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PM Modi expands his Cabinet: Full list of new Union ministers

NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday expanded his Cabinet to include 36 new faces. Seven ministers who were already a part of Modi’s Cabinet have been promoted. 
The seven are Kiren Rijiju, Hardeep Singh Puri, G Kishan Reddy, Mansukh Mandaviya, Anurag Thakur, G Kishan Reddy, Parshottam Rupala and Raj Kumar Singh. 
Here’s a list of the new faces in the Union Cabinet 
1. Narayan Tatu Rane (Konkan, Maharashtra| 69 years)
* Rajya Sabha MP for Maharashtra, serving his first term 
* He has earlier been a 6-time MLA and 1-time MLC in Maharashtra 
* He has served Maharashtra as chief minister, as well as cabinet 
minister handling important portfolios like industries, revenue, 
ports & animal husbandry 
* He has been a public representative across different capacities for over 35 years 
* From 1971 to 1984, he served in the income tax department 

2. Sarbananda Sonowal (Dibrugarh, Assam | 58 years)
* 2-time Lok Sabha member from Assam and two-time MLA 
* Served as Assam’s chief minister from 2016 to 2021 
* He has earlier served as Union minister of state (Independent charge) for skill development and entrepreneurship; and sports and youth affairs under PM Narendra Modi. 
* He has been in public life for 3 decades 
* He has an LLB from Guwahati University. 
3. Virendra Kumar (Sagar, Madhya Pradesh | 67 years)
* Lok Sabha member from Tikamgarh in Madhya Pradesh. 
* Serving his 7th term as MP 
* He has in the past served as Union minister of state for women & child development and minority affairs under PM Narendra Modi 
* Has spent over 4 decades in public life in various capacities 
* He has a PhD in Child Labour from Dr Harisingh Gour University 
4. Jyotiraditya M Scindia (Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh | 50 years)
* Rajya Sabha member from Madhya Pradesh 
* Serving his 5th term as MP 
* He has been Union minister of state (Independent Charge) for Power and Union minister of state for commerce & communications in earlier governments. 
* He has been in public life for over 2 decades 
* He has an MBA from Stanford University and BA from Harvard University 
5. Ramchandra Prasad Singh (Nalanda, Bihar | 63 years)
* Rajya Sabha member from Bihar 
* Serving his second term as MP 
* He is a retired IAS officer of the 1984 batch, having served over 25 years across various capacities and domains 
* An alumnus of Jawaharlal Nehru University, he holds an MA in International Relations 
6. Ashwini Vaishnaw (Odisha | 50 years)
* Rajya Sabha member from Odisha 
* A former IAS Officer of the 1994 batch, he handled important responsibilities over 15 years and was particularly known for his contribution to the PPP framework in Infrastructure 
* He has held leadership roles across major global companies such as General Electric and Siemens. 
* He has a MBA from Wharton School, Pennysylvania University and MTech from IIT Kanpur. 
7. Pashupati Kumar Paras (Munger, Bihar | 68 years)
* Lok Sabha member from Hajipur in Bihar 
* He has been a 7-time MLA and 1-time MLC in Bihar 
* He has also served as minister in Bihar government 
* He has served over 45 years in public life 
* He has a BEd from Bhagalpur University 
8. Bhupender Yadav (Ajmer, Rajasthan | 52 years)
* Rajya Sabha member for Rajasthan 
* Serving his second term as MP 
* He is known for his leadership across many parliamentary committees 
* He was an advocate in Supreme Court and also served as government counsel for important Commissions. 
* He has been in public life for over 2 decades 
* He has an LLB from Government College, Ajmer. 
9. Pankaj Choudhary (Purvanchal, Uttar Pradesh | 56 years)
* Lok Sabha member from Maharajganj in Uttar Pradesh 
* Serving his 6th term as MP 
* He has held the post of deputy mayor of Gorakhpur in the past 
* Served in public life for over 3 decades 
* He is a Graduate from Gorakhpur University. 
10. Anupriya Singh Patel (Mirzapur, Uttar Pradesh | 40 years)
* Lok Sabha member from Mirzapur in Uttar Pradesh 
* Serving her second term as MP 
* She has served as Union minister of state for health under PM Narendra Modi 
* She has also served as an MLA in Uttar Pradesh 
* Prior to beginning her political career, she worked as a Professor at Amity University and is MBA from Chhatrapati Shahuji Maharaj University, Kanpur 
11. Satya Pal Singh Baghel (Agra, Uttar Pradesh | 61 years)
* Lok Sabha member from Agra in Uttar Pradesh 
* Serving his fifth term as MP 
* He has served as a cabinet minister for animal husbandry, fisheries and minor irrigation in Uttar Pradesh government 
* He has a PhD in Military Science from Chaudhary Charan Singh University, Meerut and LLB from the same. He also holds a degree in MA and MSc. 
