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Cabinet reshuffle: 6 of 19 new ministers have RSS links Pictured: The President, Shri Pranab Mukherjee, the Vice President, Shri M. Hamid Ansari and the Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi with the newly inducted Ministers after a Swearing-in Ceremony, at Rashtrapati Bhavan, in New Delhi on July 05, 2016.PIB India

As many as 19 ministers took oath on July 5, 2016 as part of the Narendra Modi government. The portfolios of each newly selected minister is not known yet. The top four ministries remained intact, as did other big names in the Cabinet. However, five junior ministers were relieved from their position to make way for the new faces.

Also, missing from the list is Sarbananda Sonowal, who was the Union sports minister, as he is now the Assam chief minister. 

Here's an updated list of all Cabinet ministers and ministers of state as on July 5, 2016. 

List of Council of Ministers

Narendra Modi -- Prime Minister and also in-charge of: Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions; Department of Atomic Energy; Department of Space; and All important policy issues and all other portfolios not allocated to any Minister.

Cabinet Ministers

1. Raj Nath Singh -- Minister of Home Affairs.

2. Sushma Swaraj -- Minister of External Affairs.

3. Arun Jaitley -- Minister of Finance and Minister of Corporate Affairs

4. M. Venkaiah Naidu -- Minister of Urban Development; Minister of Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation; Minister of Parliamentary Affairs and Minister of Information and Broadcasting.

5. Nitin Jairam Gadkari -- Minister of Road Transport and Highways; and Minister of Shipping.

6. Manohar Parrikar -- Minister of Defence.

7. Suresh Prabhu -- Minister of Railways.

8. D.V. Sadananda Gowda -- Minister of Law and Justice.

9. Uma Bharati -- Minister of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation.

10. Dr. Najma A. Heptulla -- Minister of Minority Affairs.

11. Ramvilas Paswan -- Minister of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution.

12. Kalraj Mishra -- Minister of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises.

13. Maneka Sanjay Gandhi -- Minister of Women and Child Development.

14. Ananthkumar -- Minister of Chemicals and Fertilizers.

15. Ravi Shankar Prasad -- Minister of Communications and Information Technology.

16. Jagat Prakash Nadda -- Minister of Health and Family Welfare.

17. Ashok Gajapathi Raju Pusapati -- Minister of Civil Aviation.

18. Anant Geete -- Minister of Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises.

19. Harsimrat Kaur Badal -- Minister of Food Processing Industries.

20. Narendra Singh Tomar -- Minister of Mines; and Minister of Steel.

21. Chaudhary Birender Singh -- Minister of Rural Development; Minister of Panchayati Raj; and Minister of Drinking Water and Sanitation.

22. Jual Oram -- Minister of Tribal Affairs.

23. Radha Mohan Singh -- Minister of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare.

24. Thaawar Chand Gehlot -- Minister of Social Justice and Empowerment.

25. Smriti Zubin Irani -- Minister of Textiles. 

26. Dr. Harsh Vardhan -- Minister of Science and Technology; and Minister of Earth Sciences.

27. Prakash Javadekar --  Minister of Human Resource Development.

Ministers of State (Independent Charge)

1. General (Retd.) V.K. Singh -- Minister of State (Independent Charge) of the Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation; and Minister of State in the Ministry of External Affairs.

2. Rao Inderjit Singh -- Minister of State (Independent Charge) of the Ministry of Planning; and Minister of State in the Ministry of Defence.

3. Santosh Kumar Gangwar -- Minister of State (Independent Charge) of the Ministry of Textiles.

4. Bandaru Dattatreya -- Minister of State (Independent Charge) of the Ministry of Labour and Employment.

5. Rajiv Pratap Rudy -- Minister of State (Independent Charge) of the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship; and Minister of State in the Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs.

6. Shripad Yesso Naik -- Minister of State (Independent Charge) of the Ministry of Ayurveda, Yoga and Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha and Homoeopathy (AYUSH); and Minister of State in the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.

7. Dharmendra Pradhan -- Minister of State (Independent Charge) of the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas.

8. Piyush Goyal -- Minister of State (Independent Charge) of the Ministry of Power; Minister of State (Independent Charge) of the Ministry of Coal; and Minister of State (Independent Charge) of the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy. 3

9. Dr. Jitendra Singh -- Minister of State (Independent Charge) of the Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region; Minister of State (Independent Charge) of the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports; Minister of State in the Prime Minister's Office; Minister of State in the Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions; Minister of State in the Department of Atomic Energy; and Minister of State in the Department of Space.

10. Nirmala Sitharaman -- Minister of State (Independent Charge) of the Ministry of Commerce and Industry.

11. Dr. Mahesh Sharma -- Minister of State (Independent Charge) of the Ministry of Culture; Minister of State (Independent Charge) of the Ministry of Tourism; and Minister of State in the Ministry of Civil Aviation.

Ministers of State

1. Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi --   Minister of State in the Ministry of Minority Affairs; and Minister of State in the Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs.

