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July 05, 2016

Cabinet Reshuffle : List of 19 New Ministers

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi today expanded his Union Council of Ministers with 19 new Ministers of State. President Pranab Mukherjee administered oath to these new ministers, and elevated MoS Prakash Javadekar to a Cabinet rank. The top four ministries — Home, Finance, Defence and External Affairs — didn’t see any change. All new joinees are from the BJP, except Ramdas Athavale and Anupriya Patel. The portfolios for the newly inducted ministers will be made known by the Union government later this evening. Here is the list of new ministers and the ministers who have resigned to make way. Happy Reading :)
Important Points to Note :
  • With the new inductions, Modi’s council of ministers stands to 78.
  • The council of ministers can have a maximum of 82 members.
List of 19 New Ministers
  • Ajay Tamta : BJP Lok Sabha MP from Almora
  • Anil Madhav Dave: BJP Rajya Sabha MP from Madhya Pradesh
  • Anupriya Singh Patel, Apna Dal MP from Mirzapur
  • Arjun Ram Meghwal: BJP Lok Sabha MP from Bikaner
  • CR Chaudhary:  BJP MP from Nagaur
  • Faggan Singh Kulaste: BJP Lok Sabha MP from Mandla
  • Jaswant Sinh Bhabhor : BJP MP from Dahod
  • Krishna Raj : BJP MP from ShahjahanpurCabinet Reshuffle – 
  • Mahendra Nath Pandey : BJP Lok Sabha MP from Chandauli
  • Mansukh Mandaviya : BJP Rajya Sabha MP from Gujarat
  • MJ Akbar : BJP Rajya Sabha MP from Madhya Pradesh
  • Parshottam Rupala : BJP Rajya Sabha MP from Gujarat
  • PP Chaudhary : BJP MP from Pali
  • Rajen Gohain : BJP Lok Sabha MP from Nawgong
  • Ramdas Athawale : RPI Rajya Sabha MP from Maharashtra
  • Ramesh Chandappa Jigjinagi : BJP Lok Sabha MP from Bijapur
  • SS Ahluwalia : BJP Lok Sabha MP from Darjeeling
  • Subhash Ramrao Bhamre : BJP Lok Sabha MP from Dhule
  • Vijay Goel : BJP Rajya Sabha MP from Rajasthan
List of 5 Ministers who resigned to make way
  • Nihal Chand (Minister of Chemicals & Fertilizers)
  • Ram Shankar Katheria (MoS, Human Resource Development)
  • Sanwar Lal Jat (Union minister of state, Water Resources)
  • Masukhbhai D Vasva (Union minister for tribal affairs)
  • MK Kundariya (MoS for Agriculture), all of them belonging to the BJP.
Note : This is the second Cabinet expansion since Prime Minister Narendra Modi came to power in 2014.
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