12. Rajeev Chandrasekhar (Bengaluru, Karnataka | 57 years)
* Rajya Sabha MP for Karnataka 
* Serving his 3rd term as MP 
* He has served on various parliamentary standing committees 
* He has enjoyed a long career as a successful entrepreneur across multiple industries 
* He has a MTech in Computer Science from Illinois Institute of 
Technology, along with Advanced Management Program from Harvard University. 
13. Sushri Shobha Karandlaje (Dakshin Kannada, Karnataka | 54 years)
* Lok Sabha MP for Udupi Chikmagalur in Karnataka 
* Serving her second term as MP 
* She has been 1-time MLA and 1-time MLC in Karnataka. 
* She has served as cabinet minister in government of Karnataka, holding a range of portfolios across food and civil supplies, power, rural development and panchayati raj system. 
* She has been in public life for 3 decades, since her student days 
* She has a MA in Sociology from Mangalore University 
14. Bhanu Pratap Singh Verma (Bundelkhand, Uttar Pradesh | 63 years)
* Lok Sabha member for Jalaun in Uttar Pradesh 
* Serving his 5th term as MP 
* He was also an MLA in Uttar Pradesh legislative assembly 
* He has served over 3 decades in public life, having started his political career in 1980s 
* He has an MA LLB from Bundelkhand University 
15. Darshana Vikram Jardosh (Surat, Gujarat | 60 years)
* Lok Sabha member from Surat in Gujarat 
* Serving her 3rd term as MP 
* She has also been corporator at Surat Municipal Corporation and member of * Gujarat Social Welfare Board 
* She has served for 4 decades in public life 
* She has studied BCom from K P Commerce College, Surat 
16. Meenakashi Lekhi (Delhi | 54 years)
* Lok Sabha member from New Delhi 
* Serving her 2nd term as MP 
* She has also been a member of New Delhi Municipal Corporation (NDMC) 
* She is a Supreme Court lawyer and social worker 
* She has studied LLB from Delhi University 
17. Annpurna Devi (North Chhotanagpur, Jharkhand | 51 years)
* Lok Sabha member from Kodarma in Jharkhand 
* Serving her first term as MP 
* She has also been a 4-time MLA from Jharkhand and Bihar 
* She has served as cabinet minister in Government of Jharkhand, holding portfolios like irrigation, women & child welfare, registration 
* She also served as minister of state for mines and geology in the government of Bihar, at the young age of 30 
* She has a MA in History from Ranchi University 
18. A Narayanaswamy (Chitradurg, Karnataka | 64 years)
* Lok Sabha MP for Chitradurg in Karnataka 
* Serving his first term as MP 
* He has also been elected as 4-times MLA in Karnataka legislative assembly 
* He has also been cabinet minister in Karnataka Government 
* He has served over 3 decades in public life 
* He has BA from Government Arts College, Bengaluru 
19. Kaushal Kishore (Awadh, Uttar Pradesh | 61 years)
* Lok Sabha member for Mohanlalganj in Uttar Pradesh 
* Serving his second term as MP 
* He has served as MLA in Uttar Pradesh legislative assembly 
* He been minister of state in Uttar Pradesh government 
* He has served over 3 decades in public life 
* He has a BSc from Kalicharan Inter College 
20. Ajay Bhatt (Almora, Uttarakhand | 60 years)
* Lok Sabha member from Nainital-Udhamsingh Nagar in Uttarakhand 
* Serving his first term as MP 
* He was a 3-time MLA in Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand legislative assembly 
* He held portfolios like parliamentary affairs, health, disaster excise as cabinet minister in Uttarakhand government 
* He has served over 25 years in public life 
* He practiced as a lawyer in Ranikhet 
* He has an LLB from Kumaun University 
21. B L Verma (Rohilakhand, Uttar Pradesh | 59 years)
* Rajya Sabha member from Uttar Pradesh 
* Serving his first term as MP 
* He has served over 35 years in public life 
* He has an MA from Sampurnanand Sanskrit University, Varanasi 
22. Ajay Kumar (Awadh, Uttar Pradesh | 60 years)
* Lok Sabha member for Kheri in Uttar Pradesh 
* Serving his 2nd term as MP 
* He has been a MLA in Uttar Pradesh legislative assembly and 
member of Kheri Zila Parishad 
* He has served 3 decades in public life 
* He has done LLB from Kanpur University 
23. Chauhan Devusinh (Kheda, Gujarat | 56 years)
* Lok Sabha member from Kheda in Gujarat 
* Serving his 2nd term as MP 
* He has been 2-time MLA in Gujarat legislative assembly 
* Prior to his full-time political career, he has served as an engineer in 
All India Radio. 
