Javadekar, 63, had his grooming in politics in Akhil Bhartiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP), the students wing of RSS.
This is his second stint as a Union Minister, after heading the Rural Development Ministry in the year 2000.
The BJP-Shiv Sena combine has won 42 out of the 48 seats in Maharashtra, including all the ten seats in the Vidarbha region.
Gopinath Munde, the OBC face of BJP in Maharashtra, makes his entry in the Union Cabinet for the first time.
Born in a middleclass Brahmin family on 22 July 1959, 55- year-old Kumar is a Law graduate from Mysore University.
Singh defeated Raj Babbar of Congress from Ghaziabad seat by 5.67 lakh votes.
Nirmala Sitharaman is another articulate BJP spokesperson who have been rewarded with a ministerial berth.
He was elected to the Rajya Sabha on three occasions — first in 1980, then 1986 and later in August 2001.
Tomar, who is known for his connect with the rank and file of the party, shares a good rapport with the RSS leadership.
A cricket enthusiast, the BJP MP was Vice President of the Association of Bihar Cricket.
When Nitin Gadkari became the President of the BJP in 2010, she was appointed as one of the 13 vice presidents of the party.
For the first time, this ministry was created during the then BJP-led NDA government and Atal Bihari Vajpayee entrusted Oram with the job.
Married to businessman Zubin Irani and having one son and a daughterm, Smriti Irani lists reading as her past-time.
Coming from a Punjabi Brahmin family with little political background, Jaitley became Delhi University students union president in 1974.
Vardhan had entered the political fray in 1993 when he successfully contested the Assembly polls from Krishna Nagar constituency in East Delhi.
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