PM Modi Gets New Cabinet: 15 Including Jyotiraditya Scindia Take Oath As Union Ministers, Others As MoS

President Ram Nath Kovind administered the oath of office to the ministers at Rashtrapati Bhawan on Wednesday.

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday got brand-new cabinet with 43 minister taking oath at the Rashtrapati Bhawan. President Ram Nath Kovind administered the oath of office to the ministers.

A number of leaders, including BJP’s Rajeev Chandrashekhar and Anupriya Patel of NDA ally Apna Dal were also sworn in as ministers of state (MoS) on Wednesday. Those inducted into the Union Cabinet as junior ministers include Pankaj Choudhary, Anupriya Patel (Apna Dal), Dr SP Singh Baghel, Rajeev Chandrashekhar, Shobha Karandlaje, Bhanu Pratap Singh Verma, Darshana Jardosh, Meenakshi Lekhi, Annpurna Devi, A Narayanaswamy, Kaushal Kishore, Ajay Bhatt, BL Verma and Ajay Kumar.

A total of 15 individuals were also sworn in as ministers of the Union Cabinet by President Ram Nath Kovind on Wednesday. Those inducted as Cabinet ministers include Narayan Rane, Sarbananda Sonowal, Dr Virendra Kumar, Jyotiraditya Scindia, RCP Singh (JDU), Ashwani Vaishnaw, Pashupati Kumar Paras (LJP), Kiren Rijiju, Raj Kumar Singh, Hardeep Singh Puri, Mansukh Mandaviya, Bhupender Yadav, Purshottam Rupala, G Kishan Reddy and Anurag Thakur. 

Ahead of the cabinet expansion, President Ram Nath Kovind accepted the resignations of 12 Union ministers, including Ravi Shankar Prasad, Prakash Javadekar and Harsh Vardhan, with immediate effect.

In all, six Cabinet Ministers, one Minister of State (Independent Charge) and five Ministers of State have resigned. Those resigned include Cabinet Ministers D V Sadananda Gowda (Chemical and Fertilizers), Ravi Shankar Prasad (Law and Justice, Communications, Electronics & Information Technology), Thaawarchand Gehlot (Social Justice and Empowerment), Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank’ (Education), Harsh Vardhan (Health and Family Welfare) and Prakash Javadekar (Environment, Forest and Climate Change).

The resignation of Santosh Kumar Gangwar, Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Labour and Employment, has also been accepted by the president.

Five Ministers of State —

Babul Supriyo (Environment, Forest and Climate Change), Dhotre Sanjay Shamrao (Education), Rattan Lal Kataria (Jal Shakti), Pratap Chandra Sarangi (Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises) and Debasree Chaudhuri (Women and Child Development) — have also resigned.

The President, as advised by the Prime Minister, has accepted the resignations of these ministers from the Council of Ministers with immediate effect, the statement said.

Here is the list of ministers who took oath for new ministries:

  1. Narayan Rane
  2. Sarbananda Sonowal
  3. Dr. Virendra Kumar
  4. Jyotiraditya M Scindia
  5. Ramchandra Prasad Singh
  6. Ashwini Vaishnaw
  7. Pashupati Paras
  8. Kiren Rijiju
  9. Raj Kumar Singh
  10. Hardeep Singh Puri
  11. Mansukh Mandaviya
  12. Bhupender Yadav
  13. Parshottam Rupala
  14. G. Kishan Reddy
  15. Anurag Singh Thakur
  16. Pankaj Choudhary
  17. Anupriya Singh Patel
  18. Dr. Satya Pal Singh Baghel
  19. Rajeev Chandrasekhar
  20. Shobha Karandlaje
  21. Bhanu Pratap Singh Verma
  22. Darshana Vikram Jardosh
  23. Meenakshi Lekhi
  24. Annapurna Devi
  25. Narayanaswamy
  26. Kaushal Kishore
  27. Ajay Bhatt
  28. B. L. Verma
  29. Ajay Kumar
  30. Chauhan Devusinh
  31. Bhagwanth Khuba
  32. Kapil Moreshwar Patil
  33. Pratima Bhoumik
  34. Dr. Subhas Sarkar
  35. Dr. Bhagwat Kishanrao Karad
  36. Dr. Rajkumar Ranjan Singh
  37. Dr. Bharati Pravin Pawar
  38. Bishweswar Tudu
  39. Shantanu Thakur
  40. Dr. Munjapara Mahendrabhai
  41. John Barla
  42. Dr. L. Murugan
  43. Nisith Pramanik
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