first_imgAmit Shah is India’s new home minister and Rajanth Singh the new defence minister. This announcemnet was made a day after Prime Minister Narendra Modi took the oath of office from President Ram Nath Kovind at the Rashtrapati Bhavan at a gala ceremony attended by nearly 8,000 people, including foreign dignitaries. Besides him, other cabinet ministers were also sworn in.With this, speculations on who will make it to the second Modi government have also come to rest. Since May 23 when results of the 2019 Lok Sabha election were announced and BJP returned to power with a thumping majority (303 seats on its own and 353 with NDA partners), various names have come up as possible ministers in the new Modi government.For his second term, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has reposed trust on many ministers who were part of his first government. These names include Rajnath Singh, Nitin Gadkari, Sadananda Gowda, Nirmala Sitharaman among others.On Wednesday, Arun Jaitley, who served as the finance minister in the first Modi government, requested PM Modi that he should not be given any responsibility in the new government due to his poor health.ALSO READ | Amit Shah joins Modi govt: What changes and what may now worry Team Modi-ShahSushma Swaraj, another senior BJP leader who held the portfolio of external affairs, is no longer part of the Modi government due to health reasons. At present, Sushma Swaraj is not a member of the Lok Sabha or the Rajya Sabha. She did not contest the 2019 Lok Sabha election citing health reasons.advertisement Prime Narendra Modi’s image used in the poster above was clicked by India Today’s Group Photo Editor (Bandeep Singh who tweets at @junglelight). The poster has been illustrated by Deepak Verma.(Click photo for a zoomed version.)Meanwhile, former foreign secretary S Jaishankar, who is not a member of the Lok Sabha or the Rajya Sabha, has also been inducted into the Modi government.Here is the full list of cabinet ministers in the second Modi government.CABINET MINISTERSS.No.NAMEPORTFOLIO1Narendra ModiPrime Minister and also in-charge of: Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions; Department of Atomic Energy; Department of Space; andAll important policy issues; and all other portfolios not allocated to any Minister2Amit ShahHome Minister3Rajnath SinghDefence Minister4Nitin GadkariMinister of Road Transport and Highways; and Minister of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises5Sadananda GowdaMinister of Chemicals and Fertilizers6Nirmala SitharamanFinance Minister, and Minister of Corporate Affairs7Ram Vilas PaswanMinister of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution8Narendra Singh TomarMinister of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare; Minister of Rural Development; and Minister of Panchayati Raj9Ravi Shankar PrasadMinister of Law and Justice; Minister of Communications; and Minister of Electronics and Information Technology10Harsimrat Kaur BadalMinister of Food Processing Industries11S JaishankarMinister of External Affairs12Ramesh Nishank PokhriyalMinister of Human Resource Development13Thawar Chand GahlotMinister of Social Justice and Empowerment14Arjun MundaMinister of Tribal Affairs15Smriti IraniMinister of Women and Child Development; and Minister of Textiles16Harsh VardhanMinister of Health and Family Welfare;Minister of Science and Technology; and Minister of Earth Sciences17Prakash JavadekarMinister of Environment, Forest and Climate Change; and Minister of Information and Broadcasting18Piyush GoyalMinister of Railways; andMinister of Commerce and Industry19Dharmendra PradhanMinister of Petroleum and Natural Gas; and Minister of Steel20Mukhtar Abbas NaqviMinister of Minority Affairs21Pralhad JoshiMinister of Parliamentary Affairs;Minister of Coal; and Minister of Mines22Mahendra Nath PandeyMinister of Skill Development andEntrepreneurship23Arvind SawantMinister of Heavy Industries and Public Enterprise24Giriraj SinghMinister of Animal Husbandry, Dairying and Fisheries25Gajendra Singh ShekhawatMinister of Jal ShaktiMinisters of State (Independent Charge)26Santosh GangwarMinister of State (Independent Charge) ofthe Ministry of Labour and Employment27Rao Indrajit SinghMinister of State (Independent Charge) of the Ministry of Statistics and ProgrammeImplementation; and Minister of State (Independent Charge) of the Ministry of Planning.28Shreepad NayakMinister 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 Defence29Jitendra SinghMinister of State (Independent Charge) of the Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region; Minister of State in the Prime Minister’s Office; 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 Space30Kiren RijijuMinister of State (Independent Charge) of the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports; and Minister of State in the Ministry of Minority Affairs31Prahlad Singh PatelMinister of State (Independent Charge) of the Ministry of Culture; and Minister of State (Independent Charge) of the Ministry of Tourism32RK SinghMinister of State (Independent Charge) of the Ministry of Power; Minister of State (Independent Charge) of the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy; and Minister of State in the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship33Hardeep Singh PuriMinister 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 Industry34Mansukh MandaviyaMinister of State (Independent Charge) of the Ministry of Shipping; and Minister of State in the Ministry of Chemicals and FertilizersMINISTERS OF STATE35Faggan Singh KulasteMinister of State in the Ministry of Steel36Ashwini ChaubeyMinister of State in the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare37Gen (retd) VK SinghMinister of State in the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways38Kishan Pal GujjarMinister of State in the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment39Danve Raosaheb DadaraoMinister of State in the Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution40G. Kishan ReddyMinister of State in the Ministry of Home Affairs41Parshottam RupalaMinister of State in the Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare42Ramdas AthawaleMinister of State in the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment43Sadhvi Niranjan JyotiMinister of State in the Ministry of Rural Development44Babul SupriyoMinister of State in the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change45Sanjeev Kumar BalyanMinister of State in the Ministry of Animal Husbandry, Dairying and Fisheries46Dhotre Sanjay ShamraoMinister of State in the Ministry of Human Resource Development; Minister of State in the Ministry ofCommunications; and Minister of State in the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology47Anurag Singh ThakurMinister of State in the Ministry of Finance; and Minister of State in the Ministry of CorporateAffairs48Angadi Suresh ChannabasappaMinister of State in the Ministry of Railways49Nityanand RaiMinister of State in the Ministry of Home Affairs50V MuraleedharanMinister of State in the Ministry of External Affairs; and Minister of State in the Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs51Renuka Singh SarutaMinister of State in the Ministry of Tribal Affairs52Som ParkashMinister of State in the Ministry of Commerce and Industry53Rameswar TeliMinister of State in the Ministry of Food Processing Industries54Pratap Chandra SarangiMinister of State in the Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises; and Minister of State in the Ministry of Animal Husbandry, Dairying and Fisheries55Kailash ChoudharyMinister of State in the Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare56Debasree ChaudhuriMinister of State in the Ministry of Women and Child Development57Arjun Ram MeghwalMinister of State in the Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs; and Minister of State in the Ministry of Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises58Rattan Lal KatariaMinister of State in the Ministry of Jal Shakti; and Minister of State in the Ministry of Social Justice and EmpowermentALSO READ | Modi oath-taking: The day Raisina Hill turned Capitol HilladvertisementadvertisementALSO READ | Narendra Modi takes oath, becomes PM Narendra Modi againALSO READ | Amit Shah likely to be finance minister, JP Nadda front runner for BJP chief: SourcesALSO WATCH | Narendra Modi takes oath as Prime Minister for second timelast_img

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