Meet the new cabinet ministers in the Modi government 2.0

Narendra Modi, who led the BJP-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) to a spectacular victory in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, on Thursday took oath as the Prime Minister. President Ram Nath Kovind administered the oath of office and secrecy in Hindi to Modi at a ceremony attended by thousands of people at the forecourt of Rashtrapati Bhavan

Sushma Swaraj, Suresh Prabhu, V.K. Singh, Mahesh Sharma, Jayant Sinha and Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore were among the Union Ministers missing from the dais for ministers to be inducted in the new Modi government.

Here’s a list of all the ministers who will be joining the new government :

  • Amit Shah
  • Ravi Shankar Prasad
  • Piyush Goyal
In the first government of Prime Minister Narendra Modi formed in 2014, Goyal has handled important ministries -- first as a junior independent Minister in key economic drivers like Coal, Power and New and Renewable Energies and later as Cabinet Minister for Railways and briefly for Finance and Corporate Affairs.
  • Smriti Irani
Bharatiya Janata Party leader Smriti Irani, defeated Gandhi with margin of 55,120 in the bitterly contested high profile seat, which has fetched nation's attention.

  • Nirmala Sitharaman
  • Kiren Rijiju
Kiren Rijiju has been the face of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in the northeastern states. He defeated former Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Nabam Tuki by a margin of 1,74,843 votes. While he got 63.02 per cent votes, Tuki could get only 14.22 per cent of votes.
  • Rajnath Singh
  • Nitin Gadkari
In the first term of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Gadkari handled crucial and high-visibility infrastructure-related portfolios like Road Transport & Highways, Shipping, etc and made his indelible mark there.

  • Dharmendra Pradhan
  • Dr Harshavardhan
  • S Jaishankar
Former Foreign Secretary S. Jaishankar, who played a key role in shaping the foreign policy of Prime Minister Narendra Modis first term, induction in the Council of Ministers marks a recognition of the exceptional work of what he did in the Foreign Ministry. The 64-year-old Indian Foreign Service (IFS) officer on Thursday took oath as a Cabinet Minister though he is not a member of either House of Parliament.
  • Krishan Pal Gurjar
  • Shripad Naik
  • Narendra Singh Tomar
  • Rao Inderjit Singh
  • VK Singh
  • Arjun Ram Meghwal
  • Ram Vilas Paswan
  • Harsimrat Kaur
Harsimrat Kaur Badal, who held the portfolio of Food Processing Industry in the previous Modi-led central government, got a Union cabinet berth for a second term on Thursday
  • DV Sadananda Gowda
DV Sadananda got elected for the second time from the prestigious Bangalore North seat in the 2019 Lok Sabha polls. He became the Union Minister for the first time in May 2014 in the NDA-1 government.
  • Babul Supriyo
  • Prakash Javadekar
During the first term of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Javadekar served first as a junior minister handling several portfolios - Parliamentary Affairs, and later Information and Broadcasting, and also Environment, Forest and Climate Change (both ministries as independent charge). In the 2016 cabinet reshuffle, he earned the trust of Modi and was allotted the critical Human Resource and Development Ministry and has contributed hugely to the development, improvement and streamlining of various educational systems in the country.
  • Ramdas Athavale
  • Jitender Singh
  • Niranjan Jyoti
  • Parshottam Rupala
  • Thawar Chand Gehlot
  • Rattan Lal Kataria
  • Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank
  • RCP Singh
  • G Kishan Reddy
G. Kishan Reddy, who was sworn in as Union minister on Thursday, is one of the prominent faces of the BJP in Telangana. A three-time MLA, Kishan Reddy is a first-term MP from Secunderabad, one of the Lok Sabha constituencies in Telangana state capital Hyderabad.
  • Suresh Angadi
  • A Ravindranath
  • Kailash Choudhary
  • Pralhad Joshi
Pralhad Joshi won the Dharwad Lok Sabha constituency in northwest Karnataka for the fourth time in a row in the just-concluded general elections.
  • Som Parkash
Seventy-year-old former Indian Administrative Service officer of Punjab cadre Som Parkash is the Dalit face of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in Punjab.He is one of the new faces in the Prime Minister Narendra Modi government. The first-time Member of Parliament from Hoshiarpur (reserved) defeated his nearest Congress rival Raj Kumar Chabbewal by 93,898 votes
  • Rameshwar Teli
  • Subrat Pathak
  • Deboshree Choudhury
  • Rita Bahuguna Joshi
  • Ram Vilas Paswan
In active politics for over five decades now, Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) chief Ram Vilas Paswan is one of the more prominent Dalit faces in the BJP-led NDA.
  • Arvind G Sawant
Arvind G. Sawant, 68, is the Shiv Sena's third Union minister (after Manohar Joshi and Suresh Prabhu) hailing from Mumbai, the city where the party was born, the country's commercial and glamour capital, from where he is now elected for a second term from the prestigious Mumbai South Lok Sabha constituency.

(With IANS)
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