Six Gujarat Ministers Join PM Modi's Third Cabinet

Amit Shah and Mansukh Mandaviya Return, New Faces Emerge

Six Gujarat Ministers Join PM Modi's Third Cabinet

Ahmedabad - Prime Minister Narendra Modi's third term has seen the inclusion of six ministers from Gujarat in the Union Cabinet. Amit Shah and Mansukh Mandaviya return for their third term, while JP Nadda and S. Jaishankar join for the second time. New faces in the Cabinet include CR Patil and Nimuben Bambhaniya.

In Modi's first government, Gujarat had 2 Cabinet Ministers and 5 Ministers of State. The second term saw an increase to 4 Cabinet Ministers and 3 Ministers of State. This term, Gujarat's representation includes 5 Cabinet Ministers and one Minister of State, a slight reduction compared to the previous term.

Key Members from Gujarat:

Amit Shah: Representing Gandhinagar, Amit Shah has been reappointed as a Union Minister for the third time. In the last term, he served as Home Minister. Shah's significant contributions include his tenure as BJP's National President, where he played a crucial role in expanding the party's membership. Shah, 59, holds a degree in Biochemistry and has a family comprising his wife, Sonal Shah, and son, Jai Shah, the current secretary of the BCCI.

CR Patil: Elected from Navsari for the fourth consecutive time, CR Patil has made his debut in the Union Cabinet. As Gujarat BJP President, he led the party to a record victory in the 2022 state assembly elections. Patil, 69, transitioned from a police career to politics and has since become a central leadership favorite. His family includes his wife, Ganga, son Jignesh, and three daughters.

S. Jaishankar: A Rajya Sabha MP from Gujarat, S. Jaishankar served as Foreign Secretary during Modi's first term and became Foreign Minister in 2019. Jaishankar, 69, holds M.Phil. and PhD degrees. He is credited with successfully organizing the G-20 meeting in India. His family includes his wife, Kyoko Somekawa, two sons, and a daughter.

Mansukh Mandaviya: Reelected from Porbandar, Mansukh Mandaviya continues his ministerial role for the third time. As the Health Minister during the Covid-19 pandemic, Mandaviya played a crucial role in managing the health crisis. The 51-year-old holds a PhD and his family includes his wife, Neeta, a son, and a daughter.

Nimuben Bambhaniya: Nimuben Bambhaniya, a first-time Union Minister, defeated AAP's Umesh Makwana from Bhavnagar. A former Bhavnagar Municipal Corporation mayor and councilor, Bambhaniya holds degrees in B.Sc. and B.Ed. She joined BJP in 2004 and transitioned to active politics. The 57-year-old's family includes her husband and children.

J.P. Nadda: Jagat Prakash Nadda, a Rajya Sabha member from Gujarat, returns for his second term in the Union Cabinet. Nadda, 63, has previously served as Union Health Minister and has been BJP's national president twice. He holds an LLB degree and his family includes his wife, Mallika, and two sons.

The inclusion of these ministers from Gujarat underscores the state's significant representation in Modi's administration, reflecting its political importance and the trust placed in these leaders to drive national policies and initiatives.