Modi Sarkar 2.0 dedicates first decision to ‘those who protect India’

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Updated:May 31, 2019 6:24:43 pm

PM Narendra Modi Government 2.0: Amit Shah has been appointed as the new Home Minister of India. While Nirmala Sitharaman will be the new Finance Minister, Rajnath Singh has been shifted to the Defence. S Jaishankar has been appointed as the new External Affairs Minister.

Modi cabinet ministers list, modi cabinet 2019Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrives for the swearing-in ceremony at the forecourt of Rashtrapati Bhawan in New Delhi on Thursday.

Full Cabinet Ministers List of Modi Government: The new Team Modi list is out with their roles clearly defined. The portfolio allocation of the ministers who took oath on Thursday evening alongside Prime Minister Narendra Modi shows some big changes – one that makes the priorities of the government pretty clear. Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president, perhaps the most powerful minister in the government after the PM, Amit Shah has been appointed as the next Home Minister of India. He replaces former party president Rajnath Singh who has been shifted to the Defence Ministry from MHA. In a big elevation, Nirmala Sitharaman has been given the responsibility of new Finance Minister, replacing Arun Jaitley who has opted out of the new Modi government. Former foreign secretary S Jaishankar will be the new External Affairs ministers. He replaces Sushma Swaraj who didn’t contest the Lok Sabha elections this time. Former investment banker and CA Piyush Goyal has retained the Railways portfolio. Smriti Irani who defeated Congress president Rahul Gandhi in his family bastion Amethi, has been appointed as the Minister of Women and Child Development and Minister of Textiles.

Th announcement of the portfolios comes a day after 57 ministers took oath of office and secrecy along with Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

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    PM Modi chairs first Cabinet meeting of new govt

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    PM Modi chairs first Cabinet meeting

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    17:11 (IST)31 May 2019
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    16:21 (IST)31 May 2019
    S Jaishankar takes charge as External Affairs Minister

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    15:16 (IST)31 May 2019
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    14:53 (IST)31 May 2019
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    14:35 (IST)31 May 2019
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    14:31 (IST)31 May 2019
    VK Singh appointed as MoS in Road Transport and Highways

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    14:29 (IST)31 May 2019
    Kiren Rijiju is new Youth Affairs and Sports Minister

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    14:20 (IST)31 May 2019
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    13:38 (IST)31 May 2019
    Javadekar gets I&B; Environment

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    13:32 (IST)31 May 2019

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    13:32 (IST)31 May 2019
    Prakash Javadekar get I&B; Environment

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    13:31 (IST)31 May 2019
    Ramesh Pokhriyal gets HRD

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    13:28 (IST)31 May 2019
    Ram Vilas retains Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution

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    13:26 (IST)31 May 2019
    Narendra Singh Tomar gets Agriculture

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    13:21 (IST)31 May 2019
    New Ministry of Jal Shakti created

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    13:18 (IST)31 May 2019
    Nitin Gadkari retains Road Transport and Highways

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    13:14 (IST)31 May 2019
    Ravi Shankar Prasad gets Law; Communications; Electronics and IT

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    13:12 (IST)31 May 2019
    Smriti Irani gets Women and Child Development; Textiles

    Smriti Irani has been appointed as the Minister of Women and Child Development and Minister of Textiles. Irani had defeated Congress president Rahul Gandhi in his family bastion Amethi. In the previous Modi government, she was appointed as the HRD Minister but later shifted to Textile. She replaces Maneka Gandhi as Minister of Women and Child Development.

    13:04 (IST)31 May 2019
    Piyush Goyal retains Railways

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    13:02 (IST)31 May 2019
    S Jaishankar is new External Affairs Minister

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    13:00 (IST)31 May 2019
    Amit Shah is new Home Minister

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    12:58 (IST)31 May 2019
    Nirmala Sitharaman is new Finance Minister

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    12:58 (IST)31 May 2019
    Rajnath Singh gets Defence portfolio

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    12:52 (IST)31 May 2019
    Nitish Kumar says JD(U) not upset with BJP

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    12:48 (IST)31 May 2019
    37 ministers dropped from previous Modi govt

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    12:45 (IST)31 May 2019
    Full list of Council of Ministers

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    12:40 (IST)31 May 2019
    Modi Cabinet 2.0: Full list of Cabinet ministers

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    12:38 (IST)31 May 2019
    Apna Dal not given place in Modi Cabinet

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    12:34 (IST)31 May 2019
    Nitish Kumar's JD(U) stays away from Modi Cabinet

    NDA ally Janata Dal (United) led by Nitish Kumar decided not to join the Modi government. Nitish told reporters that the BJP was offering just one berth while he was demanding two berths in the government. He, however, made it clear that the JD(U) will continue to support the BJP at the Centre and rule in Bihar in an agreement.

    12:20 (IST)31 May 2019
    S Jaishankar to be new External Affairs Minister?

    Former foreign secretary S Jaishankar may become the country's new External Affairs Ministers, given that he has vast experience of working in the Ministry. Jaishankar had served as the foreign secretary in the previous Modi government. He was India's Ambassador to the United States between December 2013 and January 2015.

    12:17 (IST)31 May 2019
    Rajnath Singh to retain Home Ministry portfolio?

    Former BJP president Rajnath Singh had served as the Minister for Home Affairs in the previous Modi government. There are reports that he may once again get the charge of Home portfolio. Rajnath Singh is a Lok Sabha MP from Lucknow seat.

    12:16 (IST)31 May 2019
    Amit Shah to get Finance portfolio?

    There are reports that BJP president Amit Shah may get the Finance portfolio which was held by Arun jaitley in the previous government. Since Jaitley has opted out of the government due to his poor health, speculation is rife that Shah will get the crucial ministry. In the previous Modi government, Shah had kept himself restricted to the party affairs.

    12:14 (IST)31 May 2019
    Mosi Cabinet ministers portfolio soon

    The portfolios of newly sworn-in ministers will be announced shorty. A total of 57 Ministers which includes 24 Cabinet-rank ministers, 9 MoS (Independent Charge) and 24 MoS-rank Ministers were sworn-in on Thursday evening.

    The combo picture shows President Ram Nath Kovind administering oath of office and secrecy to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Cabinet ministers.Presidenr Ram Nath Kovind administered the oath of office and secrecy to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and 57 Ministers at the forecourt of Rashtrapati Bhavan in the presence of over 8,000 guests. While 24 each were were sworn-in as Cabinet-rank Ministers and MoS-rank ministers, remaining nine were sworn-in as MoS (Independent charge).
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