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Narendra Modi Government 2.0: These are India's new ministers

Updated : 2019-05-30 23:23:59

Narendra Modi was on Thursday sworn in as country's Prime Minister for a second term, heading the National Democratic Alliance government in the presence of a large gathering of national and international dignitaries. Modi, 68, was administered the oath of office and secrecy by President Ram Nath Kovind at a glittering ceremony at the forecourt of majestic Rashtraparti Bhavan. Here is the list of ministers joning the PM's new cabinet.

Amit Shah-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.
Amit Shah-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.
Ravi Shankar Prasad- 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​/BJP​)
Ravi Shankar Prasad- 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​/BJP​)
Piyush Goyal- 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 Information Communication Campaign Committee of the party.
Piyush Goyal- 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 Information Communication Campaign Committee of the party.
Rajnath Singh-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.
Rajnath Singh-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.
Smriti Irani- 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- 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.
S Jaishankar-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-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)
Nirmala Sitharaman- 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.
Nirmala Sitharaman- 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.
Prakash Javadekar-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.
Prakash Javadekar-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.
Hardeep Singh Puri- Hardeep Singh Puri is Rajya Sabha MP and former Union Minister. He is the member of Rajya Sabha since 2018.He has also worked with United Nations from 2009 to 2013.
Hardeep Singh Puri- Hardeep Singh Puri is Rajya Sabha MP and former Union Minister. He is the member of Rajya Sabha since 2018.He has also worked with United Nations from 2009 to 2013.
Harsimrat Kaur Badal-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-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.
Babul Supriyo- The Bollywood singer-turned-politician gets a cabinet berth once again after defeating TMC’s Moon Moon Sen, with the BJP keen to woo Bengalis after making inroads in the state with the Lok Sabha election.
Babul Supriyo- The Bollywood singer-turned-politician gets a cabinet berth once again after defeating TMC’s Moon Moon Sen, with the BJP keen to woo Bengalis after making inroads in the state with the Lok Sabha election.
DV Sadananda Gowda-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-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.
Nitin Gadkari- 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.
Nitin Gadkari- 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.
Giriraj Singh-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-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.
Kiren Rijiju- Former Union Minister Kiren Rijiju has taken oath in Narendra Modi's new cabinet. Rijiju, during the last five years, served as Union Minister of State for Home Affairs. Rijiju successfully retained Arunachal West seat in 2019 Lok Sabha elections.
Kiren Rijiju- Former Union Minister Kiren Rijiju has taken oath in Narendra Modi's new cabinet. Rijiju, during the last five years, served as Union Minister of State for Home Affairs. Rijiju successfully retained Arunachal West seat in 2019 Lok Sabha elections.
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)
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)
Gajendra Singh Shekhawat-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-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)
Rajya Sabha MP Parshottam Rupala takes oath as Union Minister at a swearing-in ceremony at Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi on May 30, 2019. (Photo: IANS)
Rajya Sabha MP Parshottam Rupala takes oath as Union Minister at a swearing-in ceremony at Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi on May 30, 2019. (Photo: IANS)
Shripad Naik- Shripad Yesso Naik is a former union minister of State in the Ministry of AYUSH, a Modi government initiative. He has also made some controversial remarks which has resulted in media limelight over him.
Shripad Naik- Shripad Yesso Naik is a former union minister of State in the Ministry of AYUSH, a Modi government initiative. He has also made some controversial remarks which has resulted in media limelight over him.
Bangalore North BJP MP D. V. Sadananda Gowda takes oath as Union Minister at a swearing-in ceremony at Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi on May 30, 2019. Sadananda Gowda retained his seat from 2014, beating Congress’s Krishna Byre Gowda with a comfortable margin of over 1,46,100 votes. (Photo: IANS)
Bangalore North BJP MP D. V. Sadananda Gowda takes oath as Union Minister at a swearing-in ceremony at Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi on May 30, 2019. Sadananda Gowda retained his seat from 2014, beating Congress’s Krishna Byre Gowda with a comfortable margin of over 1,46,100 votes. (Photo: IANS)
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)
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)
Muraina BJP MP Narendra Singh Tomar takes oath as Union Minister at a swearing-in ceremony at Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi on May 30, 2019. He 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)
Muraina BJP MP Narendra Singh Tomar takes oath as Union Minister at a swearing-in ceremony at Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi on May 30, 2019. He 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)
Jitendra Singh-Former MoS for development of north-eastern region and PMO, Dr Jitendra Singh has taken oath in Narendra Modi’s new cabinet. Singh, in the last five years, has served as the minister of state (independent charge) for Development of North Eastern Region, Prime Minister’s Office and Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions and has been heading the Department of Atomic Energy and Department of Space.
Jitendra Singh-Former MoS for development of north-eastern region and PMO, Dr Jitendra Singh has taken oath in Narendra Modi’s new cabinet. Singh, in the last five years, has served as the minister of state (independent charge) for Development of North Eastern Region, Prime Minister’s Office and Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions and has been heading the Department of Atomic Energy and Department of Space.
Muzaffarnagar BJP MP Sanjeev Kumar Balyan takes oath as Union Minister at a swearing-in ceremony at Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi on May 30, 2019. (Photo: IANS)
Muzaffarnagar BJP MP Sanjeev Kumar Balyan takes oath as Union Minister at a swearing-in ceremony at Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi on May 30, 2019. (Photo: IANS)
