Modi cabinet expansion: The cabinet of the Modi government has been expanded and 43 ministers were sworn in on Wednesday. Now the total number of ministers in the Modi government has gone up to 77. All the shocking reshuffles were also done before the cabinet expansion. All the ministers have been discharged, while 36 new faces have got a place. Apart from this, 7 ministers have been promoted and given cabinet rank. Let’s know about the profiles of these ministers of Modi government.
Devusinh Chouhan – BJP
He is a BJP MP from Kheda, Gujarat.
2 time MLA and 2 time MP.
56 years old in politics for 2 decades.
Has been an engineer in All India Radio.
MLA from 2007 to 2014 and MP continuously since 2014.
Bisheshwar Tudu – BJP
BJP MP from Mayurbhanj, Odisha.
Come from tribal society.
Lok Sabha MP has been elected for the first time.
Has been associated with RSS and VHP for many years.
Has been in politics for many years, is 56 years old.
Shantanu Thakur – BJP
He is a Lok Sabha MP from Bangaon in North 24 Parganas.
Former minister Manjul is the son of Krishna Thakur.
Matua is a youth leader of the society, 39 years old.
All India Matua community federation leader
Matua is the grandson of the respected elder mother of the society.
His elder brother Subrata Thakur is the MLA of Bengal.
Narayan Rane – BJP
Is a Rajya Sabha MP and has been the Chief Minister of Maharashtra
31 years of long political experience
There is a Maratha face and a huge support base in the Konkan region.
Very vocal against Shiv Sena
He was a member of Maharashtra Legislative Assembly continuously from 1990 to 2014.
Was CM of Maharashtra for one year from February to October 1999
Leader of the Opposition in the Maharashtra Legislative Assembly from 1999 to 2005
Left Shiv Sena and joined Congress in July 2005
He was a minister in several departments in the Congress-NCP government from 2005 to 2014.
Member of Legislative Council from July 2016 to September 2017
In September 2017, Rane left the Congress party and formed Maharashtra Swabhiman Paksha.
69 years old, elected Rajya Sabha MP in April 2018
Sarbananda Sonowal – BJP
Former CM of Assam and former Union Minister
Presently MLA from Majuli in Assam
In 2021, Hemant Biswa Sarma was made CM in place of Sonowal.
More than 20 years of political experience
Was the CM of Assam from 2016 to 2021
2 time MP and 3 time MLA
59 years old, has also been a minister in Modi government 1.
In November 2014, Minister of State for Sports and Youth Affairs was made independent charge
Virendra Kumar – BJP
BJP MP from Tikamgarh in Madhya Pradesh
Pro tem speaker was made due to seniority in 2019
Was the Minister of State for Women and Child Development in Modi Government 1.
In politics for 4 decades, has been a Member of Parliament since 1996
Is 67 years old and is a 7-time MP
Coming from Dalit society
Jyotiraditya Scindia – BJP
Rajya Sabha MP from MP, son of former minister Madhavrao Scindia
Has been in active politics for almost 20 years
Was MP of Guna for 4 consecutive terms from 2002-2019
Became a minister in UPA 1 and 2
Lost from Guna in 2019 Lok Sabha elections
Impact on 34 seats of Gwalior-Chambal
Third generation of Scindia family in politics
Joined BJP in March 2020
The main architects of the coup in MP in 2020
BJP is getting the award for forming the government again in MP.
50 years old, become a Rajya Sabha MP from June 2020
Ram Chandra Prasad Singh alias RCP Singh – JDU
National President of JDU and Rajya Sabha MP
For the first time in Modi 2, JDU is going to get a ministerial post.
