Friday, May 22, 2009

Meet the New Council of Ministers of India

Elections are over in India and it is time for the new ministers to take oath of office. The swearing in ceremony was held on May 22nd at 6.30 pm at Rastrabhathi Bhavan. The Indian President administered the oath and secrecy to Dr Manmohan Singh who became Prime Minister of India for the second time. Here is the list of Cabinet Ministers that were sworn in with Dr Manmohan Singh.

Prime Minister: Dr Manmohan Singh

Manmohan Singh (born 26 September 1932) is the 17th and current Prime Minister of the Republic of India. He is the first person of Sikh faith to hold the office. An economist by profession, Singh was the Governor of the Reserve Bank of India from 1982 to 1985, the Deputy Chairman of the Planning Commission of India from 1985 to 1987 and the Finance Minister of India from 1991 to 1996. (Read More....)

Cabinet Ministers:

AK Antony

Arackaparambil Kurian Antony  (born 28 December 1940) is the current Defence Minister of India and a Congress party leader. He is a former Chief Minister of Kerala. The first term from April 27, 1977 to October 27, 1978, the second one from March 22, 1995 to May 9, 1996 and the third term from May 17, 2001 to August 29, 2004. When he became Chief Minister in 1977, he was the youngest Chief Minister of the State. He was the Leader of Opposition in Kerala Legislative Assembly during 1996 to 2001 (Read More...). 

Ambika Soni

Ambika Soni (born November 13, 1943) is an Indian politician and a former Sanjay Gandhi crony. She is a member of the Indian National Congress and is an elected Member of Parliament representing the state of Punjab in the Rajya Sabha (Read More...). 

Gulam Nabi Azad

Ghulam Nabi Azad (born March 7, 1949 in Jammu and Kashmir, India) is an Indian politician from the Indian National Congress. He was the Parliamentary Affairs Minister of India in the government of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh until October 27, 2005, when he was appointed as the Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir. After delivering victories in several key states, including Kerala, Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh, the 'crisis manager' of the Congress surprised many when he led the party successfully in the 2002 Assembly election in Jammu and Kashmir (Read More...). 

Kamal Nath

 Kamal Nath (born 18 November 1946) is an Indian politician and the current Union Cabinet Minister of Commerce and Industry. He is a member of the 14th Lok Sabha of India. He represents the Chhindwara constituency of Madhya Pradesh and is a member of the Indian National Congress (INC) (Read More.....). 

Kapil Sibal

 Kapil Sibal is a prominent politician in India and currently the Minister for Ministry of Science and Technology and Ministry of Earth Sciences in the Government of India. He was born in Jalandhar, Punjab on 8 August, 1948 and obtained his M.A. in History from St. Stephen's College, University of Delhi, Delhi and LL.M. from Harvard Law School, USA.(Read More....

Mamta Banerjee

 Mamata Banerjee (born January 5, 1955) is an Indian politician from the State of West Bengal.She is the founder and chief executive of the All India Trinamool Congress Party, now known as the Trinamool Congress Party (Grassroots Congress Party) (Read More.....)

Meera Kumar

 Meira Kumar is an Indian politician and cabinet minister. Born in Patna in 1945, Meira Kumar is the daughter of Deputy Prime Minister and prominent dalit leader, Babu Jagjivan Ram and freedom fighter, Indrani Devi. Her husband, Manjul Kumar is a Supreme Court lawyer and she has three children,Anshul,Swati and Devangna.All are married (Read More...).

Murli Deora

Murali Deora  was born in Mumbai. (Read More... 

P Chidambaram

Palaniappan Chidambaram (born 16 September, 1945) is an Indian politician and present Union Minister of Home Affairs of the Republic of India. He is among the most prominent cabinet ministers of the ruling-United Progressive Alliance (UPA) union government led by Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh. From May 2004 to November 2008, he was the Finance Minister of India. However, after the resignation of Shivraj Patil, Chidambaram was made the Home Affairs. Minister. (Read More...)

