recent general elections in the Nagpur seat by defeating his closet opponent, Congress candidate and BJP rebel Nana Patole by a margin of more than 2 lakh votes. (Photo: Getty Images)
Nitin Gadkari, Minister of Road Transport and Highways; and Minister of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises: Considered the most successful minister in Narendra Modi’s first government, former highways and shipping minister Nitin Gadkari has taken oath in the new cabinet as well. Gadkari won the recent general elections in the Nagpur seat by defeating his closet opponent, Congress candidate and BJP rebel Nana Patole by a margin of more than 2 lakh votes. (Photo: Getty Images)
Smriti Irani, Minister of Women and Child Development; and Minister of Textiles: Smriti Irani takes oath as a cabinet minister in the Narendra Modi government. Irani, in the last five years, was given the plum post of human resource development minister and later served as the minister for information and broadcasting.
Smriti Irani, Minister of Women and Child Development; and Minister of Textiles: Smriti Irani takes oath as a cabinet minister in the Narendra Modi government. Irani, in the last five years, was given the plum post of human resource development minister and later served as the minister for information and broadcasting.
Piyush Goyal, Minister of Railways; and Minister of Commerce and Industry: Piyush Goyal is being sworn-in on as part of the brand new cabinet of the Narendra Modi government. Goyal has held several portfolios in the Narendra Modi government. He is the current minister of Railways and was also appointed the interim finance minister and presented the 2019 budget. Prior to it, he served as the national treasurer of the party, just like his father. Goyal was also the chairperson of the Information Communication Campaign Committee of the party. (Photo: PTI)
Piyush Goyal, Minister of Railways; and Minister of Commerce and Industry: Piyush Goyal is being sworn-in on as part of the brand new cabinet of the Narendra Modi government. Goyal has held several portfolios in the Narendra Modi government. He is the current minister of Railways and was also appointed the interim finance minister and presented the 2019 budget. Prior to it, he served as the national treasurer of the party, just like his father. Goyal was also the chairperson of the Information Communication Campaign Committee of the party. (Photo: PTI)
DV Sadananda Gowda, Minister of Chemicals and Fertilizers: Former union minister and Karnataka CM, DV Sadananda Gowda, secured his position in the second Narendra Modi-led NDA cabinet after winning the Lok Sabha elections from the high-profile Bangalore-North seat. Sadananda Gowda retained his seat from 2014, beating Congress’s Krishna Byre Gowda with a comfortable margin of over 1,46,100 votes.
DV Sadananda Gowda, Minister of Chemicals and Fertilizers: Former union minister and Karnataka CM, DV Sadananda Gowda, secured his position in the second Narendra Modi-led NDA cabinet after winning the Lok Sabha elections from the high-profile Bangalore-North seat. Sadananda Gowda retained his seat from 2014, beating Congress’s Krishna Byre Gowda with a comfortable margin of over 1,46,100 votes.
Ram Vilas Paswan, Minister of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution: Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) chief Ram Vilas Paswan is one of the more prominent Dalit faces in the BJP-led NDA. A law graduate and MA, he was elected as a legislator in Bihar in 1969 after emerging as a student leader in the company of Sharad Yadav and Lalu Prasad. He has contested 10 parliamentary elections and won eight times from Hajipur. (Photo: IANS)
Ram Vilas Paswan, Minister of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution: Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) chief Ram Vilas Paswan is one of the more prominent Dalit faces in the BJP-led NDA. A law graduate and MA, he was elected as a legislator in Bihar in 1969 after emerging as a student leader in the company of Sharad Yadav and Lalu Prasad. He has contested 10 parliamentary elections and won eight times from Hajipur. (Photo: IANS)
Narendra Singh Tomar, Minister of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare; Minister of Rural Development; and Minister of Panchayati Raj: Muraina BJP MP Narendra Singh Tomar emerged victorious in the 2009 polls by defeating the Congress candidate by a margin of over one lakh votes, which was 14.21 per cent of the total votes polled. (Photo: IANS)
Narendra Singh Tomar, Minister of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare; Minister of Rural Development; and Minister of Panchayati Raj: Muraina BJP MP Narendra Singh Tomar emerged victorious in the 2009 polls by defeating the Congress candidate by a margin of over one lakh votes, which was 14.21 per cent of the total votes polled. (Photo: IANS)
Harsimrat Kaur Badal, Minister of Food Processing Industries: Harsimrat Kaur Badal has taken the oath to join the new cabinet. The two-time parliamentarian is part of a family that traces its lineage back to 18th-century royalty.
