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Will The Cabinet Reshuffle Help Congress In Any Way?

Indian Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh has shuffled his Cabinet in UPA 2 and he has said that this is probably the last Cabinet reshuffle before the 2014 parliamentary polls. While Rahul Gandhi refused to join the Cabinet and instead will focus more on revamping the organization, political analysts have said that team Rahul was given more prominence in this Cabinet reshuffle. But in effect, how much this Cabinet reshuffle will help to reverse the electoral prospects of Congress, needs to be seen. After all, when the UPA 2 government is performing very badly on the economic front. Good economics is always good politics at the end of the day.

The following are the full council of Ministers under UPA 2 at present.


Cabinet Ministers

Vayalar Ravi – Overseas Indian Affairs

Kapil Sibal – Communications & Information Technology

CP Joshi – Road Transport & Highways

Kumari Selja – Social Justice & Empowerment

Pawan Kumar Bansal – Railways

Salman Khursheed – External Affairs

Jairam Ramesh – Rural Development

M. Veerappa Moily – Petroleum & Natural Gas

S. Jaipal Reddy – Science & Technology and Earth Sciences

Kamal Nath – Urban Development & Parliamentary Affairs

K. Rahman Khan- Minority Affairs

Dinsha J. Patel- Mines

Ajay Maken – Housing & Urban Poverty Alleviation

MM Pallam Raju – Human Resource Development

Ashwani Kumar – Law & Justice

Harish Rawat- Water Resources

Chandresh Kumari Katoch- Culture

Ministers of State with independent charge

Manish Tewari – Information & Broadcasting

Dr. K. Chiranjeevi – Tourism

Jyotiraditya Madhavrao Scindia – Power

K.H. Muniappa – Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises

Bharatsinh Madhavsinh Solanki – Drinking Water & Sanitation

Sachin Pilot – Corporate Affairs

Jitendra Singh – Youth Affairs & Sports

Ministers of state

Dr. Shashi Tharoor – Human Resource Development

Kodikunnil Suresh – Labour & Employment

Tariq Anwar – Agriculture & Food Processing Industries

KJ Surya Prakash Reddy – Railways

Ranee Narah – Tribal Affairs

Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury – Railways

AH Khan Choudhury – Health & Family Welfare

Sarvey Sathyanarayana – Road Transport & Highways

Ninong Ering – Minority Affairs

Deepa Dasmunsi – Urban Development

Porika Balram Naik – Social Justice & Empowerment

Dr.(Smt.) Kruparani Killi – Communications & Information Technology

Lalchand Kataria – Defence

E. Ahamed – External Affairs

D. Purandeswari – Commerce & Industry

Jitin Prasada – Defence & Human Resource Development

Dr. S. Jagathrakshakan – New & Renewable Energy

R.P.N. Singh – Home

K.C. Venugopal – Civil Aviation

Rajeev Shukla – Parliamentary Affairs & Planning



JIT Mukherjii
After completing his MBA in Financial Management, he decided to shift to writing and took it as his full time career. Being the Editor-in-chief of this web magazine, he has got diverse interest in the field of politics and business related matters.

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