PM Narendra Modi Cabinet Portfolios: PM Modi and his cabinet ministers took oath on Thursday.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has picked his closest aide Amit Shah as Home Minister in the new government, a day after PM Modi and the ministers were sworn in at the Rashtrapati Bhavan. Rajnath Singh will be Defence Minister while Nirmala Sitharaman moved from Defence to become Finance Minister.
Career diplomat S Jaishankar is the Foreign Minister. Nitin Gadkari is the Minister of Road Transport and Highways. Smriti Irani, who was tipped to be rewarded with a high profile ministry for her incredible victory in Amethi over Congress chief Rahul Gandhi, is the Minister for Women and Child Development.