Modi 3.0: Highlights of portfolio allocation

Twenty-four hours after 72 Council of Ministers, including 30 Cabinet Ministers, were sworn in, Prime Minister Narendra Modi allocated the portfolios. Contrary to empty speculations, the most important portfolios are with the BJP.

Finance Ministry is with Nirmala Sitharaman. External Affairs Ministry is with S Jaishankar. Defence is with Rajnath Singh, while Home is with Amit Shah. The continuity has surprised many. Analysts say that Modi had some incomplete works in the last term and wants the four key Ministers to fulfil them within two years before he calls for a reshuffle.

Piyush Goyal, who was speculated to get Finance, has been given the Commerce Ministry. Nitin Gadkari, one of the best performers, has been given the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways like in Modi 2.0.

Other Ministries:

Ministry of Agriculture: Shivraj Singh Chouhan
Railways, Information & Broadcasting: Ashwini Vaishnaw
Civil Aviation Ministry: Ram Mohan Naidu
Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises: Jitan Ram Manjhi
Heavy Industries and Steel: HD Kumaraswamy
Telecom Ministry: Jyotiraditya Scindia
Parliamentary Affairs Ministry: Kiren Rijiju
Minister for Coal and Mines: Kishan Reddy
Food, Consumer Affairs, and Renewable Energy: Pralhad Joshi
Power and Housing and Urban Affairs: Manohar Lal Khattar
Textiles: Giriraj Singh
Women & Child Development: Annapurna Devi
Labour and Employment: Mansukh Mandavia

Bandi Sanjay Kumar has been given Minister of State (Home).

Pemmasani Chandrasekhar: MoS Rural Development, MoS Communication.