Narendra Modi govt's new focus: The scheme ‘Nal se Jal’ to provide piped drinking water to every household will be a component of the government’s Jal Jivan Mission. This was among the primary promises made in the BJP’s vision document released in the run-up to the 2019 Lok Sabha elections.
Sitharaman would draw upon her experience of serving the previous Narendra Modi government, as a Minister of State for Finance, then Corporate Affairs and later as a Minister of State (Independent charge) for Commerce and Industry.
The significance of the Prime Minister turning to Jaishankar, after the exit of Sushma Swaraj, is not lost on anyone. He is the first former Foreign Secretary to become a Cabinet minister, that too for the prestigious Raisina Hill portfolio.
“Considering the fact that a large section of OBCs and Dalits voted in favour of BJP, we can expect that the new state president could be from one of these castes. However, this will happen only if the party leadership does not decide to go with a Brahmin face again this time,” said another party leader.
Goyal held several ministerial posts in the previous NDA government, first as the Minister of State for Power, New and Renewable Energy, Coal and Mines, and later as the Union Minister of Railways. In 2018, he temporarily took additional charge as Finance Minister during Arun Jaitley’s absence due to medical issues.
Cabinet Ministers of India 2019 Full List with Portfolios: Here is the full list of Union Council of Ministers with their portfolios. PM Modi clearly signaled his political weight in the government by placing Home Minister Amit Shah as second most senior in the ministerial pecking order just after Defence Minister Rajnath Singh.
Narendra Modi was sworn in along with a 57-member Council of Ministers that included his trusted lieutenant and BJP president Amit Shah and a surprise entrant, former Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar, as Cabinet ministers. Here is the complete list.