Meet The New Faces Included In PM Modi's Council Of Ministers

Updated: July 05, 2016 11:41 IST

Joining PM Narendra Modi's council of ministers, 19 new faces took oath today in the majestic Durbar Hall of Rashtrapati Bhavan.

Meet The New Faces Included In PM Modi\'s Council Of Ministers
Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar takes oath, elevated to cabinet rank.
Meet The New Faces Included In PM Modi\'s Council Of Ministers
Faggan Singh Kulaste is a Lok Sabha member from Madhya Pradesh's Mandala. He was member of the Lok Sabha from 1996 to 2009 from Mandala. He lost the elections in 2009 and later elected to the Rajya Sabha. He had served as the Minister of State in Atal Bihari Vajpayee's ministry.
Meet The New Faces Included In PM Modi\'s Council Of Ministers
SS Ahluwalia is presently BJP's Lok Sabha member from Darjeeling in West Bengal. He had served as the Minister of State in PV Narasimha Rao's ministry. He was the deputy leader of opposition in the Rajya Sabha from 2010 to 2012. He was also the member of Rajya Sabha for several terms but lost the seat in the Jharkhand Rajya Sabha elections held in 2012. With the backing of Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM), he entered the Lok Sabha in 2014 from Darjeeling.
Meet The New Faces Included In PM Modi\'s Council Of Ministers
Ramesh Chandappa Jigajinagi is a member of the BJP and currently representing the party in the Lok Sabha from Karnataka's Bijapur. He is the member of the Lok Sabha since 1998.
Meet The New Faces Included In PM Modi\'s Council Of Ministers
Vijay Goel is presently representing the BJP in Rajya Sabha from Rajasthan. He had served as the Minister of State in Atal Bihari Vajpayee's ministry. He was also the member of 11th, 12th and 13th Lok Sabha from Delhi but lost the 2009 Lok Sabha elections. He was also the president of BJP's Delhi unit.
Meet The New Faces Included In PM Modi\'s Council Of Ministers
Ramdas Athawale is member of Rajya Sabha from Maharashtra. He is a Dalit leader and belongs to BJP's ally Republican Party of India (RPI). He was elected to Lok Sabha in 1998 from Mumbai North Central in alliance with the Congress. He was also elected to Lok Sabha from Maharashtra's Pandharpur constituency in 1999 and 2004 in alliance with Congress-NCP but lost the elections in 2009 from Shirdi.
Meet The New Faces Included In PM Modi\'s Council Of Ministers
Rajen Gohain is BJP's Lok Sabha member from Assam's Nowgong constituency. He has been representing the Nowgong constituency since 1999. He is likely to be inducted in the Cabinet as Sarbananda Sonowal created the vacancy.
Meet The New Faces Included In PM Modi\'s Council Of Ministers
Anil Madhav Dave is BJP's Rajya Sabha member from Madhya Pradesh. He is an environmentalist. He has actively campaigned for cleaning and saving the Narmada river. A RSS worker, he was first elected to Rajya Sabha in 2009.
Meet The New Faces Included In PM Modi\'s Council Of Ministers
Parshottam Rupala is currently one of the vice presidents of the BJP and also a member of Rajya Sabha from Gujarat. Rupala is a strong Patel leader from Gujarat and his addition to the government could help it deflect criticism in the PM Modi's home state, where 22-year-old Hardik Patel has galavanised the traditionally powerful and rich caste against the BJP. He was also a Cabinet minister in Gujarat under Keshubhai Patel and Narendra Modi.
Meet The New Faces Included In PM Modi\'s Council Of Ministers
MJ Akbar is a well-known journalist and is a Rajya Sabha member from Madhya Pradesh.
Meet The New Faces Included In PM Modi\'s Council Of Ministers
Arjun Ram Meghwal is a member of Lok sabha from Rajasthan's Bikaner.
Meet The New Faces Included In PM Modi\'s Council Of Ministers
Jaswantsinh Bhabhor is BJP's Lok Sabha member from Gujarat's Dahod constituency. He had defeated Congress candidate Prabha Kishor Taviad from Dahod by over 2 lakh votes.
Meet The New Faces Included In PM Modi\'s Council Of Ministers
Mahendra Nath Pandey is BJP's Lok Sabha member from Chandauli constituency in Uttar Pradesh. He is also a member of the Standing Committee on Rural Development. He is a Brahmin, a big votebank in Uttar Pradesh that all parties are vying to woo in the upcoming Assembly elections.
Meet The New Faces Included In PM Modi\'s Council Of Ministers
Ajay Tamta is BJP's Lok Sabha member from Uttarakhand's Almora constituency. He had defeated Congress leader Pradeep Tamta in the 2014 Lok Sabha elections. He was also a member of the Uttarakhand Assembly in 2012.
Meet The New Faces Included In PM Modi\'s Council Of Ministers
Krishna Raj is BJP's Lok Sabha member from Uttar Pradesh's Shahjahanpur seat. She had defeated the Samajwadi Party candidate in the 2014 Lok Sabha polls by over 2 lakh votes. She was also elected to Uttar Pradesh Assembly in 1996 and 2007.
Meet The New Faces Included In PM Modi\'s Council Of Ministers
Mansukhbhai Mandavia is BJP's Rajya Sabha member from Gujarat. He has earned a reputation as eco-friendly, choosing to cycle to parliament, instead of using private cars.
Meet The New Faces Included In PM Modi\'s Council Of Ministers
Anupriya Patel is a leader of BJP's ally Apna Dal in Uttar Pradesh and also a Lok Sabha member from Mirzapur constituency. She is a leader of the Kurmi caste. She is a daughter of Apna Dal founder Sone Lal Patel. In 2015, she was expelled by her mother Krishna Patel for alleged anti-party activities.
Meet The New Faces Included In PM Modi\'s Council Of Ministers
CR Chaudhary is BJP's Lok Sabha member from Rajasthan's Nagaur constituency. He had defeated Congress candidate Jyoti Mirdha in 2014 general elections by over 75,000 votes.
Meet The New Faces Included In PM Modi\'s Council Of Ministers
PP Chaudhary is currently BJP's Lok Sabha member from Pali in Rajasthan. He is heading the Joint Parliamentary Committee on Offices of Profit. He had won the Pali constituency in 2014 Lok Sabha polls with close to 4 lakh margin.
Meet The New Faces Included In PM Modi\'s Council Of Ministers
Dr Subhash Bhamre is BJP's Lok Sabha member from Maharashtra's Dhule constituency. He is presently the member of Standing Committee on Health and Family Welfare. He is a famous cancer surgeon.
Meet The New Faces Included In PM Modi\'s Council Of Ministers
These are the 19 new faces that made in to the PM Narendra Modi's expanded council of ministers.

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