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Tuesday, 16 July 2024 8.10 AM IST

Modi 3.0 with 72 ministers sworn in, Suresh Gopi and George Kurian from Kerala

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NEW DELHI: When Narendra Modi became the Prime Minister for the third time, Kerala will be having two Ministers of State- Suresh Gopi (65), who won from Thrissur, and BJP State General Secretary George Kurian (63). The 72-member cabinet was sworn in at a grand ceremony held at the Rashtrapati Bhavan. President Draupadi Murmu administered the oath.

Around 7,000 guests including heads of state of neighboring countries participated in the ceremony which started at 7.15 pm yesterday. Suresh Gopi, who came to Delhi after his request to be postponed to focus on the film was rejected, and George Kurian, who was appointed only when he was called at the last minute, are also ministers of state. George Kurien will be made Rajya Sabha member. Both took an oath in the name of God. There are five minority MPs, including Kurian, the only Christian representative in the cabinet. The caste equation is as follows: OBC-27, Scheduled Caste-10, Scheduled Caste-5. Seven women.

25 out of 30 cabinet ministers are from BJP. Allies TDP, JDU, JDS, LJP and HAM will also have cabinet ministers. A Cabinet and Minister of State for TDP and JD(U) parties. Ministerial post with independent charge for RLD and Shiv Sena. Minister of State for RPI and Apna Dal. Most number of ministers are from UP (11).

Cabinet Ministers Amit Shah, Rajnath Singh, Nitin Gadkari, Nirmala Sitharaman, S Jayashankar, Piyush Goyal, Dharmendra Pradhan, Ashwani Vaishnaw, Dharmendra Pradhan, Jyotiraditya Scindia, Jitendra Singh, Hardeep Singh Puri, Mansukh Mandavya, Arjun Meghwal and Bhupendra Sir Yadav Bananda Sonowal , Kiran Rijiju, Pralhad Joshi, Jewel Oram, Giriraj Singh, Gajendra Shekhawat, Kiran Reddy, Virendra Kumar Khatik, CR Patil, Annapurna Devi and others are members of the second Modi cabinet.

BJP president JP Nadda, former Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan, former Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar and others are the new cabinet ministers. With JP Nadda becoming the minister, a new BJP president will be chosen.

Cabinet rank for Ram Mohan Naidu(TDP), Lalan Singh(JDU), Chirag Paswan(LJP), HD Kumaraswamy(JDS) and Jitan Kumar Manjhi(HAM) from allies.

Ministers with Independent Charge:

Jitendra Singh, Arjun Meghwal, Rao Inderjit Singh (BJP), Pratap Rao Jadhav (Shiv Sena), Jayant Chaudhary (RLD)

Ministers of State

Suresh Gopi, George Kurian, Bandi Sanjay Kumar, Kamlesh Paswan, Bhagirath Chaudhary, Satish Chandra Dubey, Sanjay Seth, Ranveer Singh Bittu, Durgadas Uikey, Raksha Nikhil Khadse, Sukanta Majumdar, Savitri Thakur, Tokhan Sahu, Raj Bhushan Chaudhary, Bhupathi Raju Srinivas Verma, Harsh Malhotra, Nimuben Bambhania, Muralidhar Mohol, Pavitra Margarita, Jitan Prasada, Nityananda Rai, Shripad Yesso Naik, SP Singh Bagel, Pankaj Chaudhary, Kirti Vardhan Singh, BL Verma, Shantanu Thakur, L. Murugan, Jai Tamda, SP Kishan. Pal, Shobha Karantjale(BJP), Ramnath Thakur(JDU), Ramdas Athawale(RPI), Anupriya Patel(Apna Dal), Chandrasekhar Pemmasani(TDP)

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