Modi's Era Begins: Here are the Names of Council of Ministers
BANGALORE: Amidst hectic discussions on formation of the new government and indications that Narendra Modi would have “small and compact” Cabinets, the newly appointed Prime Minister begins his first day in office with an announcement of the cabinet portfolios and a series of bilateral meetings with South Asian leaders.
Modi, as the head of Council of Ministers, under his charge has personnel, public grievances and pensions, department of atomic energy, department of space, all important policy issues and all other portfolios not allocated to any minister. So, let us have a look at the names of Modi’s Council of Ministers, as listed by Yahoo.
Rajnath Singh: BJP President Rajnath Singh is the Home Minister. He took oath immediately after Modi. Singh is likely to hand over the party baton to someone competent. Rajnath Singh, a former Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh entered politics in 1974 and soon became Secretary of Bharatiya Jana Sangh, Mirzaur. In 1975, he became District President of Jana Sangh and District Coordinator of JP Movement. In 1977, he was elected as an MLA, for the first time, in UP Assembly. He became the BJP National President on December 31, 2005, a post he held till December 19, 2009. In May 2009, he was elected MP from Ghaziabad in Uttar Pradesh. In 16th Lok Sabha elections, Singh has been elected from Lucknow Lok Sabha constituency.