CM is considered close to Nitish Kumar, comes from Kurmi society
Will become a minister to establish synergy between Delhi and Bihar
Has been a Rajya Sabha MP continuously since 2010 and is 63 years old
Be an IAS officer of UP cadre, DM of many districts of UP
Was Private Secretary to CM Nitish Kumar from 2005 to 2010
Ashwini Vaishnav – BJP
BJP’s Rajya Sabha MP from Odisha
Odisha cadre IAS of 1994 batch, 51 years old
Studied at IIT Kanpur and University of Pennsylvania, USA
Has been the Collector of Balasore and Cuttack of Odisha
Former PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee’s personal secretary
Pashupati Kumar Paras – LJP
National President of Lok Janshakti Party (Paras Gut)
He is counted among the big Dalit leaders of Bihar.
Leader of Lok Janshakti Party’s parliamentary party in Lok Sabha
Lok Sabha MP from Hajipur, Bihar
Political experience of 5 decades, became MLA for the first time in 1977
Has been a minister in the Bihar government many times
Is 69 years old and has been in active politics for 44 years
Kiren Rijiju – BJP
Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Sports and Youth Affairs at the Center
BJP’s Lok Sabha MP from Arunachal West
Has been in politics for three decades, is a 3-time MP
Became MP for the first time in 2004, Modi was Minister of State for Home in 1
49 years old and represents North East at the center
Raj Kumar Singh alias RK Singh
MP from Ara seat of Bihar
Modi – 1 and Modi 2 is the Minister of Energy (Minister of State – Independent Charge)
68 years old, has been a continuous MP since 2014
Retired IAS officer, Union Home Secretary from 2011 to 2013
He was also the Home Secretary in the Government of Bihar, DM of many districts of Bihar.
Hardeep Singh Puri – BJP
BJP’s Rajya Sabha MP from UP
The Minister of Urban Development (Minister of State-Independent Charge) in the Central Government is
Former IFS officer of 1974 batch
Permanent Representative of India to the United Nations
· Has been ambassador to Brazil, 69 years old
Mansukh Mandaviya – BJP
BJP’s Rajya Sabha MP from Gujarat
Minister of State with independent charge in the present government
Has been in active politics for 2 decades, is 49 years old
Was elected MLA for the first time in 2002
Has been a Rajya Sabha MP continuously since 2012
Bhupinder Yadav – BJP
Bhupinder Yadav is the National General Secretary of BJP.
Rajya Sabha MP from Rajasthan, Lawyer by profession
Rajya Sabha MP for the second time in a row since 2012
Considered close to Home Minister Amit Shah
52 years old, was considered an expert in making electoral strategy
While in charge in Bihar, won the Lok Sabha and the Vidhan Sabha
Purushottam Rupala – BJP
He is a Rajya Sabha MP from Gujarat.
In the present government, there is a Minister of State in the Department of Agriculture.
He has also been a minister in Modi government-1.
Considered close to Modi, has been in politics for 4 decades.
Has been in politics since 1991, is a 3-time Rajya Sabha MP.
G Kishan Reddy
There is a Minister of State for Home in the present government.
MP from Secunderabad, Telangana.
He has been the President of Telangana BJP.
Has been in politics for 2 decades, is 61 years old.
2 time MLA and 1 time MP.
Anurag Thakur – BJP
Minister of State for Finance and Corporate Affairs in the Central Government.
Elected 4 times MP from Hamirpur in Himachal Pradesh.
He is the son of former Himachal Chief Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal.
Has been the National President of BJP Yuva Morcha.
He is a young leader of BJP and is 46 years old.
Pankaj Choudhary – BJP
BJP MP from Maharajganj in UP.
There is a strong Kurmi leader of BJP in Purvanchal.
Became MP for the first time in 1991, has been in politics for 4 decades.
Elected Lok Sabha MP for the sixth time in 2019.
He is a senior BJP leader and is 56 years old.
Anupriya Patel – Apna Dal
Former Union Minister and Lok Sabha MP from Mirzapur.
Assembly elections are to be held in UP in 2022.
BJP is trying to save Kurmi votes by making ministers.
In Modi government 1, he was the Minister of State for Health and Family Welfare.
Became Apna Dal’s MP from Mirzapur in 2014 and 2019.
