Nirmala is new Finance Minister, Rajnath Singh moved to Defence
Nitin Gadkari and Ravi Shankar Prasad retain their portfolios
S. Jaishankar is MEA, joins Cabinet Committee on Security
The contours of the new Modi government were clear after portfolios were announced for the Union Council of Ministers, with BJP national president Amit Shah being allotted the Home Ministry and former Foreign Secretary S. Jaishankar being made the External Affairs Minister. Both new faces immediately also became members of the Cabinet Committee on Security, the most powerful Cabinet sub-committee.
Former Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman will be the new Finance Minister and former Home Minister Rajnath Singh will take over as the Defence Minister.
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June 01, 2019