TEAM MODI TAKES OVER

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Narendra Modi
Narendra Modi | 68 Prime Minister

Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions; Department of Atomic Energy; Department of Space; All important policy issues; and All other portfolios not allocated to any Minister Won from Varanasi by a margin of over 4.7 lakh votes. Modi was appointed Chief Minister of Gujarat in 2001 and succeeded Keshubhai Patel. He was elected to the Assembly soon after and went on to retain the CM’s post till he took over as Prime Minister in 2014. In 2014, he became the first PM, outside of Congress, to win with full majority.

Cabinet Ministers

Rajnath Singh

Rajnath Singh

Age: 67

Defence

Won from Lucknow by over 3.47 lakh votes. Multiple-term MLA in uP and state minister from 1991 to 92. He also served as uP CM for two years. He took over as BJP chief in 2005. Won the 2009 Lok Sabha poll from Ghaziabad and in 2014 from Lucknow.Was home Minister in the previous Narendra Modi government. He also served as union Minister in Vajpayee governments.

Amit Shah

Amit Shah

Age: 54

Home Affairs

Makes Lok Sabha debut, won from Gandhinagar by 5.57 lakh votes.Won his first Assembly election in 1997 from Sarkhej. In 2012, he changed his constituency to Naranpura after Sarkhej was split by delimitation. Elected to Rajya Sabha from Gujarat in 2017. Led BJP to victory in 2014 LS polls. Appointed BJP national president the same year. was Gujarat’s MoS Home in Narendra odi government in 2002.

Nitin Gadkari

Nitin Gadkari

Age: 62

Minister of Road, Transport and Highways

Won from Nagpur by over 2.16 lakh votes. Continues from being a senior minister in the previous Narendra Modi government. Became minister in Maharashtra’s first Shiv Sena-BJP government in 1995. He contributed to Pradhanmantri Gramin Sadak yojana during Vajpayee government. Became Surface Transport, Shipping, Water Resources and Ganga Rejuvenation Minister in 2014.

D V Sadananda

D V Sadananda Gowda

Age: 66

Chemicals and Fertilisers

Won from Bangalore North by a margin of 1.47 lakh votes. A four-time MP, Gowda has served as Karnataka CM. In his first two terms as MP, he was elected from seats in coastal Karnataka. In 2014, he shifted to the Bangalore North seat. Gowda has served as the railway minister, law minister and minister of statistics and programme implementation in the first Narendra Modi government.

Nirmala Sitharaman

Nirmala Sitharaman

Age: 59

Finance and Corporate Affairs She is a Rajya Sabha member from Karnataka. An economist and social worker, Sitharaman is a former BJP spokesperson.In the previous Narendra Modi government, she served as a Minister of State for finance, then corporate affairs and later as a Minister of State (Independent charge) for Commerce and Industry. In September 2017, she was named Defence Minister.

Ram Vilas Paswan

Ram Vilas Paswan

Age: 72

Consumer Affairs

BJP has assured him a Rajya Sabha berth. Paswan was elected an MLA in 1969 and became a union minister in the V P Singh government in 1989. A leader of the SC Paswan community, his LJP is an important NDA ally. Was labour and social welfare minister in V P Singh government. He has held Railways, communications, chemicals and fertilisers and coal portfolios in uPA and NDA government.

Narendra Singh Tomar

Narendra Singh Tomar

Age: 61

Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare

Won from Morena by a margin of over 1.13 lakh votes. Began his political career as a councillor in Gwalior Municipal Corporation. He was elected to MP Assembly in 1998 and 2003. Tomar was elected to Rajya Sabha in 2009. In May 2009, he was elected to Lok Sabha from Morena. Was union minister for Steel, Mines, Rural Development and Panchayati Raj portfolios in the previous Narendra Modi government. Served as a minister in MP government earlier.

Ravi Shankar

Ravi Shankar Prasad

Age: 64

Law and Justice

Contested maiden Lok Sabha election, won from Patna Sahib by a margin of 2.84 lakh votes.Rose from JP movement. Minister in A B Vajpayee and 2014 Narendra Modi governments; BJP spokesperson and party’s in-charge for 8 states. Multiple-term RS member. Law minister in Vajpayee government; Communications & IT minister (up to 2016) in the Modi government. After 2016, minister of Electronics and Technology; Law and Justice.

Harsimrat Kaur

Harsimrat Kaur Badal

Age: 52

Food Processing Industries

Defeated Congress’s Amarinder Singh Raja Warring by a margin of over 21,000 votes to win from Punjab’s Bathinda constituency for the third time in a row. Wife of former Punjab CM in Akali Dal-led government, Sukhbir Badal. Ran a private jewellery business before contesting her first Lok Sabha election in 2009. She served as Food Processing Industries minister in the previous Narendra Modi government after being elected in the 2014 general election.

