Meet the new members of Team Narendra Modi
The full list of 43 members of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's revamped Council of Ministers is out. Here's the full list.
1. Narayan Tatu Rane
* Narayan Rane is a Rajya Sabha MP for Maharashtra, serving his 1st term.
* He has earlier been a 6-time MLA and 1-time MLC in Maharashtra.
* He has served Maharashtra as chief minister, as well as cabinet minister handling important portfolios like Industries, Revenue, Ports & Animal Husbandry.
* He has been serving the public in elected offices across different capacities for over 35 years.
* Before that, he served in the Income Tax Department from 1971 to 1984.
2. Sarbananda Sonowal
* Sarbananda Sonowal is a 2-time Lok Sabha MP from Assam. Having been a 2-time MLA, he served as Assam's popular chief minister from 2016-21.
* He has earlier served as Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Skill Development and Entrepreneurship; and Sports and Youth Affairs under PM Narendra Modi.
* Starting in student politics, he has been in public life for 3 decades. He has an LLB from Guwahati University
3. Dr Virendra Kumar
* Dr Virendra Kumar is a Lok Sabha MP for Tikamgarh in Madhya Pradesh, serving his 7th term as MP -- making him one of the senior-most Parliamentarians.
* He has in the past served as Union Minister of State for Women and Child Development and Minority Affairs under PM Narendra Modi.
* He has served over 4 decades in public life in various capacities.
* He has a PhD in Child Labour from Dr Harisingh Gour University.
4. Jyotiraditya M Scindia
* Jyotiraditya M Scindia is a Rajya Sabha MP from Madhya Pradesh, serving his 5th term as MP.
* He has been Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Power and Union Minister of State for Commerce & Communications in earlier governments.
* Coming from an illustrious royal lineage, he has been in public life for over 2 decades.
* He has also previously held the responsibility as President of Madhya Pradesh Cricket Association.
* He has an MBA from Stanford University and BA from Harvard University.
5. Ramchandra Prasad Singh
* Ramchandra Prasad Singh is a Rajya Sabha MP for Bihar serving his 2nd term as MP.
* He is a retired IAS officer of the 1984 batch, having served over 25 years across various capacities and domains.
* An alumnus of Jawaharlal Nehru University, he holds an MA in International Relations.
6. Ashwini Vaishnaw
* Ashwini Vaishnaw is a Rajya Sabha MP for Odisha.
* A former IAS officer of the 1994 batch, he handled important responsibilities over 15 years and was particularly known for his contribution to the PPP framework in Infrastructure.
* Post that, he has held leadership roles across major global companies such as General Electric and Siemens.
* He has an MBA from Wharton School, Pennysylvania University and MTech from IIT Kanpur
7. Pashu Pati Kumar Paras
* Pashu Pati Kumar Paras is the Lok Sabha MP for Hajipur in Bihar.
* He has been a 7-time MLA and 1-time MLC in Bihar, making him one of India’s senior-most State legislators.
* He has also served as Minister in the Bihar Government.
* He has served over 45 years in public life.
* He has a BEd from Bhagalpur University
8. Kiren Rijiju
* Kiren Rijiju has studied BA, LLB from Delhi.
* This is the second term of Rijiju as the Member of the Lok Sabha.
* He has a keen interest in badminton, football and athletics. He has also participated in National games.
* Rijiju has written many articles in the newspapers and magazines related to Social, Cultural and Political issues.
* He has special interests in strategic and security affairs. He has represented India at various social and cultural events held in many countries. He was adjudged as the Best Young Parliamentarian by the media during the 14th Lok Sabha.
9. Raj Kumar Singh
* Raj Kumar Singh is a BA (Hons) in English Literature, LLB, Diploma in Management. He was educated at St Stephens College in New Delhi, Magadh University and RVB Delft (Netherlands)
* In the first Narendra Modi government, he was appointed as the Minister of Power (Independent Charge). On May 30, 2019, he was appointed as Minister of State (Independent Charge) of the Ministry of Power, Minister of State (Independent Charge) of the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy and Minister of State in the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship
* He was a 1975 batch Bihar cadre Indian Administrative Service officer and former Home Secretary of India.
10. Hardeep Singh Puri
* Hardeep Singh Puri is the Union minister for civil aviation and housing and urban affairs in the second term of the Narendra Modi-led central government.