2. Ram Kripal Yadav -- Minister of State in the Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation.

3. Haribhai Parthibhai Chaudhary -- Minister of State in the Ministry of Home Affairs.

4. Giriraj Singh -- Minister of State in the Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises.

5. Hansraj Gangaram Ahir -- Minister of State in the Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers.

6. G.M. Siddeshwara -- Minister of State in the Ministry of Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises.

7. Manoj Sinha -- Minister of State in the Ministry of Railways.

8. Upendra Kushwaha -- Minister of State in the Ministry of Human Resource Development.

9. Radhakrishnan P. -- Minister of State in the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways; and Minister of State in the Ministry of Shipping.

10. Kiren Rijiju -- Minister of State in the Ministry of Home Affairs.

11. Krishan Pal -- Minister of State in the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment.

12. Dr. Sanjeev Kumar Balyan -- Minister of State in the Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare.

13. Vishnu Deo Sai -- Minister of State in the Ministry of Mines; and Minister of State in the Ministry of Steel.

14.  Sudarshan Bhagat -- Minister of State in the Ministry of Rural Development.

15. Jayant Sinha -- Minister of State in the Ministry of Finance.

16. Col. Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore -- Minister of State in the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting.

17. Babul Supriyo -- Minister of State in the Ministry of Urban Development; and Minister of State in the Ministry of Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation.

18. Niranjan Jyoti -- Minister of State in the Ministry of Food Processing Industries.

19. Vijay Sampla -- Minister of State in the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment.

20. SS Ahluwalia -- Minister of State, Lok Sabha MP from Darjeeling

A veteran politician who has worked for the Rajiv Gandhi government, but later shifted allegiance to PV Narsimha Rao, and has been with the Bharatiya Janata Party since 2000.  

21. Ramesh Chandappa Jigjinagi -- Minister of State, Lok Sabha MP from Bijapur (Karnataka)

Jigjinagi, a dalit candidate, is another veteran politician and was once part of the Janata Dal. He became a BJP member after Ramakrishna Hegde passed away. 

22. Parshottam Rupala -- Minister of State, Rajya Sabha (Gujarat)

Rupala was a close aide of Modi when he was the chief minister of Gujarat. Earlier speculations had said that he could be a chief ministerial candidate for the state.  

23. MJ Akbar -- Minister of State, Rajya Sabha (Madhya Pradesh)

Akbar is a renowned journalist who was once a Congress member, but switched to the BJP in 2014 as its spokesperson before the general elections. 

24. Arjun Ram Meghwal -- Minister of State, Lok Sabha MP from Bikaner (Rajasthan)

Meghwal is a dalit, a former Indian Administrative Service officer from Rajasthan, and a second term MP. 

25. Anil Madhav Dave -- Minister of State, Rajya Sabha, Madhya Pradesh

A Rajya Sabha MP since 2009, he's believed to have been a close aide of Uma Bharti when she was the chief minister of Madhya Pradesh. 

26. Vijay Goel -- Minister of State, Rajya Sabha (Rajasthan)

Goel is an important leader of the Delhi BJP and had contested elections in 2015. 

27. Rajen Gohain -- Minister of State, Lok Sabha Nawgong (Assam)

Gohain's appointment is believed to be a recognition of his contribution during the Assam elections, which the BJP won.

28. Mahendra Nath Pandey -- Minister of State, Chandauli (Uttar Pradesh)

He is a two-term BJP MLA and first term MP. His inclusion is believed to be a positive message to the Brahmin population in Uttar Pradesh, where elections are scheduled to be held in 2017.

29. CR Chaudhary -- Minister of State, Lok Sabha MP from Nagaur (Rajasthan)

Chaudhary is a first-term MP and, is believed to have been inducted for his expertise in rural development. 

30. PP Chaudhary -- Minister of State, Lok Sabha MP from Pali (Rajasthan)

Chaudhary is a Supreme Court lawyer, and an OBC candidate who has also been a part of the RSS for decades. 

31. Ramdas Athawale -- Minister of State, Rajya Sabha (Maharashtra)

Athawale is a former Congress leader in Maharashtra who later joined the BJP-Shiv Sena alliance. He is a Dalit leader. 

32. Subhash Ramrao Bhamre -- Minister of State, Lok Sabha MP from Dhule (Maharashtra)

Bhamre is a doctor who was studied in Maharashtra. He was a member of Shiv Sena earlier.

33. Jaswant Sinh Bhabhor -- Minister of State, Lok Sabha MP from Dahod (Gujarat)

A tribal candidate, he was an important member of Modi's council of ministers in Gujarat.

34. Mansukh Mandaviya -- Minister of State, Rajya Sabha (Gujarat)

A member of the Patel community, his inclusion is believed to be a positive message for the Patidars who have been demanding quotas in jobs and education. Gujarat is also scheduled to have elections in December 2017.

35. Faggan Singh Kulaste -- Minister of State,  Lok Sabha MP fro Mandla (Madhya Pradesh)

A tribal candidate and a fifth term MP in Lok Sabha. He has previously held ministerial position in the Vajpayee government.

36. Ajay Tamta -- Minister of State, Lok Sabha MP from Almora (Uttarakhand)

Tamta was a legislator in both Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand.

37. Anupriya Singh Patel -- Minister of State, Lok Sabha MP from Mirzapur (Uttar Pradesh)

Patel's party Apna Dal has merged with the BJP. She also represents the Kurmi community in the state, which is poll-bound.

38. Krishna Raj -- Minister of State, Lok Sabha MP from Shahjahanpur (UP)

She is another female MP appointed from UP. She is a dalit candidate. 

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