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Lok Sabha Elections 2024 | At least 12 ministers from Modi 2.0 are part of new Union cabinet

In the recently concluded Lok Sabha elections, the BJP- led NDA registered absolute majority by winning 292 seats. The BJP secured 240 seats. The Opposition I.N.D.I.A. bloc bagged 233 seats with Congress winning 99.
Last Updated : 10 June 2024, 09:18 IST
Last Updated : 10 June 2024, 09:18 IST

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As Modi took oath and assumed office for his consecutive third term as prime minister on June 9 along with 30 leaders, who were also sworn in to the cabinet, the Modi 3.0 government has decided to repeat most of its senior ministers who handled various portfolios during Modi 2.0.

Rajnath Singh who held the Defense portfolio in the previous Modi cabinet took oath in the Modi 3.0 as the cabinet minister. Besides, Amit Shah who was the Union Home Minister was also inducted into the current cabinet along with senior party leaders Nirmala Sitharaman who held the finance portfolio previously.

Senior BJP leaders Nitin Gadkari who is also known as the 'highway man of India' was sworn in to the current Modi cabinet along with S Jaishankar who was the MEA during Modi 2.0.

Dharmendra Pradhan who was given the Union Education Ministry in Modi 2.0 and has been the Minister for Petroleum and Natural Gas, also took oath in the newly formed cabinet of Union ministers.

Jyotiraditya Scindia who previously held the Union Civil Aviation Ministry was also inducted in the cabinet on June 9 at the Rashtrapati Bhavan, while Ashwini Vaishnaw who handled the railway portfolio at the Centre during Modi 2.0 was sworn in as a minister in the new Modi government's cabinet.

Pralhad Joshi, who served as the Minister of Parliamentary Affairs, Coal and Mines in Modi 2.0 swore oath to become part of the new cabinet.

Sarbananda Sonowal, who was previously the Minister of State for the Ministry of Ports, Shipping, and Waterways was also inducted into the Modi 3.0 cabinet. Piyush Goyal who handled key ministries during Modi 2.0 including Commerce and Industry portfolios was also repeated into the cabinet of Modi 3.0 as a minister.

Former Union Minister Kiren Rijiju, who won from Arunachal West, was also included in the Modi 3.0 cabinet of ministers.

These apart, former Minister of Environment, Bhupender Yadav, was also sworn in to the new cabinet.

In the recently concluded Lok Sabha elections, the BJP- led NDA registered absolute majority by winning 292 seats. The BJP secured 240 seats. The Opposition I.N.D.I.A. bloc bagged 233 seats with Congress winning 99.

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Published 10 June 2024, 09:18 IST

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