Amit Shah gets home, Sitharaman is new Finance minister

Gujarat Global News Network, New Delhi

BJP president and MP from Gandhinagar Amit Shah has been given home portfolio, as expected. Shah who contested parliament elections for the first time won with a huge margin of over 5 lakh votes.

Shah took charge of his ministry an hour back and attended the first cabinet meeting of the new government. He is only one among the 26 MPs of Gujarat who have been included in the ministry.

Speculations were rife till today morning about the portfolio to be allocated to Shah, Modi’s number two man. There were rumours about Shah getting Finance ministry. No other MP from Gujarat has been included in the cabinet. Purushottam Rupala and Mansukh Mandaviya have been repeated and they are Rajya Sabha members.

With Shah getting the important ministry now there are speculations about his replacement as party president. Shah has been the architect of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s victory in 2014 and 2019.

Nirmala Sitharaman has been made the new Finance minister. She was defence minister in the earlier ministry. She has been replaced by Rajnath singh who was home minister in the last cabinet.

Following is the list of portfolios allocated:

Narendra Modi: Prime Minister and also in-charge of 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.

Cabinet Ministers

  1. Rajnath Singh– Minister of Defence

2.Amit Shah – Minister of Home Affairs

  1. Nitin Gadkari– Minister of road transport and highways; and minister of micro, small and medium enterprises
  2. D V Sadananda Gowda: Minister of Chemicals and Fertilizers
  3. Nirmala Sitharaman– Minister of Finance and corporate affairs
  4. Ram Vilas Paswan– Minister of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution
  5. Narendra Singh Tomar– Minister of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare; Minister of Rural Development; and Minister of Panchayati Raj
  6. Ravi Shankar Prasad– Minister of Law and Justice; Minister of Communications;and Minister of Electronics and Information Technology
  7. Harsimrat Kaur Badal– Minister of Food Processing Industries
  8. Thaawar Chand Gehlot: Minister of Social Justice and Empowerment
  9. Subrahmanyam Jaishankar: Minister of External Affairs
  10. Ramesh Pokhriyal: Minister of Human Resource Development
  11. Arjun Munda: Minister of Tribal Affair
  12. Smriti Zubin Irani – Minister of Women and Child Development; and Minister of Textiles
  13. Dr Harsh Vardhan: Minister of Health and Family Welfare; Minister of Science and Technology; and Minister of Earth Sciences
  14. Prakash Javadekar– Minister of Environment, Forest and Climate Change; and Minister of Information and Broadcastin
  15. Piyush Goyal – Minister of Railways; and Minister of Commerce and Industr
  16. Dharmendra Pradhan– Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas; and Minister of Steel
  17. Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi: Minister of Minority Affairs
  18. Pralhad Joshi: Minister of Parliamentary Affairs; Minister of Coal; and Minister of Mines.
  19. Dr Mahendra Nath Pandey: Minister of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship
  20. Arvind Ganpat Sawant: Minister of Heavy Industries and Public Enterprise
  21. Giriraj Singh: Minister of Animal Husbandry, Dairying and Fisheries
  22. Gajendra Singh Shekhawat: Minister of Jal Shakti

Here is the full list of 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 Yesso 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. 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; 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.
  7. Raj Kumar Singh:Minister 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 Entrepreneurship.
  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

  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
  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 Affairs
  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 and 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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