Nirmala gets Finance, Rajnath Defence, Smriti Women & Child
New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s close aide Amit Shah will be India’s new Home Minister while Rajnath Singh, the Home Minister in previous Modi regime has been given the Defence portfolio as the list of new Ministers for Modi’s second term was announced this morning. Rashtrapati Bhavan released the portfolio allocation list.
While Nitin Gadkari will be the Minister of Road Transport and Highways, Nirmala Sitharaman will be Finance Minister and Minister of Corporate Affairs. Modi’s new team of 57 Ministers includes 24 Cabinet Ministers, nine Ministers of State (Independent Charge) and 24 Ministers of State.
S. Jaishankar has been allocated the Ministry of External Affairs, Smriti Irani gets Ministry of Women and Child Development, Dr. Harshavardhan gets Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Ministry of Science and Technology and Ministry of Earth Sciences. Prakash Javadekar is the Minister of Environment, Forest and Climate Change and Minister of Information and Broadcasting. Piyush Goyal is the Railway Minister and Minister of Commerce and Industry. Dharmendra Pradhan gets Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas and Ministry of Steel.
The lone Muslim MP in the new Cabinet, Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi retains the Ministry of Minority Affairs. Ravi Shankar Prasad gets Ministry of Law and Justice, Ministry of Communications and Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology. Dharmendra Pradhan gets Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas and Ministry of Steel. Harsimrat Kaur is the Minister of Food Processing Industries. Ram Vilas Paswan gets Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi holds the following portfolios: Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions, Department of Atomic Energy, Department of Space and all important policy issues and all other portfolios not allocated to any Minister.
Giriraj Singh was appointed as the Minister of Animal Husbandry, Dairying and Fisheries. Former Uttarakhand Chief Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ gets the Ministry of Human Resource Development, which was earlier held by Prakash Javadekar. D.V. Sadananda Gowda is the Minister of Chemicals and Fertilizers.
Narendra Singh Tomar is the Minister of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, Minister of Rural Development and Minister of Panchayat Raj. Thawar Chand Gehlot is the Minister of Social Justice and Empowerment. Arjun Munda is the Minister of Tribal Affairs. Pralhad Joshi is the Minister of Parliamentary Affairs, Minister of Coal and Minister of Mines. Suresh Angadi has been made the Minister of State in the Ministry of Railways.
Debasree Chaudhuri is the Minister of State in the Ministry of Women and Child Development. Pratap Chandra Sarangi is the 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.
Rameswar Theli is the Minister of State in the Ministry of Food Processing Industries. Babul Supriyo is the Minister of State in the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change. Kiren Rijiju is the Minister of State (Independent Charge) of the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports and Minister of State in the Ministry of Minority Affairs.