Her husband Ashish Patel is the MLC of Apna Dal from UP.
She is the daughter of veteran Kurmi leader Sonelal Patel of Purvanchal.
2 time MP and 1 time MLA.
Has been in active politics for 9 years, is about 40 years old.
Satya Pal Singh Baghel alias SP Singh Baghel – BJP
He is a BJP MP from Agra Lok Sabha seat.
Comes from Dalit society and is 61 years old.
Has been in politics for 3 decades, is a 5 time MP.
SP came to BJP via BSP.
He has also been a minister in the Yogi government.
Rajeev Chandrashekhar – BJP
BJP’s Rajya Sabha MP from Karnataka.
National Spokesperson of BJP, 3 times Rajya Sabha MP.
He is a member of Rajya Sabha continuously since 2006.
Active in politics for 2 decades, 57 years old.
Studied from America, is a big businessman.
Shobha Karandjale – BJP
She is a BJP MP from Udupi-Chikhmagalur in Karnataka.
Considered close to CM Yediyurappa.
Has been in active politics for 2 decades.
Has been a minister in the Government of Karnataka.
She is 55 years old and has become an MP for the second time.
Bhanu Pratap Singh Verma – BJP
He is a BJP MP from Jalaun, Uttar Pradesh.
The Dalits of Bundelkhand come from the society.
Elected MP for the fifth time in 2019.
Became MLA for the first time in 1991.
Has been in politics for 4 decades, is 64 years old.
Darshana Jardosh – BJP
She is a BJP MP from Surat, Gujarat.
She is 60 years old and is a 3-time MP.
Has been in politics for 3 decades, has been a continuous MP since 2009.
He held many important positions in the party and in the women’s front.
She has also been a corporator of Surat.
Ministers are being made from women quota
Meenakshi Lekhi – BJP
BJP MP from New Delhi Lok Sabha seat
National spokesperson of BJP
She is the daughter-in-law of famous advocate PN Lekhi.
MP is being elected for 2 consecutive terms
Renowned and senior lawyer of the country
Was the Vice President of BJP Mahila Morcha, 54 years old
Annapurna Devi – BJP
BJP MP from Koderma, Jharkhand
Elected BJP MP for the first time
Been MLA of Bihar and Jharkhand 4 times
51 years old, was a minister of Jharkhand government
Came to BJP from RJD
Was the state president of Jharkhand RJD
A. Narayanaswamy – BJP
BJP MP from Chitradurga, Karnataka
Elected MP for the first time
Has been in politics for 3 decades
Has been elected MLA 4 times
Are 64 years old and belong to SC society
Kaushal Kishor – BJP
BJP MP from Mohanlalganj in UP
61 years old and comes from Dalit community
Has been in politics for 3 decades, MP 2 times, MLA once
Minister of State in the UP Government from 2003 to 2004
His wife Jai Devi is the MLA of Malihabad.
Amit is close to Shah, Shah has also gone to his house.
Ajay Bhatt – BJP
BJP MP from Nainital-Udham Singh Nagar
Has been in politics for almost 4 decades, is 60 years old
Leader of the Opposition in Uttarakhand from 2012 to 2017
3 times MLA, 1 time MP
Belongs to Brahmin society, be a cabinet minister in Uttarakhand government
Banwari Lal Verma alias BL Verma – BJP
BJP’s Rajya Sabha MP from UP
National Vice President of BJP OBC Morcha
Elected Rajya Sabha MP in November 2020
Has been associated with Sangh since 1980, comes from Lodhi Samaj
Is close to Kalyan Singh and is 60 years old
Has held many important positions in UP BJP
Ajay Mishra alias Teni – BJP
BJP’s Lok Sabha MP from Kheri in Uttar Pradesh
Was elected MLA from Nighasan for the first time in 2012
The big Brahmin leaders of Lakhimpur and the surrounding area are considered
Elected MPs in 2014 and 2019 Lok Sabha
Active in politics for 10 years, young and 43 years old
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