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Nirmala Sitharaman is India's defence minister

04 September 2017

Pradhan and Naqvi retained their portfolios of Oil and Gas and Minority Affairs respectively. Another leader from the generation, Amit Shah, is already at the helm of party affairs.

Ahead of the oath taking ceremony, Prime Minister Narendra Modi met with his council of ministers for breakfast. "Nirmala is very analytical, deep thinking, hard working and very knowledgeable".

"The responsibility that has been given to me, I will try to fulfil those responsibilities".

Suresh Prabhu, who lost his Railway portfolio, has been shifted within the Cabinet to the Commerce and Industry Ministry, earlier held by Sitharaman. Water resource ministry is key in development of irrigation projects.

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He also oversaw the BJP's publicity and advertising campaign including the social media outreach during the 2014 Lok Sabha elections.

As Ministers, Pradhan delivered on the Prime Minister's flagship Ujjwala scheme for providing LPG connections to the poor, while Goyal untangled the web of paralysis within the power and coal sectors.

New faces will be inducted into the Union Government today. Having served as BJP general secretary and vice-president before he was drafted into the government, the Cabinet rank is being seen as recognition for Naqvi's steadfast commitment to the party. Whereas, Col. Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore has been appointed as Minister of State (Independent Charge) of the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports, the portfolio which was held by Goel. Speculations are rife that Piyush Goyal may take over as the new Rail Minister.

New inductee Shiv Pratap Shukla has been made MoS in the Finance Ministry, replacing Arjun Ram Meghwal, while Ashwini Kumar Choubey has been appointed MoS in Health and Virendra Kumar MoS in Women and Child Devcelopment.

Nirmala Sitharaman is India's defence minister