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Prakash Javadekar: One of the most visible faces of BJP

Javadekar, 63, had his grooming in politics in Akhil Bhartiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP), the students wing of RSS.

Venkaiah Naidu, BJP’s south Indian face gets second stint in government

This is his second stint as a Union Minister, after heading the Rural Development Ministry in the year 2000.

Nitin Gadkari- An able administrator

The BJP-Shiv Sena combine has won 42 out of the 48 seats in Maharashtra, including all the ten seats in the Vidarbha region.

Munde: OBC face of BJP in Maharashtra

Gopinath Munde, the OBC face of BJP in Maharashtra, makes his entry in the Union Cabinet for the first time.

Ananth Kumar, a man known for political adroitness

Born in a middleclass Brahmin family on 22 July 1959, 55- year-old Kumar is a Law graduate from Mysore University.

PROFILE: V K Singh, a former Army Chief now a Minister

Singh defeated Raj Babbar of Congress from Ghaziabad seat by 5.67 lakh votes.

Profile: BJP spokesperson Nirmala Sitharaman rewarded with ministerial berth

Nirmala Sitharaman is another articulate BJP spokesperson who have been rewarded with a ministerial berth.

PROFILE: Kalraj Mishra makes debut at Centre

He was elected to the Rajya Sabha on three occasions — first in 1980, then 1986 and later in August 2001.

MP BJP chief Narendra Singh Tomar makes it to Modi cabinet

Tomar, who is known for his connect with the rank and file of the party, shares a good rapport with the RSS leadership.

Five-term BJP MP Radha Mohan Singh finally gets his reward

A cricket enthusiast, the BJP MP was Vice President of the Association of Bihar Cricket.

Najma Heptullah, the lone Muslim face in Modi Cabinet

When Nitin Gadkari became the President of the BJP in 2010, she was appointed as one of the 13 vice presidents of the party.

Jual Oram, the face saver for BJP in Odisha, rewarded

For the first time, this ministry was created during the then BJP-led NDA government and Atal Bihari Vajpayee entrusted Oram with the job.

Smriti Irani: The bahu on small screen makes it big in Modi ministry

Married to businessman Zubin Irani and having one son and a daughterm, Smriti Irani lists reading as her past-time.

Arun Jaitley, the eyes and ears of Modi

Coming from a Punjabi Brahmin family with little political background, Jaitley became Delhi University students union president in 1974.

Harsh Vardhan, the unifying force in Delhi BJP

Vardhan had entered the political fray in 1993 when he successfully contested the Assembly polls from Krishna Nagar constituency in East Delhi.