Bikaner BJP MP Arjun Ram Meghwal takes oath as Union Minister at a swearing-in ceremony at Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi on May 30, 2019. He entered politics in 2009 after resigning from the Indian Administrative Service and won the seat on a BJP ticket the same year. (Photo: IANS)
Bikaner BJP MP Arjun Ram Meghwal takes oath as Union Minister at a swearing-in ceremony at Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi on May 30, 2019. He entered politics in 2009 after resigning from the Indian Administrative Service and won the seat on a BJP ticket the same year. (Photo: IANS)
Thawar Chand Gehlot-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-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.
V K Singh- A four-star general and former Union minister, VK Singh joins Narendra Modi team. Singh was earlier the Minister of State (MoS) for External Affairs and briefly served as the MoS (Independent Charge) for Development of the North-Eastern Region, which was later taken over by Jitendra Singh
V K Singh- A four-star general and former Union minister, VK Singh joins Narendra Modi team. Singh was earlier the Minister of State (MoS) for External Affairs and briefly served as the MoS (Independent Charge) for Development of the North-Eastern Region, which was later taken over by Jitendra Singh
Hamirpur BJP MP Anurag Thakur takes oath as Union Minister at a swearing-in ceremony at Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi on May 30, 2019. (Photo: IANS)
Hamirpur BJP MP Anurag Thakur takes oath as Union Minister at a swearing-in ceremony at Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi on May 30, 2019. (Photo: IANS)
Ashwini Choubey- A verteran politician from Bihar, Ashwini Choubey was appointed the Minister of State for Health and Family Welfare in 2017. He won the Buxar Lok Sabha seat for the second consecutive time.
Ashwini Choubey- A verteran politician from Bihar, Ashwini Choubey was appointed the Minister of State for Health and Family Welfare in 2017. He won the Buxar Lok Sabha seat for the second consecutive time.
Harsh Vardhan- 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
Harsh Vardhan- 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
Dharmendra Pradhan- 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.
Dharmendra Pradhan- 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.
Arjun Munda-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.
Arjun Munda-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.
Prahlad Joshi- After stupendous success of BJP in Karnataka, Pralhad Joshi took oath as a minister in new cabinet of Narendra Modi government. He is four-time MP from Dharwad constituency.
Prahlad Joshi- After stupendous success of BJP in Karnataka, Pralhad Joshi took oath as a minister in new cabinet of Narendra Modi government. He is four-time MP from Dharwad constituency.
Krishan Pal Gurjar- Faridabad BJP MP Krishan Pal Gurjar takes oath as Union Minister at a swearing-in ceremony at Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi on May 30, 2019. (Photo: IANS)
Krishan Pal Gurjar- Faridabad BJP MP Krishan Pal Gurjar takes oath as Union Minister at a swearing-in ceremony at Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi on May 30, 2019. (Photo: IANS)
Secunderabad BJP MP G. Kishan Reddy takes oath as Union Minister at a swearing-in ceremony at Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi on May 30, 2019. (Photo: IANS)
Secunderabad BJP MP G. Kishan Reddy takes oath as Union Minister at a swearing-in ceremony at Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi on May 30, 2019. (Photo: IANS)
Balasore BJP MP Pratap Chandra Sarangi takes oath as Union Minister at a swearing-in ceremony at Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi on May 30, 2019. (Photo: IANS)
Balasore BJP MP Pratap Chandra Sarangi takes oath as Union Minister at a swearing-in ceremony at Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi on May 30, 2019. (Photo: IANS)
Mavelikkara BJP MP Santosh Gangwar takes oath as Union Minister at a swearing-in ceremony at Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi on May 30, 2019. Santosh Kumar Gangwar, who was the Minister of State with independent charge in the Ministry of Labour and Employment takes oath in Modi’s cabinet. Gangwar has been Member of Parliament from Bareilly since 1989 (Photo: IANS)
Mavelikkara BJP MP Santosh Gangwar takes oath as Union Minister at a swearing-in ceremony at Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi on May 30, 2019. Santosh Kumar Gangwar, who was the Minister of State with independent charge in the Ministry of Labour and Employment takes oath in Modi’s cabinet. Gangwar has been Member of Parliament from Bareilly since 1989 (Photo: IANS)
Pandhapur constituency RPI MP Ramdas Athawale takes oath as Union Minister at a swearing-in ceremony at Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi on May 30, 2019. Athawale represents Maharashtra in the Rajya Sabha and is the president of Republican Party of India (RPI). He was the representative of the Pandhapur constituency and during the period of 1998-99, represented Mumbai North Central in the 12th Lok Sabha. (Photo: IANS)
Pandhapur constituency RPI MP Ramdas Athawale takes oath as Union Minister at a swearing-in ceremony at Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi on May 30, 2019. Athawale represents Maharashtra in the Rajya Sabha and is the president of Republican Party of India (RPI). He was the representative of the Pandhapur constituency and during the period of 1998-99, represented Mumbai North Central in the 12th Lok Sabha. (Photo: IANS)
Arvind Sawant-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-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)
Mavelikkara BJP MP Santosh Gangwar takes oath as Union Minister at a swearing-in ceremony at Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi on May 30, 2019. Gangwar was elected for the first time to the Lok Sabha in 1989 from Bareilly. He remained undefeated in the constituency till 2009 as a BJP Member of Parliament, which involved six successive terms. (Photo: IANS)
Mavelikkara BJP MP Santosh Gangwar takes oath as Union Minister at a swearing-in ceremony at Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi on May 30, 2019. Gangwar was elected for the first time to the Lok Sabha in 1989 from Bareilly. He remained undefeated in the constituency till 2009 as a BJP Member of Parliament, which involved six successive terms. (Photo: IANS)
The BJP ceded to the demand of its cadre to give a ministerial berth to Sanjay Dhotre after his fourth consecutive win from Akola in Maharashtra over a tough rival in Prakash Ambedkar.(Photo: IANS)
The BJP ceded to the demand of its cadre to give a ministerial berth to Sanjay Dhotre after his fourth consecutive win from Akola in Maharashtra over a tough rival in Prakash Ambedkar.(Photo: IANS)
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