11 leaders of parties in Modi’s cabinet

Narendra Modi has written his name in history by taking oath as the Prime Minister of India for the third consecutive term. 71 other members of the new cabinet took oath with him. Indian President Draupadi Murmu read their oath on Sunday (June 9) evening.

In India’s last two elections, BJP could not reach the magic figure of 272 seats even though it got a single majority. As a result, they have to rely on coalition partners to form the government. Its effect was also seen in the swearing-in ceremony. Almost all major allies including TDP, JDU, Shiv Sena, LJP have taken place in Modi’s new cabinet.

Among the leaders who took oath on Sunday, 30 have become Union Ministers, five are Independent Incharges and 36 are State Ministers. Allies of BJP got 11 of these posts. However, who is getting the responsibility of which ministry has not been announced yet.

Let’s take a look at who among the BJP’s partners got the ministry-

Union Minister

HD Kumaraswamy: HD Kumaraswamy, son of former Prime Minister HD Deve Gowda, is a Janata Dal (Secular) leader and former Chief Minister of Karnataka. He became the Chief Minister for the first time in 2006 and led a coalition government with the BJP. His second term as chief minister began in 2018. He came to power by forming an alliance with Seva Congress.

Jitan Ram Manji: An elected MLA since 1980, the Dalit leader served as the Chief Minister of Bihar in 2014-15. The Hindustani Awam Morcha (HAM) leader was the first Chief Minister of the state’s Musahar community. He was associated with various parties in Bihar and served as a minister under several Chief Ministers.

Lalan Singh: Four-time MP Lalon Singh’s real name is Rajeev Ranjan Singh. The 69-year-old leader is a former national president of JDU and a minister of Bihar. Lalan Singh has been one of Nitish Kumar’s close aides for many years. He was the mentor of socialist icon and former Chief Minister Karpuri Tagore. Represented Begusarai constituency from 2004 to 2009 and won from Munger seat in recent Lok Sabha elections.

Ram Mohan Naidu: Ram Mohan Naidu, a three-time MP from Srikakulam in Andhra Pradesh, is an important TDP leader. The 36-year-old MBA-holding leader served as the TDP’s national general secretary and was the party’s floor leader in the outgoing Lok Sabha. His father Kieran Naidu was a senior party leader, former MLA, former MP and Union Minister in the United Front government from 1996 to 1998. Ram Mohan Naidu is one of the two TDP leaders who got a place in Modi’s new cabinet. TDP has won maximum 16 seats among BJP’s partners in this election.

Chirag Paswan: Member of Parliament from Hajipur in Bihar Chirag Paswan represents the Lok Jan Shakti Party (LJP). He is the son of former minister Rambilas Paswan. Chirag entered politics after working in films for a while. After the death of his father in 2020, he took the helm of LJP. This young leader of Bihar has become a minister for the first time, although he has been an MP twice before.

Minister of State (Independent Charge)

Jayant Chowdhury: Rajya Sabha member Jayant Chowdhury of Rashtriya Lok Dal (RLD). Despite having rivaled the BJP in the past, his party joined the NDA alliance last March. This time Jayant entered Modi’s cabinet. He is the grandson of former Prime Minister of India Chaudhary Charan Singh. Charan Singh was recently awarded Bharat Ratna, India’s highest civilian award. Jayant represents Uttar Pradesh’s Mathura constituency in the Lok Sabha.

Pratap Rao Ganapatrao Yadav: He is the sole representative from the Shiv Sena led by Eknath Shinde in the Union Cabinet of India. The four-time MP served as a state minister in the Manohar Joshi and Narayan Rane-led governments in Maharashtra. This time he got a place in the central cabinet.

Minister of State

Ramdas Athawale (RPIA): He is the leader of the Republican Party of India (Athwale). The party has links with the Scheduled Castes Federation founded by BR Ambedkar. Ramdas was the Minister of State for Social Justice in Modi’s previous cabinet.

Ram Nath Tagore: Born in 1950, Ram Nath Tagore is the son of former Bihar Chief Minister Karpuri Tagore. He is a member of the Rajya Sabha and the leader of the Janata Dal (United) in the Upper House of the Indian Parliament. Ram Nath was a member of the Bihar Legislative Council in the past and served as sugarcane industry minister in Lalu Prasad Yadav’s first cabinet. From 2005 to 2010, he was Minister of Revenue and Land Reforms, Law and Information and Public Relations in Nitish Kumar’s second government. Ram Nath Tagore was also a member of the Rajya Sabha from 2014 to 2020.

Anupriya Patel: Anupriya Patel has been the President of Apna Dal (Sonilal) since 2016. He has served as the Minister of State for Commerce and Industry of India since 2021. From 2016 to 2019, he was the State Minister of the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. Anupriya has been representing Mirzapur in the Lok Sabha since 2014.

Chandrasekhar Pemmasani: Chandrasekhar Pemmasani who won the election from Guntur is another important leader of TDP. The 48-year-old doctor was one of the richest candidates in this election. The total wealth of his family is more than 5 thousand 785 crore rupees. In 1999 Dr. After completing his MBBS degree from NTR University of Health Sciences, Chandrasekhar did his MD in Internal Medicine from USA. He also won the Ernst & Young Award as a young entrepreneur there in 2020.

Source: NDTV