UP has the biggest share in Modi ministry. Here’s where other states stand
A look at which states ministers in Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government represent in Parliament after the Cabinet reshuffle.india Updated: Sep 03, 2017 16:55 IST
The importance of Uttar Pradesh — the most populous state — remained visible as Prime Minister Narendra Modi rejigged his ministerial team on Sunday.
The state, where the BJP has come to power after 15 years, continues to have the highest number of members on the Union Council, with 12 ministers representing UP in Parliament. Uttar Pradesh, where the BJP bagged 71 out of 80 seats in the previous Lok Sabha poll, came under the party earlier this year when it defeated the Samajwadi Party-Congress alliance.
Modi also represents UP in the Lok Sabha from Varanasi.
Another key Hindi-belt state, Bihar, will be represented by eight ministers in the revamped Union council of ministers. The party has added more ministers from Bihar after it entered into an alliance with Nitish Kumar’s JD(U).
The total number of ministers now stand at 75 (excluding the PM). There are 57 ministers from the Lok Sabha, while only 18 are from the Rajya Sabha.
Here is a list of the ministers according to the states they represent in Parliament:
|Andhra Pradesh||Suresh Prabhu|
|Ashok G Raju|
|Arunachal Pradesh||Kiren Rijiju|
|Bihar||Ram Vilas Paswan|
|Ravi Shankar Prasad|
|Radha Mohan Singh|
|Ram Kripal Yadav|
|Chhattisgarh||Vishnu Deo Sai|
|Goa||Sripad Yasso Naik*|
|Haryana||C Birender Singh|
|Rao Inderjit Singh*|
|Himachal Pradesh||JP Nadda|
|Jammu and Kashmir||Jitendra Singh*|
|Jharkhand||Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi|
|Madhya Pradesh||Sushma Swaraj|
|Narendra S Tomar|
|Thawar Chand Gehlot|
|Punjab||Harsimrat Kaur Badal|
|Arjun Ram Meghwal|
|C. R. Chaudhary|
|Gajendra Singh Shekhawat|
|Tamil Nadu||P Radhakrishnan|
|Uttar Pradesh||Narendra Modi|
|Santosh K Gangwar*|
|Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti|
|Satya Pal Singh|
|Shiv Pratap Shukla|
|West Bengal||S.S Ahluwalia|
First Published: Sep 03, 2017 15:44 IST