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Modi cabinet ministers full list: Amit Shah Home Minister, Sitharaman FM

Rajnath Singh has been appointed as the new Defence Minister and S Jaishankar new External Affairs Minister

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Nirmala Sitharaman takes charge as Minister of Finance and Corporate Affairs

BS Web Team New Delhi
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.

Smriti Irani, who was expected to be awarded handsomely for defeating Rahul Gandhi in Amethi, has been made the Minister of Women and Child Development and Minister of Textiles.

Nirmala Sitharaman will be the first woman Finance Minister after Indira

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First Published: May 31 2019 | 1:15 PM IST

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