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A look at Narendra Modi's Cabinet

Here is a quick look at Narendra Modi's cabinet.

     Last Updated: May 27, 2014  | 15:52 IST
A look at Narendra Modi's Cabinet
President Pranab Mukherjee administers oath to Narendra Modi as the 15th Prime Minister of India, at a ceremony at Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi on Monday. PTI Photo

Here is a quick look at Narendra Modi's cabinet.


Narendra Modi
Narendra Modi
Age:
63
Born on: September 17, 1950
State: Gujarat (MP, Lok Sabha from Vadodara)
 
Timeline

1972: Joins the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS).

1974 to 1977: Participates in a youth movement against corruption in Gujarat. Takes charge of Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) in Gujarat.

1980: Becomes 'Sambhag Pracharak' and given additional region of South Gujarat and Surat as focus area.

1985 to 1987: RSS assigned Modi to the BJP; joins BJP as Organisation Secretary of Gujarat Unit.

1990: Played role in organizing Somnath-Ayodhya Yatra by LK Advani.

1995: Elected as National Secretary, BJP. Given charge of various North Indian states Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Chandigarh, Jammu and Kashmir, and Punjab.

Oct 2001: Sworn in as the Chief Minister of Gujarat.

Feb 2002: The burning of a train in Godhra on Feb 27, 2002 led to inter-communal violence. Modi, critics say, didn't act fast enough to quell the riots.

April 2002: At the BJP National Executive Meeting in Goa, Modi offered his resignation but it was rejected. Later that year, BJP won a record mandate in state elections.

2007: Sworn-in as CM for third time

2012: Becomes CM a fourth time after leading BJP to yet another victory in the Gujarat Assembly Polls.

2013: Declared as PM candidate for BJP in 16th Lok Sabha elections.

2014: Won handsomely from Vadodara and Varanasi.
 
 
 

Arun Jaitley
Arun Jaitley

Age:
61

Born on:
December 28, 1952

State: Gujarat (MP, Rajya Sabha)
 
Timeline
1974: Joins ABVP and became President of the University Students' Union in college.

1975 to 77: He was a prominent leader of JP movement and was under preventive detention for a period of 19 months during Emergency. Joins Jan Sangh after released from jail.

1989: A lawyer in the Supreme Court, he was appointed Additional Solicitor General by the V. P. Singh government and was involved in the paperwork for the Bofors investigations.

1999: Became spokesperson of BJP after 1998 Lok Sabha elections.

1999: Appointed Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting (independent charge) and Minister of State for Disinvestment (independent charge).

2000: Took over the additional charge of the Ministry of Law, Justice and Company Affairs following the resignation of Ram Jethmalani. He was then elevated as a Cabinet Minister rank. He was also the first Minister of Shipping following the bifurcation of the Ministry of Surface Transport.

2002: Demitted the office of a cabinet minister and became Secretary General and national spokesman of BJP.

2003: Rejoined the cabinet as Minister of Commerce & Industry and Law & Justice.

2004: After BJP's defeat in 2004 Lok Sabha elections, he again became Secretary General of BJP.

2006: Elected MP, Rajya Sabha from Gujarat.

2009: Chosen Leader of Opposition in Rajya Sabha.

2014: Contested and lost Lok Sabha election from Amritsar, Punjab.
 
 
 

Nitin Gadkari
Nitin Gadkari

Age: 
56
Born On: May 27, 1957
State: Maharashtra
 
Timeline

1976: Joins ABVP.

1979: Became the Secretary of Vidharbha region.

1981: Became President of Bhartiya Janata Yuva Morcha.

1989: Became Member of Legislative Council from Nagpur.

1992: Victory in Nagpur Municipal Corporation established his political career as a leader in the BJP.

1995: Minister of Public Works Department (PWD) of the Government of Maharashtra.

1999: Became the leader of the Opposition party in Maharashtra Legislative Council.

2004: Became the President of BJP Maharashtra state.

2010: Elected National President of BJP.

2012: Details of loans from infrastructure company IRB to Gadkari's Purti Group surface. Several shell companies found in the group and later the Income Tax department found evidence of tax evasion.              

2014: Elected MP, Lok Sabha from Nagpur constituency, Maharashtra.
 
 

Rajnath Singh
Rajnath Singh
Age: 62
Born on:  July 10, 1951
State: Uttar Pradesh (MP from Lucknow)
 
Timeline

1969 to 1971: Organising Secretary of ABVP, Gorakhpur.

1972: Elected RSS General Secretary, Mirzapur.