Harsimrat Kaur Badal, Minister of Food Processing Industries: Harsimrat Kaur Badal has taken the oath to join the new cabinet. The two-time parliamentarian is part of a family that traces its lineage back to 18th-century royalty.
Thawar Chand Gehlot, Minister of Social Justice and Empowerment: Thawar Chand Gehlot is Rajya Sabha MP from Madhya Pradesh and a former Minister of Social Justice and Empowerment in the NDA Government. This will be his second stint as a minister in Modi government.
Thawar Chand Gehlot, Minister of Social Justice and Empowerment: Thawar Chand Gehlot is Rajya Sabha MP from Madhya Pradesh and a former Minister of Social Justice and Empowerment in the NDA Government. This will be his second stint as a minister in Modi government.
Ramesh Pokhriyal, Minister of Human Resource Development: Haridwar BJP MP Ramesh Pokhiriyal Nishank takes oath as Union Minister at a swearing-in ceremony at Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi on May 30, 2019. (Photo: IANS)
Ramesh Pokhriyal, Minister of Human Resource Development: Haridwar BJP MP Ramesh Pokhiriyal Nishank takes oath as Union Minister at a swearing-in ceremony at Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi on May 30, 2019. (Photo: IANS)
Arjun Munda, Minister of Tribal Affairs: A former chief minister of Jharkhand, Arjun Munda had won from by a slim margin from the reserved tribal seat of Khunti, which was considered to be a lost cause by the BJP. (Photo: IANS)
Arjun Munda, Minister of Tribal Affairs: A former chief minister of Jharkhand, Arjun Munda had won from by a slim margin from the reserved tribal seat of Khunti, which was considered to be a lost cause by the BJP. (Photo: IANS)
Harsh Vardhan, Minister of Health and Family Welfare; Minister of Science and Technology; and Minister of Earth Sciences: Credited with launching the Polio Eradication Plan, Harsh Vardhan was the minister for Science and Technology in the first Modi government and joins the new Cabinet as well after a comprehensive victory from Delhi’s Chandni Chowk. (Photo: IANS)
Harsh Vardhan, Minister of Health and Family Welfare; Minister of Science and Technology; and Minister of Earth Sciences: Credited with launching the Polio Eradication Plan, Harsh Vardhan was the minister for Science and Technology in the first Modi government and joins the new Cabinet as well after a comprehensive victory from Delhi’s Chandni Chowk. (Photo: IANS)
Prakash Javadekar, Minister of Environment, Forest and Climate Change; and Minister of Information and Broadcasting: Prakash Javadekar has once again secured a cabinet berth after serving as a non-controversial replacement to Smriti Irani in the HRD ministry during the first Modi government. (Photo: IANS)
Prakash Javadekar, Minister of Environment, Forest and Climate Change; and Minister of Information and Broadcasting: Prakash Javadekar has once again secured a cabinet berth after serving as a non-controversial replacement to Smriti Irani in the HRD ministry during the first Modi government. (Photo: IANS)
Dharmendra Pradhan, Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas; and<br />Minister of Steel: Dharmendra Pradhan is BJP leader from Odisha and former minister of Petroleum and Gas ministry. He is Rajya Sabha MP from the state of Madhya Pradesh and known for his contribution in the victory of BJP in the state of Bihar. (Photo: IANS)
Dharmendra Pradhan, Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas; and
Minister of Steel: Dharmendra Pradhan is BJP leader from Odisha and former minister of Petroleum and Gas ministry. He is Rajya Sabha MP from the state of Madhya Pradesh and known for his contribution in the victory of BJP in the state of Bihar. (Photo: IANS)
Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi, Minister of Minority Affairs: Two-time Rajya Sabha member Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi, who held independent charge of the Union Ministry for Minority Affairs since 2016, retains his position in Modi’s team. (Photo: IANS/PIB)
Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi, Minister of Minority Affairs: Two-time Rajya Sabha member Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi, who held independent charge of the Union Ministry for Minority Affairs since 2016, retains his position in Modi’s team. (Photo: IANS/PIB)
Prahlad Joshi, Minister of Parliamentary Affairs; Minister of Coal; and<br />Minister of Mines: After the stupendous success of BJP in Karnataka, Pralhad Joshi took oath as a minister in the new cabinet of Narendra Modi government. He is four-time MP from Dharwad constituency. (Photo: IANS)
Prahlad Joshi, Minister of Parliamentary Affairs; Minister of Coal; and
Minister of Mines: After the stupendous success of BJP in Karnataka, Pralhad Joshi took oath as a minister in the new cabinet of Narendra Modi government. He is four-time MP from Dharwad constituency. (Photo: IANS)
Mahendra Nath Pandey, Minister of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship: BJP’s Mahendra Nath Pandey, an Indian politician who has been a Member of Lok Sabha for Chandauli since 2014 is also the president of the party's Uttar Pradesh unit. He has also served as Union Minister of State for Ministry of Human Resource Development between 2016 and 2017. (Photo: IANS)
Mahendra Nath Pandey, Minister of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship: BJP’s Mahendra Nath Pandey, an Indian politician who has been a Member of Lok Sabha for Chandauli since 2014 is also the president of the party's Uttar Pradesh unit. He has also served as Union Minister of State for Ministry of Human Resource Development between 2016 and 2017. (Photo: IANS)
Arvind Sawant, Minister of Heavy Industries and Public Enterprise: Shiv Sena's Mumbai South candidate Arvind Sawant takes oath as Union Minister at a swearing-in ceremony at Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi on May 30, 2019. Sawant, who retained his seat by defeating Deora by over 1 lakh votes, has been associated with the Shiv Sena since the party's early years. He was an engineer with Mahanagar Telephone Network Ltd (MTNL) till 1995 when he took voluntary retirement after being nominated to the Maharashtra Legislative Council from governor's quota when Shiv Sena-BJP government came to power in 1995. (Photo: IANS)
Arvind Sawant, Minister of Heavy Industries and Public Enterprise: Shiv Sena's Mumbai South candidate Arvind Sawant takes oath as Union Minister at a swearing-in ceremony at Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi on May 30, 2019. Sawant, who retained his seat by defeating Deora by over 1 lakh votes, has been associated with the Shiv Sena since the party's early years. He was an engineer with Mahanagar Telephone Network Ltd (MTNL) till 1995 when he took voluntary retirement after being nominated to the Maharashtra Legislative Council from governor's quota when Shiv Sena-BJP government came to power in 1995. (Photo: IANS)
Giriraj Singh, Minister of Animal Husbandry, Dairying and Fisheries: Firebrand leader known for his controversial remarks, Giriraj Singh will also retain his Cabinet berth after trouncing Kanhaiya Kumar by a staggering margin of over four lakh votes from Begusarai.
Giriraj Singh, Minister of Animal Husbandry, Dairying and Fisheries: Firebrand leader known for his controversial remarks, Giriraj Singh will also retain his Cabinet berth after trouncing Kanhaiya Kumar by a staggering margin of over four lakh votes from Begusarai.
Gajendra Singh Shekhawat, Minister of Jal Shakti: Jodhpur BJP MP Gajendra Singh Shekhawat takes oath as Union Minister at a swearing-in ceremony at Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi on May 30, 2019. Shekhawat won the seat with a high margin of 2,74,440 votes. (Photo: IANS)
Gajendra Singh Shekhawat, Minister of Jal Shakti: Jodhpur BJP MP Gajendra Singh Shekhawat takes oath as Union Minister at a swearing-in ceremony at Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi on May 30, 2019. Shekhawat won the seat with a high margin of 2,74,440 votes. (Photo: IANS)
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