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Amit Shah gets Home, Rajnath to be new Defence Minister, Jaishankar gets External Affairs

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NEW DELHI: Amit Shah will be the new Home minister, Rajnath Singh the new Defence minister and Nirmala Sitharaman the new Finance minister, the Rashtrapati Bhavan announced on Friday.

Former foreign secretary turned minister S Jaishankar has got the External Affairs ministry while Smriti Irani will be the new Women and Child Development Minister along with retaining the Textile Ministry, according to a communique issued by the Rashtrapati Bhavan.


Nirmala Sitharaman will be the new Finance and Corporate Affairs minister while Nitin Gadkari will continue to be the Minister for Road Transport and Highways.


Piyush Goyal has been given the charge of the ministries of Railways and Commerce while Ravi Shankar Prasad will continue to helm the Ministry of Law, Telecom as well as the IT Ministries.


Prime Minister Narendra Modi will retain DoPT, Atomic Energy as well as all important policy issues and portfolios not allocated.


Modi was sworn in on Thursday as prime minister for a second term, helming a 58-member team of ministers, including him and BJP president Amit Shah who makes his debut in the Central government.


A new Ministry of Jal Shakti has been created and Gajendra Singh Shekhawat will be its minister.


List of portfolios given to Ministers of State
V Muraleedharan: Minister of State in the Ministry of External Affairs; and Minister of State in the Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs.

Faggan Singh Kulaste: Minister of State in the Ministry of Steel.


Ashwini Kumar Choubey: Minister of State in the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.

Arjun Ram Meghwal: Minister of State in the Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs; and Minister of State in the Ministry of Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises.

General (Retd) V K Singh: Minister of State in the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways.

Krishan Pal: Minister of State in the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment.

Danve Raosaheb Dadarao: Minister of State in the Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution.

G Kishan Reddy: Minister of State in the Ministry of Home Affairs.


Purshottam Rupala: Minister of State in the Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare.


Ramdas Athawale: Minister of State in the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment.


Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti: Minister of State in the Ministry of Rural Development.


Babul Supriyo: Minister of State in the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change.


Sanjeev Kumar Balyan: Minister of State in the Ministry of Animal Husbandry, Dairying and Fisheries.


Dhotre Sanjay Shamrao: Minister of State in the Ministry of Human Resource Development; Minister of State in the Ministry of Communications; and Minister of State in the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology.


Anurag Singh Thakur: Minister of State in the Ministry of Finance; and Minister of State in the Ministry of Corporate Affairs.


Angadi Suresh Channabasappa: Minister of State in the Ministry of Railways.


Nityanand Rai: Minister of State in the Ministry of Home Affairs.


Rattan Lal Kataria: Minister of State in the Ministry of Jal Shakti; and Minister of State in the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment.


Renuka Singh Saruta: Minister of State in the Ministry of Tribal Affairs.


Som Parkash: Minister of State in the Ministry of Commerce and Industry.


Rameswar Teli: Minister of State in the Ministry of Food Processing Industries.


Pratap Chandra Sarangi: Minister of State in the Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises; and Minister of State in the Ministry of Animal Husbandry, Dairying and Fisheries.


Kailash Choudhary: Minister of State in the Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare.


Debasree Chaudhuri: Minister of State in the Ministry of Women and Child Development.

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