Prime Minister Modi Announces New Cabinet Portfolio Assignments

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has announced the allocation of portfolios to his newly sworn-in 71-member council of ministers. The Prime Minister has retained key ministers in their previous high-profile roles, ensuring continuity and stability within the government. Amit Shah will continue to serve as the Home Minister, responsible for internal security and law enforcement. Rajnath Singh will remain as the Defense Minister, overseeing the country’s armed forces and defense strategy. Nirmala Sitharaman will continue to hold the position of Finance Minister, managing the nation’s finances and economic policies. S. Jaishankar will remain as the External Affairs Minister, responsible for India’s foreign relations and diplomacy.

Among the notable new appointments, former Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has been entrusted with the leadership of the Agriculture and Rural Development Ministries. This appointment reflects the government’s focus on agriculture and rural development, which are crucial sectors for India’s economic growth. BJP President J.P. Nadda has returned to the Health Ministry, bringing his experience and expertise to this critical portfolio.

Several ministers have seen changes in their portfolios. Mansukh Mandaviya will now oversee the Ministry of Labour and Employment, along with the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports. This move aligns with the government’s emphasis on job creation, skill development, and youth empowerment. Pralhad Joshi has been assigned the portfolios of Minister of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution, and Minister of New and Renewable Energy. These responsibilities encompass ensuring consumer protection, maintaining food security, and promoting clean energy initiatives. Jyotiraditya Scindia has been appointed as the Minister of Communications and the Minister of Development of the North Eastern Region. This appointment underlines the government’s commitment to improving connectivity and infrastructure, particularly in the underdeveloped North Eastern region.

The allocation of portfolios reflects Prime Minister Modi’s vision for India’s future. By retaining key ministers in their previous roles and bringing in fresh perspectives, the government aims to build on its past successes and continue its agenda of progress and development.

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