Thaawarchand Gehlot

Thaawarchand Gehlot

Age: 71

Social Justice and Empowerment

Rajya Sabha member from Madhya Pradesh. Started as a member of the Bharatiya Jan Sangh in 1962. He has been MLA for three terms. Was elected to Lok Sabha for the first time in 1996 and remained MP till 2009. He has also been a whip of BJP parliamentary party. He was minister for Social Justice and Empowerment in the previous Narendra Modi government. He has also served as a minister of state in MP government.

Subrahmanyam Jaishankar

Subrahmanyam Jaishankar

Age: 64

External Affairs

Did not contest, not a member of any house. He was Foreign secretary from 2015 to 2018 in which he was given an extension to the two-year term. A career diplomat, he had served as India’s ambassador to China and the uS. He joined the Tata Group after retirement as President, Global corporate affairs.

Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank

Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank

Age: 59

HRD

Re-elected to the Lok Sabha from Haridwar constituency in uttarakhand, winning by over 2.6 lakh votes. Was uttarakhand CM from 2009-2011. Three-term MLA in undivided uttar Pradesh from 1991. After formation of uttarakhand, two-term MLA since 2000. Was Culture and Religion minister in uP 1999-2000. uttarakhand minister in 2000-02, 2007-09.

Arjun Munda

Arjun Munda

Age: 51

Tribal Affairs

Won from Khunti by a thin margin of 1,445 votes. Threetime Jharkhand CM: in 2003, 2005, 2010. Fought Assembly polls for Jharkhand Mukti Morcha in 1995. Joined BJP in 2000. Elected to LS from from Jamshedpur in 2009. Was Tribal Welfare minister before taking over as Jharkhand’s second Chief Minister. As CM, defused tension over “domicile movement”, got state Lokayukta and conducted Panchayat polls after 32 years.

Smriti Irani

Smriti Irani

Age: 43

Women and Child Development, and Textiles

Defeated Congress president Rahul Gandhi from Amethi by over 55,000 votes. Contested and lost from Chandni Chowk LS seat in Delhi 2004; lost from Amethi in 2014. Elected to RS from Gujarat first in 2011, and again in 2017 (has resigned now that she is in LS). Was union HRD minister (2014-16); Textiles (since 2016). In July 2017, given additional charge of I&B ministry, which was given to Rajyavardhan Rathore in May 2018.

Dr Harsh Vardhan

Dr Harsh Vardhan

Age: 64

Health & Family Welfare, Science and Technology

Won from Chandni Chowk by a margin of 2.28 lakh votes. A former RSS worker, he has been a four-time MLA from Krishna Nagar in East Delhi. He was the BJP’s CM face for the 2013 Assembly polls. Held portfolios of Health, Environment, Forests and Climate Change in the previous Narendra Modi government. He has also held portfolios of health, law and education in Delhi government and is credited with a successful polio eradication programme.

Prakash

Prakash Javadekar

Age: 68

Environment and MIB

Third-term Rajya Sabha member. Was elected to RS from Maharashtra in 2008, Madhya Pradesh in 2014 and Maharashtra again in 2018. Has been BJP national spokesperson for long; was Maharashtra BJP spokesperson earlier . Ministers of State (Independent Charge) for I&B (up to July 2016); Environment, Forest & Climate Change; Parliamentary Affairs (both up to Nov 2014. HRD Minister (since 2016).

Piyush Goyal

Piyush Goyal

Age: 54

Railways, and Commerce and Industry

RS MP from Maharashtra. Played a key role in drawing strategies for BJP in the 2019 elections, worked closely with party president Amit Shah and PM Narendra Modi. In the previous Modi government, Goyal was made Minister of State for Power, Coal, New and Renewable Energy and Mines. He was elevated mid-term to cabinet rank and made Minister for Railways. In 2018, he temporarily held charge of finance.

Dharmendra

Dharmendra Pradhan

Age: 49

Petroleum, Natural Gas and Steel

Did not contest. Was key manager of Lok Sabha and Assembly polls in odisha. odisha MLA 2000-04; BJP national secretary of BJP in 2002; elected to Lok Sabha from Deogarh in 2004. Elected to Rajya Sabha (from MP) in May 2012; re-elected to RS in April 2018.

Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi

Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi

Age: 61

Minority Affairs

Elected a Rajya Sabha member from Jharkhand in 2016. Naqvi has been one of the few Muslim faces in the BJP. He won the 1998 Lok Sabha poll from Rampur. In 1998, he was appointed minister in the Atal Bihari Vajpayee government. In 2014, he was appointed MoS, Minority Affairs and Parliamentary Affairs. Was later given independent charge of the minority affairs ministry.

