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Modi 2.0: Scene I, Act II. Who all are part of the ‘Cabinet’ cast?

PW Bureau

The list of names in Modi’s new Cabinet emerged just hours before he was supposed to take oath and featured a number of first-time ministers New Delhi: President Ram Nath Kovind administered oath of office and secrecy to Prime Minister Narendra Modi for a second term at Rashtrapati Bhavan on Thursday in the presence of around 8,000 guests. The list of names in Modi’s new Cabinet emerged just hours before he was supposed to take an oath and featured a number of first-time ministers, including Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Amit Shah.

The list of ministers

Here’s a list of the names on the list:
  1. Amit Shah (first time)
  2. Ravi Shankar Prasad
  3. Piyush Goyal
  4. Smriti Irani
  5. Nirmala Sitharaman
  6. Kiren Rijiju
  7. Rajnath Singh
  8. Nitin Gadkari
  9. Dharmendra Pradhan
  10. Dr Harshavardhan
  11. S Jaishankar
  12. Krishan Pal Gurjar
  13. Shripad Naik
  14. Narendra Singh Tomar
  15. Suresh Prabhu
  16. Rao Inderjit Singh
  17. VK Singh
  18. Arjun Ram Meghwal
  19. Ram Vilas Paswan
  20. Harsimrat KaurRita
  21. DV Sadananda Gowda
  22. Babul Supriyo
  23. Prakash Javadekar
  24. Ramdas Athavale
  25. Jitender Singh
  26. Niranjan Jyoti
  27. Parshottam Rupala
  28. Thawar Chand Gehlot
  29. Rattan Lal Kataria (first time)
  30. Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank (first time)
  31. RCP Singh (first time)
  32. G Kishan Reddy (first time)
  33. Suresh Angadi (first time)
  34. A Ravindranath
  35. Kailash Choudhary (first time)
  36. Pralhad Joshi (first time)
  37. Som Parkash (first time)
  38. Rameshwar Teli (first time)
  39. Subrat Pathak (first time)
  40. Deboshree Choudhury (first time)
  41. Rita Bahuguna Joshi (first time)

Portfolios yet to be announced

Even as the much-awaited list has emerged, portfolios and names of ministers of states are yet to be announced.

Jaitley bows out

Meanwhile, putting an end to speculations, former Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said that he was withdrawing from the government due to serious illness. While the nature of his ailments is not known, he released a letter he wrote to the Prime Minister in which he made it clear that he has been hampered by ill-health for the past year and a half, and would like time off.