* A 1974 batch Indian Foreign Service officer, he served as the Permanent Representative of India to the United Nations from 2009 to 2013.
* He had also been the chairman of the United Nations Security Council Counter-Terrorism Committee, president of the United Nations Security Council from August 2011 to November 2012, secretary-general of the Independent Commission on Multilateralism in New York, and vice-president of the International Peace Institute.
11. Mansukh Mandaviya
* Mansukh Mandaviya is the Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Ministry of Ports, Shipping and Waterways and Minister of State for Chemical & Fertilizers in the Government of India.
* He holds a Postgraduate degree in Political Science from Bhavnagar University.
* He also holds a record of being the youngest MLA in Gujarat.
12 Bhupender Yadav
* Bhupender Yadav is a Rajya Sabha MP for Rajasthan, serving his 2nd term.
* He is known for his leadership across many Parliamentary Committees.
* Prior to beginning his political career, he was an Advocate in the Supreme Court and also served as government counsel for important commissions.
* He has been in public life for over 2 decades.
* He has an LLB from Government College, Ajmer
13 Parshottam Rupala
* Parshottam Rupala is currently Union Minister of State for Agriculture & Farmers' Welfare.
* Rupala was elected as an MLA from Amreli for the first time in 1991 and won for two consecutive elections thereafter till 2002. In view of his background, he was made a cabinet minister for Narmada, Irrigation and Water Resources and later for Agriculture.
* He was elected to the Rajya Sabha in 2016 and subsequently inducted in the Union Council of Ministers.
14 G Kishan Reddy
* G Kishan Reddy is currently Minister of State for Home.
* He was elected as Member of Parliament in 17th Lok Sabha from Secunderabad Constituency in Telanagana in 2019.
* He was earlier a three-time MLA and BJP Floor leader in Telangana and Andhra Pradesh Assembly.
15 Anurag Singh Thakur
* Anurag Singh Thakur is currently Minister of State for Finance & Corporate Affairs
* He successfully contested the 17th Lok Sabha seat from Hamirpur in Himachal Pradesh. He was first elected to Lok Sabha in May 2008 in a by-poll as a candidate of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). Previously, Thakur has successfully contested the 14th, 15th & 16th Lok Sabha elections.
* Thakur was the President of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) from May 2016 to February 2017. On 29 July 2016, Thakur became the first serving BJP Member of Parliament to become a regular commissioned officer in the Territorial Army. Shri Thakur has done his bachelors education from Doaba College, Jalandhar, Punjab.
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* Pankaj Choudhary is a Lok Sabha MP for Maharajganj in Uttar Pradesh, serving his 6th term as MP.
* He has held the post of Deputy Mayor of Gorakhpur in the past.
* He has served in public life for over 3 decades.
* Choudhary is a Graduate of Gorakhpur University.
17. Anupriya Singh Patel
* Anupriya Singh Patel is a Lok Sabha MP for Mirzapur in Uttar Pradesh, serving her 2nd term as MP.
* She has served as Union Minister of State for Health under PM Narendra Modi.
* She has also served as an MLA in Uttar Pradesh.
* Prior to beginning her political career, she worked as a Professor at Amity University and has an MBA from Chhatrapati Shahuji Maharaj University, Kanpur.
18. Dr Satya Pal Singh Baghel
* Satya Pal Singh Baghel is a Lok Sabha MP for Agra in Uttar Pradesh, serving his 5th term as MP.
* He has served as a Cabinet Minister for Animal Husbandry, Fisheries and Minor Irrigation in Uttar Pradesh Government.
* He has also been an MLA in Uttar Pradesh legislative assembly.
* He has a PhD in Military Science from Chaudhary Charan Singh University, Meerut and LLB from the same. He also holds a degree in MA and MSc.
19. Rajeev Chandrasekhar
* Rajeev Chandrasekhar is a Rajya Sabha MP for Karnataka, serving his 3rd term as MP.
* He has served on various Parliamentary Standing Committees.
* He has enjoyed a long career as a successful Entrepreneur across multiple industries.
* He has an MTech in Computer Science from Illinois Institute of Technology, along with Advanced Management Program from Harvard University
20. Shobha Karandlaje
* Shobha Karandlaje is a Lok Sabha MP for Udupi Chikmagalur in Karnataka, serving her 2nd term as MP.
* She has also been 1-time MLA and 1-time MLC in Karnataka.