1974: Entered politics, Joined Jan Sangh (then political arm of RSS)

1975: At the age of 24, appointed District President of the Jana Sangh

1977: Elected Member, Uttar Pradesh Legislative Assembly from Mirzapur.

1983: Became State Secretary of UP BJP.

1984: Became a State President of BJP's Youth Wing.

1988: Elected as National President in the BJP Youth Wing.

1991: Minister, Education, Govt. of Uttar Pradesh. He introduced the Anti-Copying Act and Vedic Mathematics in the syllabus.

1994: Elected as an MP, Rajya Sabha

1997: State President of BJP in UP.

1999: Union Cabinet Minister, Surface Transport. He initiated the NHDP (National Highway Development Programme), a dream project of then prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee.

2000: Chief Minister of UP and was twice elected as MLA from Haidargarh.

2002: National General Secretary of BJP.

2003: Union Cabinet Minister of Agriculture and subsequently for Food Processing.

2004: Again, appointed National General Secretary of BJP.  Was in charge of Chattisgarh and Jharkhand, and ensured BJP victory in both states.

2005: BJP's National President.

2009: Elected MP, Lok Sabha, from Ghaziabad, UP.

2013: Again, became BJP's National President.

2014: Won the Lucknow Lok Sabha seat.
 
Source: Uttar Pradesh government, Rajya Sabha, Lok Sabha, Wikipedia and other sources

 

Gopinath Munde
GOPINATHRAO MUNDE

Age: 64

Date of birth:
December 12, 1949

State:
Maharasthra

Time Line -

1980-1985, 1990-2009 : Member, Maharashtra Legislative Assembly (Five terms)

1992-1995                     :  Leader of Opposition, Maharashtra Legislative Assembly

1995-1999                     : Deputy Chief Minister, Maharashtra Legislative Assembly

2009                              Elected to 15th Lok Sabha

29 June 2009                 Member, Business Advisory Committee

6 Aug. 2009                   Member, Committee on Public Accounts

2009-2010                     Member, Committee on Finance

16 Sep. 2009                 Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of Home Affairs

19 Oct. 2009                  Member, General Purposes Committee

12 Jan. 2010                 Member, Committee on Ethics

6 Jan. 2010                    Chairman, Committee on Public Accounts

7 May 2010             Chairman, Committee on Chemicals and Fertilizers

Kalraj Mishra
KALRAJ MISHRA
Age:
72
Date of Birth:  1 July 1941
State: Uttar Pradesh

Time Line -

1963-1968 - Worked as Pracharak of Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) in Gorakhpur for 5 years

1968 - Organising Secretary, Bharatiya Jana Sangh at Azamgarh Centre; worked as a Convenor of 'Sampurna Kranti' (Total Revolution) started by late Jai Prakash Narain in eastern Uttar Pradesh in 1974.

1975-77 - Was detained in jail at Deoria under MISA during Emergency.

1977 -     Elected MP, Rajya Sabha.

1978 - Elected National President, All India Janata Yuva Morcha, a youth organisation of Janata Party

1979 - National Convenor, Yuva Sangathan Samanvaya Samiti.

1983 - Elected as an MLA in UP Legislative assembly.

1991-2000 - President, BJP in Uttar Pradesh.

1997-2000 - Cabinet Minister in Government of Uttar Pradesh holding the portfolios of Public Works, Medical Education and Tourism.

2001 - Elected MP, Rajya Sabha.

2002 - In-charge, BJP, Uttar Pradesh

2007 - In-charge BJP, Rajasthan.

2008 - Re-elected as MP, Rajya Sabha

2009 - In-charge, BJP, Bihar

Uma Bharti
UMA BHARTI

Date of Birth:     03.05.1959

Age: 55

State: Madhya Pradesh

Time Line -

1988 onwards:   Vice-President, BJP, Madhya Pradesh

1989                     Elected to 9th Lok Sabha

1990                    Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of Agriculture

1990-92               Member, Consultative Committee, constituted under the Punjab State Legislature (Delegation of Power) Act, 1987

1991                     Re-elected to 10th Lok Sabha (2nd term)

1991-92                Member, Public Accounts Committee

1992-93                Member, Public Accounts Committee

1993 onwards      President, BJP, Youth Wing

1996                     Re-elected to 11th Lok Sabha (3rd term)

1996-97                Member, Committee on Science and Technology, Environment and Forests

