The portfolios of the council of ministers in the second term of Modi government has been announced.
Over 50 ministers joined PM Modi in the swearing-in held at the Rashtrapati Bhavan, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has picked his closest aide Amit Shah as Home Minister in the new government.
Amit Shah succeeds Rajnath Singh, who has been given charge of Defence ministry. Meanwhile, Subrahmanyam Jaishankar has been announced as the new External Affairs Minister.
Nirmala Sitharam will succeed Arun Jaitley as the Finance Minister in the new government. Smriti Irani has been allotted Women and Child Development in addition to Textiles, a portfolio she held earlier.
On the other hand Piyush Goyal has been appointed as Railways Minister. Nitin Gadkari and Ravi Shankar Prasad have retained their portfolios of Road Transport and Law and Justice respectively.
Kiren Rijiju has been appointed as Minister of State with Independent Charge for Youth Affairs and Sports. Jitendra Singh has been appointed as Minister of State with Independent Charge for Development of Northeast Region or DoNER.
Meanwhile, Assam MP Rameshwar Teli has been appointed as Minister of State in the Ministry of Food Processing Industries.
Updated by: Newsner source 2019-07-09 12:20 PM