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Cabinet Shuffle: The New BJP NDA – Find out who got what? 5/5 (1)

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Cabinet Shuffle: After the swearing ceremony of the new Prime Minister, the silence has finally been broken; And the new Cabinet for Modi’s government 2.0 has been announced. Modi 2.0 includes a major shuffle with respect to the previous cabinet. The new council of Ministers consist of 24 Cabinet Ministers, 9 Ministers of State with independent charge and 24 Ministers of state.
While a several like Suresh Prabhu, Maneka Gandhi, Uma Bharti, Mahesh Sharma, Radha Mohan Singh, Rajyavardhan Rathore, Jayant Sinha, Jual Oram and Ram Kripal Yadav have been replaced and have no place in the new union. Hence, there are a total of 24 new faces.

The Big Shots: Cabinet Shuffle

The biggest hit is Amit Shah, who served as the party President of BJP since 2014 will now serve as the Minister of Home Affairs. This includes tackling some of the major controversial issues during the previous reign; like Jammu and Kashmir, the NRC of Assam and security and immigration issues.

With Arun Jaitely opting out of Modi 2.0,  Nirmala Sitharaman was another big hit. Sitharaman was India’s second female Defense Minister; her new Cabinet now making her the second female Finance Minister. But, this is significant as the economy of India is facing several challenges including rising graph of unemployment. Moreover, the economy has been on a steady slowdown with weaker consumption and growing US- China trade war.

Rajnath Singh will handle the crucial  portfolio of Defense Ministry. But, he was an efficient Home Minister in Modi 1.0 who implemented party’s tough line on terror.

Piyush Goyal who served as the interim Finance Minister due to Jaitely’s ill health has now been assigned Commerce portfolio along with his previous responsibility of Railways.

Former TV star Smriti Irani with her shocking victory in Amethi against Rahul Gandhi of INC has cemented her political career.She will now serve Minister of Women and Child Development along with Minister of Textiles.

Other than the new entrants like former diplomat S. Jaishankar; most ministers from previous ministry have retained their portfolios.

Access the full list of ministers and their portfolios here-

Cabinet shuffle of Ministers

1. Narendra Modi – Prime Minister, Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions. Department of Atomic Energy; Department of Space

2. Rajnath Singh – Minister of Defence

3. Amit Shah – Minister of Home Affairs.

4. Nitin Gadkari – Minister of Road Transport and Highways; and Minister of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises.

5. DV Sadananda Gowda – Minister of Chemicals and Fertilizers.

6. Nirmala Sitharaman – Minister of Finance; and Minister of Corporate Affairs.

7. Ramvilas Paswan – Minister of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution.

8. Narendra Singh Tomar – Minister of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare; Minister of Rural Development; and Minister of Panchayati Raj.

9. Ravi Shankar Prasad Minister of Law and Justice; Minister of Communications; and Minister of Electronics and Information Technology.

10. Harsimrat Kaur Badal – Minister of Food Processing Industries.

11. Thaawar Chand Gehlot – Minister of Social Justice and Empowerment.

12. Dr. Subrahmanyam Jaishankar – Minister of External Affairs.

13. Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ – Minister of Human Resource Development.

14. Arjun Munda – Minister of Tribal Affairs.

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15. Smriti Irani – Minister of Women and Child Development; and Minister of Textiles.

16. Dr. Harsh Vardhan – Minister of Health and Family Welfare;Minister of Science and Technology; and Minister of Earth Sciences.

17. Prakash Javadekar – Minister of Environment, Forest and Climate Change; and Minister of Information and Broadcasting.

18. Piyush Goyal – Minister of Railways; and Minister of Commerce and Industry.

19. Dharmendra Pradhan – Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas; and Minister of Steel.

20. Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi – Minister of Minority Affairs.

21. Pralhad Joshi – Minister of  Parliamentary Affairs; Minister of Coal; and Minister of Mines.

22. Dr. Mahendra Nath Pandey – Minister of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship.

23. Arvind Ganpat Sawant – Minister of Heavy Industries and Public Enterprise
24. Giriraj Singh – Minister of Animal Husbandry, Dairying and Fisheries
25. Gajendra Singh Shekhawat – Minister of Jal Shakti

Ministers of State (Independent Charge)

1. Santosh Kumar Gangwar – Minister of State (Independent Charge) of the Ministry of Labour and Employment

2. Rao Inderjit Singh –  Minister of State (Independent Charge) of the Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation; and Minister of State (Independent Charge) of the Ministry of Planning.

3. Shripad Naik – Minister of State (Independent Charge) of the Ministry of Ayurveda, Yoga and Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha and Homoeopathy (AYUSH); and Minister of State in the Ministry of Defence.

4. Dr. Jitendra Singh – Minister of State (Independent Charge) of the Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region; Minister of State in the Prime Minister’s Office and Minister of State in the Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions;  Minister of State in the Department of Atomic Energy and  Minister of State in the Department of Space.

5. Kiren Rijiju – Minister of State (Independent Charge) of the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports; and Minister of State in the Ministry of Minority Affairs

6. Prahalad Singh Patel – Minister of State (Independent Charge) of the Ministry of Culture; and Minister of State (Independent Charge) of the Ministry of Tourism.

8. Hardeep Singh Puri – Minister of State (Independent Charge) of the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs;  Minister of State (Independent Charge) of the Ministry of Civil Aviation; and Minister of State in the Ministry of Commerce and Industry.

9. Mansukh L. Mandaviya – Minister of State (Independent Charge) of the Ministry of Shipping; and Minister of State in the Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers.

Ministers of State: Cabinet shuffle

1. Faggansingh Kulaste – Minister of State in the Ministry of Steel

2. Ashwini Kumar Choubey – Minister of State in the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

3. Arjun Ram Meghwal – Minister of State in the Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs; and Minister of State in the Ministry of Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises

4. General (Retd.) V. K. Singh – Minister of State in the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways

5. Krishan Pal – Minister of State in the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment

6. Danve Raosaheb Dadarao –  Minister of State in the Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution

7. G Kishan Reddy  – Minister of State in the Ministry of Home Affairs

8. Parshottam Rupala – Minister of State in the Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare

9. Ramdas Athawale –  Minister of State in the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment

10. Niranjan Jyoti – Minister of State in the Ministry of Rural Development

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11. Babul Supriyo – Minister of State in the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change

12. Sanjeev Kumar Balyan – Minister of State in the Ministry of Animal Husbandry, Dairying and Fisheries

13. Dhotre Sanjay Shamrao –  Minister of State in the Ministry of Human Resource Development; Minister of State in the Ministry of Communications; and Minister of State in the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology

14. Anurag Singh Thakur – Minister of State in the Ministry of Finance; and  Minister of State in the Ministry of Corporate Affairs.

15. Angadi Suresh Channabasappa – Minister of State in the Ministry of Railways

16. Nityanand Rai – Minister of State in the Ministry of Home Affairs

17. Rattan Lal Kataria – Minister of State in the Ministry of Jal Shakti; and Minister of State in the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment

18. V Muraleedharan – Minister of State in the Ministry of External Affairs; and Minister of State in the Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs

19. Renuka Singh Saruta – Minister of State in the Ministry of Tribal Affair

20. Som Parkash – Minister of State in the Ministry of Commerce and Industry

21. Rameswar Teli – Minister of State in the Ministry of Food Processing Industries

22. Pratap Chandra Sarangi – Minister of State in the Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises; and Minister of State in the Ministry of Animal Husbandry, Dairying and Fisheries.

23. Kailash Choudhary  -Minister of State in the Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare

24. Debasree Chaudhuri – Minister of State in the Ministry of Women and Child Development

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