1998                     Re-elected to 12th Lok Sabha (4th term)

1998-99                Union Minister of State, Human Resource Development

1999                      Re-elected to 13th Lok Sabha (5th term) (resigned from Lok Sabha Seat on 18.12.2003

13 Oct. 1999- 2 Feb. 2000     Union Minister of State (Independent Charge), Tourism (Resigned on 2 Feb. 2000)

7 Nov. 2000- 25 Aug. 2002     Union Cabinet Minister, Youth Affairs & Sports

26 Aug. 2002- 29 Jan. 2003     Union Cabinet Minister, Coal and Mines


Sushma Swaraj
SUSHMA SWARAJ

Age: 62

Born: February 14, 1952

State: Madhya Pradesh (MP from Vidisha)

1970 - Joined the Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad, the student wing of the BJP and was active in the Jayaprakash Narayan Movement of the mid 1970s    

1977 - Became an MLA in Haryana at the age of 25 from Ambala Cant defeating Bansi Lal, then minister of defence and four times chief minister of Haryana

1977- Became cabinet minister, Labour and Employment, in the Haryana government.

1979 - Moved to Education ministry, Govt. of Haryana.

1987 to 90 - Again elected MLA, Haryana Legislative Assembly.

1987 - Cabinet Minister, Education, Food and Civil Supplies, Govt. of Haryana

1990 - Elected Rajya Sabha MP

1992 to 94 -Member, Committee on Government Assurances, Rajya Sabha

1994 to 96 - Chairperson, Committee on Petitions, Rajya Sabha

1996 - Elected to the Lok Sabha from South Delhi constituency

1996- Was Union Cabinet Minister, Information and Broadcasting in the 13 day Atal Behari Vajpayee government. It was she who started live telecast of Lok Sabha debates.

1998 - Re-elected to the Lok Sabha from South Delhi constituency

1998 - Union Cabinet Minister, Information and Broadcasting; and Telecommunications (Additional Charge)
    (During her tenure she gave the film industry the status of an industry, which made it eligible for bank finance. Before this, lacking legitimate sources of finances, the industry often sought funds form the Mumbai underworld at heavy rates of interest. This one decision liberated the film industry from the clutches of the underworld.)

1998 - In October 1998 took over as CM of Delhi but resigned within a month as the BJP lost the assembly elections.

1999 - Contested against Sonia Gandhi in Bellary, Karnataka. She lost but by a narrow 7% margin

2000 - Elected MP, Rajya Sabha from UP.

2000 to 2003 - Was Union Cabinet Minister, Information and Broadcasting.

2003-04 - Union Minister of Health, Family Welfare and Parliamentary Affairs  She approved the setting up of six new AIIMS-like medical institutes during her term.

2006 - Elected MP, Rajya Sabha from MP, also served as Deputy Leader of the Opposition in the Rajya Sabha till 2009.

2009 - Elected to the Lok Sabha from Vidisha, MP also served as Leader of Opposition in Lok Sabha.

VK Singh
Gen (Rtd.) V. K. Singh

Born: May 10, 1951

State
- Uttar Pradesh

He is a retired Indian Army officer who served as the 24th Chief of Army Staff of the Indian Army. His tenure as Army Chief was marred by a bitter controversy over his age - and, in consequence, when he should retire. He was the first commando to be promoted general and was also the first serving Indian military chief to take the government to court over the age issue.

Timeline:

He joined BJP in 2014.

Elected MP, Lok Sabha from Ghaziabad constituency, UP.
 

Piyush Goyal
Piyush Goyal

Age - 49 years
Born on -June 13, 1964 MP, Rajya Sabha
 
Timeline

 
2002 - Director (government nominee), Bank of Baroda (2002-2004)
2004 - Member, Task Force for Interlinking of Rivers, Government of India (2004-2008)
2010 - Director (government nominee), State Bank of India; National Treasurer, Bharatiya Janata Party; Elected to Rajya Sabha; Member, Standing Committee on Finance
2012 (onwards) - Member, Committee on Provision of Computer Equipment
 

Harsimrat Kaur Badal
Harsimrat Kaur Badal

Age-
47 years

Born on
-July 25, 1966

State
- Punjab (MP from Bhatinda constituency)
 
 
She is daughter-in-law of Punjab CM Parkash Singh Badal and wife of Deputy CM Sukhbir Singh Badal

Timeline

 
2009 - She began her political career with the 2009 general election. She was elected to the Lok Sabha from Bhatinda, Punjab

2014 - Re-elected MP from Bhatinda in the 16th Lok Sabha


Venkaiah Naidu
Venkaiah Naidu

Age - 64 years

Born on -July 1, 1949

State - Andhra Pradesh
 
Timeline

1973 - Began his career in politics as a student leader of the Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP). Associated with the RSS from his childhood

1974 - President of the Students Union of Andhra University Colleges. He became the Convenor of Jayaprakash Narayan's Kshatra Sangharsha Samiti in Andhra Pradesh in 1974. He went on to participate in the anti-Emergency struggle

1977-80 - to the Andhra Pradesh Legislative Assembly from Udayagiri constituency

1980-83 - Vice President, Youth Wing (All India), BJP

1980-85 - Leader, BJP Legislative Party in Andhra Pradesh.

