MINISTERS IN MODI CABINET

Home Affairs

BJP president Rajnath Singh is the Union Minister of Home Affairs and Modi’s number 2 in government. He took oath immediately after Mr Modi. He will be assisted by Kiren Rijiju, who is the Minister of State for Home Affairs.[7]

External Affairs, Overseas Indian Affairs Minister

Sushma Swaraj is the Union Minister of External Affairs and Overseas Indian Affairs. She will be assisted by former Chief of the Army Staff (India) General (Retd.) Vijay Kumar Singh as Minister of State. The General, who is now the Ghaziabad MP, also has independent charge of North East Affairs.

Finance, Corporate Affairs, Defence

Arun Jaitley is the Union Finance Minister and also holds the additional charge of Defence and Corporate Affairs. He will be assisted in the Defence Ministry by Gurgaon MP, Rao Inderjit Singh as Minister of State. Mr Singh also has independent charge of Statistic and Planning.

Shipping, Road Transport and Highways

Another former party president Nitin Gadkari has been given a mega Transport Ministry consisting of the Ministry of Shipping and the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways. Chaudhary Krishan Pal Gurjar as Minister of State for Shipping, Road Transport and Highways will be assisting him.

Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation

Former Chief Minister of Madhya PradeshUma Bharti is the Union Minister of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation.[8][9]

Civil Aviation

Pusapati Ashok Gajapati Raju of the Telugu Desam Party is the Union Minister of Civil Aviation.[10]

Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises

Anant Geete of the Shiv Sena holds the portfolio of Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises[11][12]

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