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Meet the Cabinet Ministers of Modi 3.0

Narendra Damodardas Modi: Prime Minister

Narendra Modi, re-elected as Prime Minister for a historic third term, continues to spearhead the nation’s executive branch. Besides overseeing key ministries such as Personnel, Public Grievances, and Pensions, he also manages the Department of Atomic Energy and the Department of Space. Modi, who secured a decisive victory in Varanasi with over 150,000 votes, has a rich political history, having served as the Chief Minister of Gujarat from 2001 to 2014.

Raj Nath Singh: Minister of Defence

Raj Nath Singh retains his position as Minister of Defence. A senior BJP leader, Singh has been pivotal in shaping India’s defence policies and strategies.

Amit Shah: Minister of Home Affairs and Minister of Cooperation

Amit Shah, representing Gandhinagar, secured an impressive win with over 740,000 votes. Known for his strong stance on national security, Shah is set to continue his role in the Ministry of Home Affairs while also handling the Ministry of Cooperation.

Nitin Jairam Gadkari: Minister of Road Transport and Highways

Dubbed the ‘Highway Man of India,’ Nitin Jairam Gadkari, the senior BJP leader from Nagpur, enters his third term. He remains committed to expanding and modernizing India’s road infrastructure.

Jagat Prakash Nadda: Minister of Health and Family Welfare; and Minister of Chemicals and Fertilizers

Jagat Prakash Nadda, who recently shifted from Rajya Sabha to Lok Sabha, continues his crucial role in health and family welfare. He also oversees the Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers.

Shivraj Singh Chouhan: Minister of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare; and Minister of Rural Development

Shivraj Singh Chouhan, former Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh, returns to the Lok Sabha after two decades, securing a significant win in Vidisha. He now focuses on agriculture and rural development.

Nirmala Sitharaman: Minister of Finance; and Minister of Corporate Affairs

Nirmala Sitharaman, the first woman to serve as India’s Finance Minister, continues in this role for a third term. Her tenure has seen significant financial reforms and economic policies.

Subrahmanyam Jaishankar: Minister of External Affairs

Former diplomat Subrahmanyam Jaishankar continues as the Minister of External Affairs. His extensive experience as India’s Ambassador to the US and China positions him well to manage international relations.

Manohar Lal: Minister of Housing and Urban Affairs; and Minister of Power

Manohar Lal Khattar, former Chief Minister of Haryana, takes on the roles of Minister of Housing and Urban Affairs and Minister of Power. His election victory from Karnal cements his place in national politics.

H. D. Kumaraswamy: Minister of Heavy Industries; and Minister of Steel

H. D. Kumaraswamy, a veteran politician and former Chief Minister of Karnataka, now oversees the Ministry of Heavy Industries and the Ministry of Steel, following his win in Mandya.

Piyush Goyal: Minister of Commerce and Industry

Piyush Goyal, a long-serving BJP leader, makes his debut in the Lok Sabha. His extensive experience will be crucial in steering India’s commerce and industry sectors.

Dharmendra Pradhan: Minister of Education

Dharmendra Pradhan, previously serving as the Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas, now leads the Ministry of Education, following his election from Sambalpur.

Jitan Ram Manjhi: Minister of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises

Jitan Ram Manjhi, former Chief Minister of Bihar, now heads the Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises. He won the Gaya seat, representing a significant leadership role.

Rajiv Ranjan Singh alias Lalan Singh: Minister of Panchayati Raj; and Minister of Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and Dairying

Rajiv Ranjan Singh, former JD(U) president, now oversees rural governance and animal husbandry, following his election from Munger.

Sarbananda Sonowal: Minister of Ports, Shipping and Waterways

Former Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal continues his significant role in managing India’s ports and waterways, representing the Dibrugarh constituency.

Virendra Kumar: Minister of Social Justice and Empowerment

Seven-time MP Virendra Kumar, now also interim Speaker of the Lok Sabha, leads the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment.

Kinjarapu Rammohan Naidu: Minister of Civil Aviation

As the youngest Cabinet Minister, Kinjarapu Rammohan Naidu, representing Srikakulam, takes charge of the Ministry of Civil Aviation.

Pralhad Joshi: Minister of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution; and Minister of New and Renewable Energy

Pralhad Joshi, a senior BJP leader from Dharwad, oversees consumer affairs, food distribution, and renewable energy initiatives.

Jual Oram: Minister of Tribal Affairs

Veteran leader Jual Oram, representing Sundargarh, continues his role in the Ministry of Tribal Affairs, marking his fifth term in the Lok Sabha.

Giriraj Singh: Minister of Textiles

Giriraj Singh, a staunch advocate of Hindutva, now manages the Ministry of Textiles following his victory from Begusarai.

Ashwini Vaishnaw: Minister of Railways; Minister of Information and Broadcasting; and Minister of Electronics and Information Technology

Ashwini Vaishnaw, continuing as the Union Minister for Railways, also handles information, broadcasting, and electronics, crucial for India’s digital infrastructure.

Jyotiraditya M. Scindia: Minister of Communications; and Minister of Development of North Eastern Region

Former Congress leader Jyotiraditya Scindia, now with BJP, oversees communications and the development of the North Eastern Region.

Bhupender Yadav: Minister of Environment, Forest and Climate Change

Bhupender Yadav, representing Alwar, continues his role in the Ministry of Environment, focusing on sustainable development and climate change.

Gajendra Singh Shekhawat: Minister of Culture; and Minister of Tourism

Gajendra Singh Shekhawat, a strong BJP leader from Jodhpur, now manages the Ministry of Culture and the Ministry of Tourism, emphasizing India’s cultural heritage and tourism potential.

Annpurna Devi: Minister of Women and Child Development

Annpurna Devi, representing Koderma, leads the Ministry of Women and Child Development, following her significant victory in Jharkhand.

Kiren Rijiju: Minister of Parliamentary Affairs; and Minister of Minority Affairs

Kiren Rijiju, a key figure in Arunachal Pradesh politics, manages parliamentary affairs and minority affairs.

Hardeep Singh Puri: Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas

Hardeep Singh Puri, a seasoned diplomat, continues as Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas, focusing on India’s energy sector.

Mansukh Mandaviya: Minister of Labour and Employment; and Minister of Youth Affairs and Sports

Mansukh Mandaviya, previously Health Minister, now oversees labor, employment, and youth affairs, representing Gujarat.

G. Kishan Reddy: Minister of Coal; and Minister of Mines

G. Kishan Reddy, instrumental in strengthening BJP in Telangana, now heads the Ministry of Coal and the Ministry of Mines.

Chirag Paswan: Minister of Food Processing Industries

Chirag Paswan, leader of the Lok Janshakti Party, takes charge of the Ministry of Food Processing Industries, representing Hajipur.

C R Patil: Minister of Jal Shakti

C. R. Patil, a three-time MP from Navsari, manages the Ministry of Jal Shakti, focusing on India’s water resources and management.

These leaders, with their diverse backgrounds and significant electoral victories, form the backbone of Modi’s third-term cabinet, poised to drive India towards further development and prosperity.

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