1983 - Re-elected to the Andhra Pradesh Legislative Assembly from Udayagiri constituency

1985-88 - General Secretary, Andhra Pradesh State BJP

1988-93 Elected as President, Andhra Pradesh State BJP

1993 to 2000 - Served as General Secretary (All India), BJP

1998 - Elected to the Rajya Sabha

2000-2002 - Union Minister of Rural Development

2002-2004 - President, Bharatiya Janata Party
 
 

Maneka Gandhi
Maneka Gandhi

Age - 57 years

Born on
- August 26, 1956
State - Uttar Pradesh (MP from Pilibhit constituency)

 Timeline
1988-89 - General Secretary, Janata Dal

1989 - Elected to 9th Lok Sabha (first term) From Pilibhit parliamentary constituency.

1989-91 - Union Minister of State (Independent Charge), Environment and Forests

January-April, 1990 - Union Minister of State (Independent Charge), Programme Implementation

1996 - Elected to 11th Lok Sabha (second term) from Pilibhit parliamentary constituency

1996-97 - Member, Committee on Science and Technology, Environment and Forests

1998 - Elected to the 12th Lok Sabha (third term) From Pilibhit parliamentary constituency

1998-99 - Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) Social Justice and Empowerment.

1999 - Re-elected to 13th Lok Sabha (fourth term) From Pilibhit parliamentary constituency

October 1999-September 2001- Union Minister of State, Social Justice and Empowerment (Independent Charge)

(She played an important role in Indian pension reforms through the project OASIS -  an acronym for Old Age Social and Income Security. It went on to become the New Pension System (NPS) which was implemented for new recruits into the central government from 2004 onwards)

September-November 2001 - Union Minister of State, Culture with additional charge of Animal Care (Independent Charge)

(She was instrumental in creating India's Animal Welfare Ministry-a first in the world - and serving as its first minister. As Minister for Animal Welfare, she banned the use of bears, primates and big cats in public performances. She also made it mandatory for food to be labeled vegetarian  and non-vegetarian depending on its ingredients)

November 2001- June 2002 - Union Minister of State, Programme Implementation and Statistics with additional charge of Animal Care (Independent Charge) 2002-2004


Inderjit Singh Rao
Inderjit Singh Rao
Date of birth:
11.02.1950
State: Haryana

Timeline -

1977-87, 1991-96, 2000-2004:    Member, Haryana Legislative Assembly (four terms)

1986 -1987:   Minister of State (Independent Charge), Food and Civil Supplies, Government of Haryana

1991-1996:    Cabinet minister, Government of Haryana; Looked after the portfolios of Environment and Forests, and Medical and Technical Education

1998: Elected to 12th Lok Sabha

1998-99:       Member, Committee on Science and Technology; Environment and Forests

2004:  Elected to 14th Lok Sabha (2nd term)

May 2004-2006:       Union Minister of State, External Affairs

Feb. 2006-2009:      Union Minister of State, Defence Production

2009:  Re-elected to 15th Lok Sabha (3rd term)

31 Aug. 2009:          Chairman, Committee on Information Technology

05 April 2014:         Resigned from 15th Lok Sabha.


Smriti Irani
SMRITI IRANI
Born on: March 23, 1976
State: Gujarat (MP, Rajya Sabha)

Time Line -
2003 - Joined the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).

2004 - Contested in 14th Lok Sabha elections against Kapil Sibal from Chandni Chowk constituency in Delhi. She lost the elections.

2004 - Became Vice President of BJP Youth Wing, Maharashtra.

2010 - Elected National Secretary of BJP and also All India President of BJP Mahila Morcha.

2011 - Elected MP, Rajya Sabha from Gujarat.

2012 - Elected as Vice President, BJP

2014 - Contested 16th Lok Sabha elections against Rahul Gandhi from Amethi constituency in UP. She lost the elections.