* He holds a Diploma in Electrical Engineering from Govt Polytechnic, Porbandar 
24. Bhagwanth Khuba (Bidar, Karnataka | 54 years)
* Lok Sabha member from Bidar in Karnataka 
* Serving his 2nd term as MP 
* He holds a BTech degree in Mechanical Engineering from Sree 
* Siddaganga Institute of Technology, Tumkur 
25. Kapil Moreshwar Patil (Konkan, Maharashtra | 60 years)
* Lok Sabha member from Bhiwandi in Maharashtra 
* Serving his 2nd term as MP 
* A grassroots politician, he has served for 3 decades across various positions – from Sarpanch of Dive-Anjur Gram Panchayat to president of Thane Zila Parishad 
* He holds a BA degree from Mumbai University 
26. Pratima Bhoumik (Agartala, Tripura | 52 years)
* Lok Sabha MP for Tripura West in Tripura 
* Serving her first term as MP 
* She comes from a humble background, practices farming 
* She holds a Graduate degree in Bio-Science from Women’s College, Tripura University 
27. Subhas Sarkar (Medinipur, West Bengal | 67 years)
* Lok Sabha MP for Bankura in West Bengal 
* Serving his first term as MP 
* He is a Gynaecologist and board member of AIIMS Kalyani 
* A social worker since youth, he has been in public life for around 
nearly 5 decades and was associated with Ramakrishna Mission 
* He holds an MBBS degree from Calcutta University and Certificate 
in Ultra Sonography, Infertlity and Laparoscopy 
28. Bhagwat Kishanrao Karad (Marathwada, Maharashtra | 64 years)
* Rajya Sabha member from Maharashtra 
* Serving his first term as MP 
* He has served as mayor of Aurangabad Municipal Corporation and chairman of Marathwada Legal Development Corporation 
* A Doctor by profession, he runs Dr Karad Multi Specialty Hospital & Research Center in Aurangabad 
* He holds MBBS, MS (General Surgery), MCh (Pediatric Surgery), and FCPS (General Surgery) degrees from Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar Marathwada University and Mumbai University 
29. Rajkumar Ranjan Singh (Imphal, Manipur | 68 years)
* Lok Sabha member for Inner Manipur in Manipur 
* Serving his first term as MP 
* Prior to his political career, he had a 4-decade long career as an 
geography professor, ending as director of College Development 
Council in Manipur University 
* He is MA and PhD in Geography from Gauhati University 
30. Bharati Pravin Pawar (Khandesh, Maharashtra | 42 years)
* Lok Sabha member from Dindori in Maharashtra 
* Serving her first term as MP 
* She served as member of Nashik Zila Parishad and worked for eradicating malnutrition and providing clean drinking water 
* Before joining public life, she was a medical practitioner 
* She holds a MBBS degree in Surgery from NDMVPS Medical College, Nashik 
31. Bishweswar Tudu (Mayurbhanj, Odisha | 56 years)
* Lok Sabha member for Mayurbhanj in Odisha 
* Serving his first term as MP 
* Prior to his political career, he worked as a senior engineer in water 
resources department in Odisha 
* He holds a Diploma in Electrical Engineering from Utkalmani Gopabandhu Institute of Engineering, Rourkela 
32. Shantanu Thakur (Presidency, West Bengal | 38 years)
* Lok Sabha member from Bongaon in West Bengal 
* Serving his first term as MP 
* He is a senior leader of the Matua community 
* He holds a BA in English from Karnataka State Open University and diploma in hospitality management 
33. Munjapara Mahendrabhai (Surendranagar, Gujarat| 52 years)
* Lok Sabha MP for Surendranagar in Gujarat 
* Serving his first term as MP 
* Prior to his political career, he had a 3-decade long distinguished career as a cardiologist and professor of medicine in Gujarat 
* A social worker at heart, he offered medicines at Rs 2 and served as many as 8 lakh patients through various medical camps 
* He holds an MD in General Medicine and Therapeutics from Gujarat University 
34. John Barla (Jalpaiguri, West Bengal | 45 years)
* Lok Sabha member from Alipurduars in West Bengal 
* Serving his first term as MP 
* He has worked tirelessly for the rights of tea garden workers, primarily in North Bengal and Assam for 2 decades 
* Coming from a humble background, he started of as a tea garden worker at the tender age of 14 
35. L Murugan (Kongu Naadu, Tamil Nadu | 44 years)
* Practiced as a lawyer in Madras high court for 15 years before joining full-time public life 
* He was vice-chairman of the National Commission of Scheduled Castes from 2017 to 2020 
* He holds a LLM and PhD in Law from Madras University 
36. Nisith Pramanik (Jalpaiguri, West Bengal | 35 years)
* Lok Sabha MP for Cooch Behar in West Bengal 
* Serving his first term as MP 
* He has also worked as an assistant teacher in a primary school 
* He has a BCA degree (TNN)

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