Narendra Modi took the oath of office and secrecy as the Prime Minister of India at Rashtrapati Bhavan on May 30 along with a 57-member Council of Ministers. A day after the swearing-in ceremony, portfolios for ministers have been announced by the government. The new Council of Ministers has 24 Cabinet ministers, 9 Ministers of State with independent charge and 24 Ministers of State. There are a total of 24 new faces — seven hold Cabinet rank, one Minister of State (independent charge) and 16 Ministers of State. BJP president is India’s Home Minister while Rajnath Singh has taken over the Ministry of Defence which was previously held by Nirmala Sitharaman. Smriti Irani is in-charge of two ministries, textiles as well as women and child development. A economist from JNU, Sitharaman is India’s Finance Minister and will also look after the Ministry of Corporate Affairs.
And The Portfolio Goes To: The Who's Who Of Modi 2.0 Cabinet
The new Council of Ministers has 24 Cabinet ministers, 9 Ministers of State with independent charge and 24 Ministers of State.