Dr. Harshvardhan
Dr. Harsh Vardhan

Born on - December 13, 1954

State: Delhi, MP from Chandni Chowk constituency.

Harsh Vardhan has been a member of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) since childhood.

Time Line -
1993 - Elected MLA from Krishna Nagar assembly constituency of Delhi.

1993 - Appointed as health minister of Delhi state.

1996 - Appointed as education minister of Delhi State.

1998 - Re-elected MLA from Krishna Nagar constituency of Delhi. Subsequently won 2003 and 2008 assembly elections from the same seat.

2013 - Was named the chief ministerial candidate for Delhi assembly elections by the BJP in which the BJP emerged as the single largest party but could not form the government. The Aam Aadmi Party formed the government with outside support from the Congress.

2014 - Elected as MP, Lok Sabha from Chandni Chowk constituency of Delhi.

Ravi Shankar Prasad
Ravi Shankar Prasad
Born on
- August 30, 1954
State - Bihar (MP, Rajya Sabha)

Prasad began his political career in the 1970s as a student leader organising protests against Indira Gandhi's government. He worked in the student movement in Bihar under the leadership of Jayaprakash Narayan and was imprisoned during the Emergency. He was associated with the RSS and the Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad for many years and held various posts in the organisations.

Time Line -

2000 - Elected as MP, Rajya Sabha.

2000-2001 - Member, Committee on Petroleum and Chemicals.

2001- 2003 - Union Minister of State, Coal and Mines.

2002-2003 - Minister of State, Law and Justice (Additional charge)

2003-2004 - Minister of State (Independent charge), Information and Broadcasting

2004-06 - Member, Committee on Member of Parliament Local Area Development Scheme (Rajya Sabha) and Member, Consultative Committee for the Ministry of Finance

2006 - Re-elected as an MP, Rajya Sabha

2011 - Member of the joint parliamentary committee to examine matters relating to allocation and pricing of telecom licences and spectrum

2012 - Re-elected to Rajya Sabha

2012 - Member, Committee on Finance and Member, Joint Committee on Offices of Profit.


Ram Vilas Paswan
Ram Vilas Paswan

Born On - July 5, 1946


State - Bihar, MP

Timeline -

1969 - Elected to the Bihar state legislative assembly in 1969 as a member of the Samyukta Socialist Party (United Socialist Party) from a reserved constituency.

1974 - As an ardent follower of Raj Narayan and Jayaprakash Narayan, Paswan became the general secretary of the Lok Dal.

1975 - He was arrested and spent time in jail.

1977 - Became a member of the Janata Party.

1977- Elected to Lok sabha from Hajipur constituency.

1980 - Re-elected to Lok Sabha.

1984 - Again elected to Lok Sabha.

1989 - Re-elected in 9th Lok Sabha was appointed Union Minister of Labour and Welfare in the V.P. Singh government.

1996 - Became the Union Railway Minister.

2000 - Formed Lok Janshakti Party after splitting from Janata Dal (United)

2001 - Union Cabinet Minister of Coal

2004 - Joined the Congress-led UPA and became Union Minister for Chemicals and Fertilizers and Steel.

2005 - Tied up with the Congress for Bihar state elections but could not form a government. The NDA formed the government after re-elections.

Paswan has served as a union minister under five prime ministers. He has been part of all the national coalitions (the United Front, the National Democratic Alliance and the United Progressive Alliance) that have formed the government from 1996 to 2009.

2009 - Formed an alliance with Lalu Prasad Yadav and his Rashtriya Janata Dal, while dumping their erstwhile coalition partner and leader of the United Progressive Alliance, the Congress. The duo was later joined by Mulayam Singh's Samajwadi Party and were declared the Fourth Front. He lost the elections from Hajipur to the Janata Dal (United)'s Ram Sundar Das, a former chief minister of Bihar, for the first time in 33 years. His party, the Lok Janshakti Party, was not able to win any seats in the 15th Lok Sabha.

2013 - Joined back the NDA led by the BJP.

2014 - Elected MP, Lok Sabha from Hajipur constituency, Bihar.


Anant Geete
Anant Kumar Geete

Born on - 2 June 1951
State - Maharashtra (MP, Lok Sabha from Raigad constituency)

1985-92 - Councilor, Municipal Corporation, Mumbai

1990-92 - Chairman, Standing Committee on Municipal Corporation, Mumbai

1996 - Elected to 11th Lok Sabha from Ratnagiri and was Chief Whip, Shiv Sena Parliamentary party.

