57 ministers sworn in as PM Modi begins second term; complete list

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India May 30, 2019, 11.03 PM(IST) May 30, 2019, 11.10 PM(IST)

Narendra Modi shakes hands with President Ram Nath Kovind as he takes oath as the Prime Minister of India for the second time. Photograph:( Others )

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In the 58-member ministry,  BJP chief Amit Shah made his debut at the Centre and former foreign secretary S Jaishankar emerged as a surprise pick.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi inducted 20 new faces in his council of ministers and dropped some of the most visible faces of his team — finance minister Arun Jaitley, external affairs minister Sushma Swaraj and commerce minister Suresh Prabhu.

While Jaitley's absence had become public on Wednesday as he opted out on health grounds, the absence of Sushma and Prabhu came as a surprise

A bigger surprise, however, was the inclusion of former foreign secretary S. Jaishankar into the cabinet.

Besides 25 Cabinet ministers including Modi, Shah, Rajnath Singh, Nirmala Sitharaman, Nitin Gadkari, Smriti Irani, Piyush Goyal and Jaishankar, nine were sworn in as Minister of State with Independent charge and another 24 as Minister of State.

Here is the complete list of ministers: 

New Union cabinet ministers

1. Rajnath Singh
2. Amit Shah
3. Nitin Gadkari
4. DV Sadananda Gowda
5. Nirmala Sitharaman
6. Ram Vilas Paswan
7. Narendra Singh Tomar
8. Ravi Shankar Prasad
9. Harsimrat Kaur Badal
10. Thawarchand Gehlot
11. Subrahmanyam Jaishankar
12. Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank
13. Arjun Munda
14. Smriti Irani
15. Dr Harsh Vardhan
16. Prakash Javdekar
17. Piyush Goyal
18. Dharmendra Pradhan
19. Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi
20. Prahlad Joshi
21. Mahendra Nath Pandey
22. Arvind Sawant
23. Giriraj Singh
24. Gajendra Singh Shekhawat 


Ministers of State (Independent Charge)

1. Santosh Kumar Gangwar
2. Rao Inderjit Singh
3. Shripad Yesso Naik
4. Dr Jitendra Singh
5. RK singh
6. Kiren Rijiju
7. Prahlad Singh Patel
8. Hardeep Singh Puri
9. Mansukh Mandaviya 

Ministers of State

1. Faggan Singh Kulaste
2. Ashwini Kumar Choubey
3. Arjun Ram Meghwal
4. General (Retd) V.K. Singh
5. Krishan Pal
6. Danve Raosaheb Dadarao
7. G. Kishan Reddy
8. Parshottam Rupala
9. Ramdas Athawale
10. Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti
11. Babul Supriyo
12. Sanjeev Kumar Balyan
13. Dhotre Sanjay Shamrao
14. Anurag Singh Thakur
15. Angadi Suresh Channabasappa
16. Nityanand Rai
17. Rattan Lal Kataria
18. V. Muraleedharan
19. Renuka Singh Saruta
20. Som Parkash
21. Rameswar Teli
22. Pratap Chandra Sarangi
23. Kailash Choudhary
24. Debasree Chaudhuri

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