Here It Is, The First Photo Of The New Modi Cabinet In All Its Glory At Its First Meeting. This Is What The PM Wrote About It

Written By Ankit Prasad | Mumbai | Published:


  • The Prime Minister has shared a photo of his new union cabinet, from its first meeting
  • 'This is a team that will work hard to deliver,' PM Modi has written about his new cabinet
  • He has hailed the decisions taken in the cabinet's first sitting

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has posted the first photo of the new union cabinet, from its first meeting which was held on Friday just a day after being sworn in at Rashtrapati Bhavan. 

Shared on his official Instagram account, the photo shows a delightfully-lit wood-paneled room with the ministers seated on a semi-circular table. The Prime Minister is at seat-of-eminence, flanked on both sides by his ministers. At the other end, below the vantage point are the senior-most officers of the country, including the Cabinet Secretary and the Principal Secretary to the Prime Minister.

In his caption, the Prime Minister writes:

"First Cabinet meeting. 
This is a team that will work hard to deliver. In the first meeting itself, we took many decisions for the welfare of farmers, traders and youngsters."

The following are the ministers in the photo and their charges:

Seated on the PM's left (in order):

Minister of Home Affairs Amit Shah

Minister of Chemicals and Fertilisers DV Sadananda Gowda

Minister of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution Ram Vilas Paswan

Minister of Law and Justice; Communications; and Electronics and Information Technology Ravi Shankar Prasad

Minister of Social Justice and Empowerment Thaawar Chand Gehlot

Minister of Human Resource Development Ramesh Pokhriyal 'Nishank'

Minister of Women and Child Development and Minister of Textiles Smriti Irani

Seated on the PM's right (in order):

Minister of Defence Raj Nath Singh

Minister of Road Transport and Highways; and Minister of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises Nitin Gadkari

Minister of Finance and Corporate Affairs Nirmala Sitharaman

Minister of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare; Minister of Rural Development; Minister of Panchayati Raj Narendra Singh Tomar

Minister of Food Processing Industries Harsimrat Kaur Badal

Minister of External Affairs Subhramanyam Jaishankar

Minister of Tribal Affairs Arjun Munda

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