Pralhad Joshi

Pralhad Joshi

Age: 56

Parliamentary Affairs, Coal and Mines

Won from Dharwad constituency by a margin of over 2 lakh votes. A fiery orator who enjoys a good rapport with Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP president Amit Shah, Joshi has been a four-time MP and former Karnataka BJP chief. He was considered to be a close aide of former BJP minister H N Ananth Kumar, who died last year.

Mahendra Nath

Mahendra Nath Pandey

Age: 61

Skill Development and Entrepreneurship

Won from Chandauli by a margin of nearly 14,000 votes. He won as an MLA in 1991 and served as minister in the uP government. In 2014, he contested from Chandauli and won. In August 2017, he was named state BJP president.He was named union Minister during the 2016 cabinet reshuffle but after the BJP came to power in uP, he was shifted to the state to head the BJP unit there.

Arvind Sawant

Arvind Sawant

Age: 67

Heavy Industries and Public Enterprise

Won from Mumbai South by a margin of over 1 lakh votes. Started as labour union leader; was Mahanagar Telephone Kamgar Sangh leader for over 25 years. Helped secure multiple wage and other agreements, including govt pension agreement for MTNL employees. Was Maharashtra MLC from 1996-2010.

Giriraj Singh

Giriraj Singh

Age: 66

Animal Husbandry, Dairy and Fisheries

Won from Begusarai by a margin of over 4.5 lakh votes. An upper caste leader, Singh is a two-time MP. He is known to make controversial remarks. This election, he was up against former JNuSu president and CPI candidate Kanhaiya Kumar. Singh has been Cooperative and animal husbandry minister in the Bihar government. He was also a union minister in the previous Narendra Modi government.

Gajendra Singh Shekhawat

Gajendra Singh Shekhawat

Age: 51

Jal Shakti

Won from Jodhpur by a margin of over 2.7 lakh votes. Shekhawat was elected president of the students’ union at Jai Narayan Vyas university in 1992 as an ABVP candidate. He has also been associated with Swadeshi Jagran Manch and Seema Jan Kalyan Samiti. Shekhawat was appointed the union Minister of State, Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare, in September 2017.

Santosh K Gangwar

Santosh K Gangwar

Age: 70

MoS Labour and Employment

Rao Inderjit

Rao Inderjit Singh

Age: 69

Statistics, Programme Implementation and Planning

Dr. Jitendra Singh

Dr. Jitendra Singh

Age: 63

Development of North Eastern Region; MoS PMO; MoS Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions; MoS Department of Atomic Energy; MoS Department of Space

R K Singh

R K Singh

Age: 66

Ministry of Power; MoS New and Renewable Energy; MoS Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship

Kiren Rijiju

Kiren Rijiju

Age: 48

Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports; MoS Ministry of Minority Affairs

Prahalad Singh Patel

Prahalad Singh Patel

Age: 58

Culture; Ministry of Tourism

Hardeep Singh Puri

Hardeep Singh Puri

Age: 67

Housing and Urban Affairs; Ministry of Civil Aviation; Commerce and Industry

Mansukh

Mansukh Mandaviya

Age: 44

Ministry of Shipping; Chemicals and Fertilizers

Shripad yesso

Shripad yesso Naik

Age: 66

Ayurveda, Yoga and Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha and Homoeopathy (AYUSH); MoS Defence

Faggan Singh Kulaste, 60

Ministry of Steel

Ashwini Kumar Choubey,

66 MoS Health and Family Welfare

Arjun Ram Meghwal,

65 Parliamentary Affairs; Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises

General (Retd.) V K Singh,

68 Road Transport and Highways

Krishan Pal,

62 Social Justice and Empowerment

Raosaheb Danve,

64 Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution

G Kishan Reddy,

55 Ministry of Home Affairs

Parshottam Rupala,

64 Agriculture and Farmers Welfare

Ramdas Athawale,

59 MoS Social Justice and Empowerment

Niranjan Jyoti,

51, Rural Development

Babul Supriyo,

Environment, Forest and Climate Change

Sanjeev Kumar Balyan,

47, Animal Husbandry, Dairying and Fisheries

Sanjay Dhotre,

60 HRD; Communications; Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology

Anurag Singh Thakur,

44 Finance; Corporate Affairs

Angadi Suresh,

63 Railways

Nityanand Rai,

53 MoS Home Affairs

Rattan Lal Kataria,

67 Jal Shakti; Social Justice and Empowerment

V Muraleedharan,

60 External Affairs; Parliamentary Affairs

Renuka Singh Saruta,

55 Tribal Affairs

Som Parkash,

70 Commerce and Industry

Rameswar Teli,

49 Food Processing Industries

Pratap Chandra Sarangi,

64 MSME; Animal Husbandry, Dairying and Fisheries

Kailash Choudhary,

45 Agriculture and Farmers Welfare

Debasree Chaudhuri,

48 Women and Child Development

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