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LIVE: Amit Shah made Home Minister; Modi govt cabinet portfolios announced

PM Narendra Modi has declared the portfolio of cabinet ministers to be part of the new government. Catch live updates here

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Amit Shah appointed as the new Home Minster of India. Photo: ANI

Amit Shah appointed as the new Home Minster of India. Photo: ANI

Narendra Modi was on Thursday sworn in as the Prime Minister of India for the second time by President Ram Nath Kovind at the Rashtrapati Bhavan in the presence of his top ministers Amit Shah, Rajnath Singh, Nitin Gadkari, Smriti Irani, D V Sadananda Gowda, Nirmala Sitharaman, among others. 

As expected, BJP President Amit Shah made his debut in Modi's second term. He has been appointed as the Home Minister in Modi's new government.

Along with PM Modi, 24 Cabinet ministers, nine ministers of state (Independent charge) and 24 ministers of state took oath on Friday.


For Modi's new cabinet, nearly 30 ministers from the previous Council have been dropped. In a surprise, ministers like Sushma Swaraj, Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore and Maneka Gandhi who were earlier in Modi's cabinet ministerial list were not inducted in the new council of ministers' list. 


Maneka Gandhi has been named pro tem speaker and could be confirmed in that position once the House is constituted. Jagat Prakash Nadda, who did not find mention on the list of ministers, could be the next BJP president. Former foreign Secretary S Jaishankar, is seen as a potential replacement for Sushma Swaraj, as the next Minister of External Affairs.

Modi's grand swearing-in ceremony accomodated 8,000 guests, including Bollywood stars and leaders of neighbouring countries like Bangladesh and Sri Lanka.
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Modi tweets about his first decision

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PM increases scholarship for 'martyrs' children

PM Narendra Modi's first decision on assuming office is is to increase a scholarship Scheme given to the wards of state police officials killed in terrorist or Maoist attacks. Rates of scholarship have been increased from Rs. 2000 per month to Rs. 2500 per month for boys and from Rs. 2250 per month to Rs 3000 per month for girls, reports news agency ANI.
 
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Amit Shah arrives Cabinet meeting

The first cabinet meeting of the new government is about to start soon. Newly appointed home minister Amit Shah has arrived for the meeting.
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Nirmala Sitharaman takes charge as Minister of Finance and Corporate Affairs

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Market experts react to Sitharaman's appointment as Finance Minister

Contrary to expectation that Amit Shah, a seasoned stock broker and the chief architect of NDA's victory for the second consecutive time will be handed over reigns of the Finance Ministry, after Arun Jaitley expressed his desire to stay away from any role in the new government citing health reasons. Consequently, Nirmala Sitharaman has been given the charge of the Finance Ministry, while Amit Shah will handle the Home Ministry.
 
Click here to know what leading analysts have to say on the appointment of Nirmala Sitharaman as the new Finance Minister

 
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Here is the full list of 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. 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 Empowermen
 
10. Niranjan Jyoti - Minister of State in the Ministry of Rural Development

Read full list here
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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.
 
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Modi cabinet ministers full list

Following is the list of portfolios allocated

Cabinet Ministers
 
1. Rajnath Singh - Minister of Defence
 
2. Amit Shah - Minister of Home Affairs
 
3. Nitin Gadkari - Minister of road transport and highways; and minister of micro, small and medium enterprises
 
4. D V Sadananda Gowda- Minister of Chemicals and Fertilizers
 
5. Nirmala Sitharaman - Minister of Finance
 
6. Ram Vilas Paswan - Minister of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution
 
7. Narendra Singh Tomar - Minister of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare; Minister of Rural Development; and Minister of Panchayati Raj
 
8. Ravi Shankar Prasad - Minister of Law and Justice; Minister of Communications; and Minister of Electronics and Information Technology
 
9. Harsimrat Kaur Badal - Minister of Food Processing Industries
 
10. Thaawar Chand Gehlot- Minister of Social Justice and Empowerment

Read full list here
 
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Modi govt cabinet portfolios

The Narendra Modi government on Friday announced the allocation of the Cabinet portfolios. In a surprise move, Amit Shah, who was speculated to be appointed as the new finance minister, became the Home Minister with Nirmala Sitharaman becoming the new Finance Minister. Rajnath Singh has been appointed as the new Defence Minister and S Jaishankar new External Affairs Minister.
 
Here is the allocation of portfolios among the following members of the Union Council of Ministers. Read more here 
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New team Modi takes guard for second innings!

See the full list of ministers here


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Kiren Rijiju has been appointed as the Minister of State (Independent Charge) of the Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports and Minister of State in the Ministry of Minority Affairs.

Kiren Rijiju
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Modi 2.0 Cabinet: Ram Vilas Paswan appointed as Minister of Consumer Affairs, Food & Public Distribution


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Modi 2.0 Cabinet: Nirmala Sitharaman becomes Minister of Finance & Minister of Corporate Affairs

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Modi 2.0 Cabinet: Smriti Irani made Minister of Women and Child Development; and Minister of Textiles

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First Published: May 31 2019 | 8:02 AM IST

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