* She has served as Cabinet Minister in Government of Karnataka, holding a range of portfolios across Food and Civil Supplies, Power, Rural Development and Panchayati Raj System.
* She has been in public life for 3 decades, since her student days.
* She has a MA in Sociology from Mangalore University
21. Bhanu Pratap Singh Verma
* Bhanu Pratap Singh Verma is a Lok Sabha MP for Jalaun in Uttar Pradesh, serving his 5th term as MP.
* He was also an MLA in Uttar Pradesh Legislative Assembly.
* He has served over 3 decades in public life, having started his political career in 1980s.
* He has an MA LLB from Bundelkhand University
22. Darshana Vikram Jardosh
* Darshana Vikram Jardosh is a Lok Sabha MP for Surat in Gujarat, serving her 3rd term as MP.
* She has also been a Corporator of Surat Municipal Corporation and a Member of the Gujarat Social Welfare Board.
* She has served for 4 decades in public life.
* She is Director of ‘Sanskruti’, an art and cultural organization.
* She has studied BCom from K P Commerce College, Surat.
23. Meenakshi Lekhi
* Meenakshi Lekhi is a Lok Sabha MP for New Delhi, serving her 2nd term as MP.
* She has also been a Member of New Delhi Municipal Corporation (NDMC).
* She is a Supreme Court Lawyer and Social Worker.
* She has studied LLB from Delhi University.
* Annpurna Devi is a Lok Sabha MP for Kodarma in Jharkhand, serving her 1st term as MP.
* She has also been a 4-time MLA from Jharkhand and Bihar.
* She has served as Cabinet Minister in Government of Jharkhand, holding portfolios like Irrigation, Women & Child Welfare, Registration.
* She also served as Minister of State for Mines and Geology in the Government of Bihar, at the young age of 30.
* She has a MA in History from Ranchi University
25. A Narayanaswamy
* A Narayanaswamy is a Lok Sabha MP for Chitradurga in Karnataka, serving his 1st term as MP.
* He has also been elected as 4-times MLA in Karnataka Legislative Assembly.
* He has also been Cabinet Minister in Karnataka Government.
* He has served over 3 decades in public life.
* He has a BA from Government Arts College, Bengaluru.
26. Kaushal Kishore
* Kaushal Kishore is a Lok Sabha MP for Mohanlalganj in Uttar Pradesh, serving his 2nd term as MP.
* He has served as MLA in Uttar Pradesh Legislative Assembly.
* He has been Minister of State in the Uttar Pradesh Government.
* He has served over 3 decades in public life.
* He has a BSc from Kalicharan Inter College.
27. Ajay Bhatt
* Ajay Bhatt is a Lok Sabha MP for Nainital-Udhamsingh Nagar in Uttarakhand, serving his 1st term as MP.
* He was a 3-time MLA in Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand Legislative Assembly.
* He held portfolios like Parliamentary Affairs, Health, Disaster, Excise as Cabinet Minister in Uttarakhand Government.
* He has served over 25 years in public life. Prior to public service, he practised as a Lawyer in Ranikhet.
* He has an LLB from Kumaun University
28. B L Verma
* B L Verma is a Rajya Sabha MP for Uttar Pradesh, serving his 1st term as MP.
* He has served over 35 years in public life.
* He has an MA from Sampurnanand Sanskrit University, Varanasi.
29. Ajay Kumar
* Ajay Kumar is a Lok Sabha MP for Kheri in Uttar Pradesh, serving his 2nd term as MP.
* He has been an MLA in Uttar Pradesh Legislative Assembly and Member in Kheri Zila Parishad.
* He has served 3 decades in public life.
* He has a BSc LLB from Kanpur University.
30. Chauhan Devusinh
* Chauhan Devusinh is a Lok Sabha MP for Kheda in Gujarat, serving his 2nd term as MP.
* He has been 2-times MLA in Gujarat Legislative Assembly.
* Prior to his full-time political career, he has served as an Engineer in All India Radio.
* He holds a Diploma in Electrical Engineering from Govt Polytechnic, Porbandar
31. Bhagwanth Khuba
* Bhagwanth Khuba is a Lok Sabha MP for Bidar in Karnataka, serving his 2nd term as MP.
* He holds a BTech degree in Mechanical Engineering from Sree Siddaganga Institute of Technology, Tumkur.
