Modi Cabinet reshuffle: Gainers, losers and new faces
The big Modi Cabinet reshuffle took place on Sunday. There were gainers, losers and new faces that were inducted into the council of ministers.
The rejig is probably the last before the 2019 elections. The rejig also saw Prime Minister Narendra Modi elevating Nirmala Sitaraman to Defence. Here is the full list of ministers who gained, lost and who were newly inducted.
R K Singh: Ex-Union home secy got independent charge of power, renewable energy, expected to sustain reforms
Hardeep Puri: Housing and urban affairs
K J Alphons: Ex-IAS officer set to make India a major tourist destination.
Shiv Pratap Shukla: MoS finance.
Satya Pal Singh: Ex-Mumbai police commissioner is MoS HRD, water resources, river devpt and Ganga rejuvenation
Ashwini Kumar Choubey: MoS in ministry of health and family welfare, Choubey is a Lok Sabha MP from Buxar, Bihar.
Virendra Kumar: MoS in the ministry of women and child development and MoS in the ministry of minority affairs, Virendra Kumar is a six-term Lok Sabha MP from Madhya Pradesh's Tikamgarh.
Anantkumar Hegde: MoS in the ministry of skill development and entrepreneurship, Hegde is a a Lok Sabha MP from Karnataka's Uttara Kannada
Gajendra Singh Shekhawat: MoS in the ministry of agriculture and farmers welfare, Shekhawat is a a Lok Sabha MP from Rajasthan's Jodhpur
Nirmala Sitharaman: India's first woman full-time defence minister.
Piyush Goyal: Promoted to Railways.
Nitin Gadkari: Crucial charge of Ganga rejuvenation, will promote integrated water transport.
Narendra Tomar: Given panchayati raj in addition to rural development
Dharmendra Pradhan: Elevated to Cabinet status, additional charge of skill development.
Rajyavardhan Rathore: Gets independent charge of sports.
Santosh Gangwar: Independent charge of labour ministry
Smriti Irani: Retains I&B and textiles.
Harsh Vardhan: Will retain environment.
Suresh Prabhu: Moved to commerce from Railways.
Arjun Meghwal: MoS finance moves to parliamentary affairs, water resources, river development and Ganga rejuvenation
Vijay Goel: From sports minister, now will MoS parliamentary affairs, stats, prog implementation.
Uma Bharati: Moves from water resources and Ganga rejuvenation to drinking water and sanitation.
SS Ahluwalia: Loses charge of parliamentary affairs.
Mahesh Sharma: From tourism portfolio, retains only culture as independent charge. Also MoS forests, environment and climate change