Pranab Mukerjee

 Pranab Kumar Mukherjee (born December 11, 1935, West Bengal, India) is the Minister for External Affairs of India in the Manmohan Singh-led Government of India. A prominent leader of the Indian National Congress in the 14th Lok Sabha, he is known to be a competent party apparatchik, "a prominent Gandhi family loyalist who did not win a popular election until 2004".(Read More...) 

Sharad Pawar 

Sharadchandra Govindrao Pawar  (born December 12, 1940), popularly known as Sharad Pawar, is an Indian politician from the state of Maharashtra. He is the president of the Nationalist Congress Party which he founded in 1999, after separating from the Indian National Congress. He has previously held the posts of Defence Minister of India and Chief Minister of Maharashtra and currently serves as Minister of Agriculture and Minister of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution, Government of India. (Read More....)

SM Krishna

Somanahalli Mallaiah Krishna, generally referred to as S M Krishna (born 1932) is former Chief Minister of the Indian state of Karnataka and a former Governor of the Indian state ofMaharashtra. S.M. Krishna is the son of S.C. Mallaiah. He completed his Bachelor's in Arts from Maharaja's College, Mysore and obtained a Law degree from Government Law College, Bangalore. Krishna studied in the United States, graduating from the Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas and George Washington University, Washington D.C, where he was a Fulbright Scholar. He was married to Prema on April 29, 1964 and has two daughters. Krishna is an avid sportsperson and plays tennis regularly.(Read More...)  

Veerapa Moily

Veerappa Moily  (born January 12, 1940) is an Indian politician, who served as the Chief Minister of the Indian state of Karnataka. He was elected to Karnataka state legislative assembly from Karkala constituency of Udupi district. He was first person to become Chief Minister of Karnataka from the undivided South Canara district (now split into Dakshina Kannada and Udupi) (Read More….). 

Sushilkumar Shinde

 Sushilkumar Shinde  (born September 4, 1941, Solapur, Maharashtra) is an Indian politician from the state of Maharashtra. He is currently the Cabinet Minister for Power in the Manmohan Singh government.He belongs to the Congress Party. He is the first backward caste person to have become the Chief Minister of Maharashtra. He served as Chief Minister from January 18, 2003 to November 1, 2004. (Read More...)

Jaipal Reddy

Sudini Jaipal Reddy (born 16 January 1942) is a member of the 14th Lok Sabha of India. He represents the Chevella constituency of Andhra Pradesh and is a member of the Indian National Congress. He is currently the Cabinet Minister of Urban Development. He has an M.A. from the Osmania University, Hyderabad. He is disabled and uses crutches. (Read More...)  

Vayalar Ravi

Vayalar Ravi (born June 4, 1937[1]) is an Indian politician, currently the Union Cabinet Minister of Overseas Indian Affairs & Minister for Parliamentary Affairs and a member of the Rajya Sabha.Ravi was born in Vayalar, Alappuzha District, Kerala. He was the Founder President of the Kerala Students' Union (KSU), the students' wing of Indian National Congress in Kerala. (Read More...

Bijoy Krishna Handique

Bijoy Krishna Handique (born 1 December 1934) is a member of the 14th Lok Sabha of India. He represents the Jorhat constituency of Assam and is a member of the Indian National Congress (INC) political party (Read More...). 


Anand Sharma

Shri Anand Sharma a politician from Indian National Congress party is a Member of the Parliament of India representing Himachal Pradesh in the Rajya Sabha, the upper house of the Indian Parliament. (Read More...)

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

See Colbert taking credit for Tharoor's victory and also how he almost correctly pronounces thiruvanandapuram, neyyattinkara.. :-)

May 22, 2009 3:33 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So only minister born after 1950 is Mamata Banerje, most of them are born before 1945! with 70% of indian population under 35, is this what the country wants. why so many minister from rajasabha, no rewards for fighting hard battle of loksabha?

May 22, 2009 5:54 PM  

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