32. Kapil Moreshwar Patil
* Kapil Moreshwar Patil is a Lok Sabha MP for Bhiwandi in Maharashtra, serving his 2nd term as MP.
* A grassroots politician, he has served for 3 decades across various positions - from Sarpanch of Dive-Anjur Gram Panchayat to President of Thane Zila Parishad.
* He holds a BA degree from Mumbai University.
33. Pratima Bhoumik
* Pratima Bhoumik is a Lok Sabha MP for Tripura West in Tripura, serving her 1st term as MP.
* She comes from a humble background, practices farming.
* She holds a Graduate degree in Bio-Science from Women's College, Tripura University
34. Dr Subhas Sarkar
* Subhas Sarkar is a Lok Sabha MP for Bankura in West Bengal, serving his 1st term as MP.
* He is a Gynaecologist and board member of AIIMS Kalyani.
* A social worker since youth, he has been in public life for around nearly 5 decades and was associated with Ramakrishna Mission.
* He holds an MBBS degree from Calcutta University and Certificate in Ultra Sonography, Infertlity and Laparoscopy.
35. Dr Bhagwat Kishanrao Karad
* Bhagwat Kishanrao Karad is a Rajya Sabha MP for Maharashtra, serving his 1st term as MP.
* In public life, he has served as Mayor of Aurangabad Municipal Corporation and Chairman of Marathwada Legal Development Corporation.
* A Doctor by profession, he runs Dr Karad Multi Specialty Hospital & Research Center in Aurangabad.
* He holds MBBS, MS (General Surgery), MCh (Pediatric Surgery), and FCPS (General Surgery) degrees from Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Marathwada University and Mumbai University.
36. Dr Rajkumar Ranjan Singh
* Rajkumar Ranjan Singh is a Lok Sabha MP for Inner Manipur in Manipur, serving his 1st term as MP.
* Prior to his political career, he had a 4 decade long career as an Geography Professor, ending as Director of College Development Council in Manipur University.
* He has an MA and PhD in Geography from Gauhati University.
37. Dr Bharati Pravin Pawar
* Bharati Pravin Pawar is a Lok Sabha MP for Dindori in Maharashtra, serving her 1st term as MP.
* She served as a Member of Nashik Zila Parishad and worked for eradicating malnutrition and providing clean drinking water
* Before joining public life, she was a Medical Practitioner.
* She holds an MBBS degree in Surgery from NDMVPS Medical College, Nashik.
38. Bishweswar Tudu
* Bishweswar Tudu is a Lok Sabha MP for Mayurbhanj in Odisha, serving his 1st term as MP.
* He hails from the Cuttack region of Odisha.
* Prior to his political career, he worked as a Senior Engineer in Water Resources Department in Odisha.
* He holds a Diploma in Electrical Engineering from Utkalmani Gopabandhu Institute of Engineering, Rourkela.
39 Shantanu Thakur
* Shantanu Thakur is a Lok Sabha MP for Bongaon in West Bengal, serving his 1st term as MP.
* He is a senior leader of the Matua community.
* He holds a BA in English from Karnataka State Open University and Diploma in Hospitality Management.
40. Dr Munjapara Mahendrabhai
* Munjapara Mahendrabhai is a Lok Sabha MP for Surendranagar in Gujarat, serving his 1st term as MP.
* Prior to his political career, he had a 3 decades-long distinguished career as a Cardiologist and Professor of Medicine in Gujarat.
* A social worker at heart, he offered medicines at Rs 2 and served as many as 8 lakh patients through various medical camps.
* He holds an MD in General Medicine and Therapeutics from Gujarat University.
41. John Barla
* John Barla is a Lok Sabha MP for Alipurduars in West Bengal, serving his 1st term as MP.
* He has worked tirelessly for the rights of tea garden workers, primarily in North Bengal and Assam for 2 decades.
* Coming from a humble background, he had started of as a tea garden worker at the tender age of 14.
42. Dr L Murugan
* L Murugan has practiced as a Lawyer in Madras High Court for 15 years before joining full-time public life.
* He was Vice Chairman of the National Commission of Scheduled Castes from 2017 to 2020.
* He holds an LLM and PhD in Law from Madras University.
43. Nisith Pramanik
* Nisith Pramanik is a Lok Sabha MP for Cooch Behar in West Bengal, serving his 1st term as MP.
* He has also worked as an Assistant Teacher in a Primary School.
* He has a BCA degree.