1996-98 - Member, Committee on Urban and Rural Development

1998 - Re-elected to 12th Lok Sabha (2nd term)

1998-99 - Member, Committee on External Affairs and its Sub-Committee-III. Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of Human Resource Development.

1999-2000 - Chairman, Committee on Urban and Rural Development. Member, Business Advisory Committee. Member, General Purposes Committee and Railway Convention Committee.

1999-2001 - Member, Committee on Estimates

2000-2002 - Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of Civil Aviation

2002 - Union Minister of State for Finance, Banking and Expenditure

2002-2004 - Union Cabinet Minister, Power

2004 - Re-elected to 14th Lok Sabha (4th term)

2007 - Chairman, Committee on Chemicals and Fertilizers

2009 - Re-elected to 15th Lok Sabha (5th term) and was Leader, Shiv Sena Parliamentary Party, Lok Sabha

2009 - Chairman, Committee on Petitions and Member, Konkan Railway Users' Consultative Committee.

2014 - Elected as MP in 16th Lok Sabha from Raigad constituency.


Sadanand Gowda
Sadananda Gowda

Born on - March 19, 1953

State - Karnataka

Time Line -

1983-1988: State Secretary, BJP Yuva Morcha, Karnataka

1994-2004: Member, Karnataka Legislative Assembly (two terms)

1995-1996: Member, Cell for preparing Draft Bill on Prohibiting atrocities on Women, Government of Karnataka

1999-2004: Deputy Leader of Opposition, Karnataka Legislative Assembly

1999-2001: Member, Committee on Commerce

2001-2002: Member, Committee for Energy, Fuel & Power, Karnataka Legislative Assembly

2002-2003: Member, Public Undertaking Committee, Karnataka Legislative Assembly

2003-2004: President, Public Accounts Committee, Karnataka Legislative Assembly

2004: Elected to 14th Lok Sabha

2006-2010: State President, BJP, Karnataka

2006-2009: Member, Committee on Commerce

2006-onwards: Member, Sub-committee of the Department Related Parliamentary standing Committee on Commerce for Special Economic Zones

2009: Elected to 15th Lok Sabha

2011-2012: Elected as 20th Chief Minister of Karnataka

2013: Elected as the leader of opposition of Karnataka legislative council

2014:  Elected MP in Lok Sabha from Bangalore North constituency.

G M SIDDESHWARA

Age: 61

Born: 05 Jul 1952

State: Karnataka

Timeline:

2004 Elected to 14th Lok Sabha, Member, Committee on Finance, Treasurer, B.J.P. Parliamentary Party , Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of Human Resource Development ,Secretary, B.J.P., Karnataka

2009       Re-elected to 15th Lok Sabha (2nd term)

31 Aug. 2009 - Mar. 2010 Member, Committee on Water Resources, Vice President, BJP, Karnataka

Mar. 2010 onwards         Member, Committee on Finance, Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of Commerce & Industry

MANOJ SINHA
Age:
54
Born:  01.07.1959
State: Uttar Pradesh

Timeline:

1989 onwards    Member, National Council, Bharatiya Janata Party (B.J.P.)

1996       Elected to 11th Lok Sabha

1999       Re-elected to 13th Lok Sabha (2nd term)

1999-2000            Member, Committee on Energy, Member, Committee on Government Assurances

VASAVA MANSUKHBHAI DHANJIBHAI

Age: 56

Born: 01 Jun 1957

State: Gujarat

Timeline

1994-96                Member, Gujarat Legislative Assembly,Deputy Minister, Government of Gujarat

1998       Elected to 12th Lok Sabha

1998-99                Member, Committee on Members of Parliament Local Area Development Scheme,Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment

1999       Re-elected to 13th Lok Sabha (2nd term)

1999-2000            Member, Committee on Labour and Welfare,Member, Committee on Private Members` Bills and Resolutions,Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of Rural Development

2004       Re-elected to 14th Lok Sabha( 3rd term),Member, Committee on Chemicals and Fertilizers,Member, Committee on Petitions

5 Aug. 2007         Member, Committee on Chemicals & Fertilizers

2009       Re-elected to 15th Lok Sabha (4th term)

31 Aug. 2009       Member, Committee on Science & Technology, Environment & Forests

VISHNU DEO SAI

Date of Birth      21 Feb 1964
State: Chhattisgarh

Timeline:

1990-98   Member, Madhya Pradesh Legislative Assembly (two terms)

1999       Elected to 13th Lok Sabha

1999-2000  Member, Committee on Absence of Members from the sittings of the House,Member, Committee on Food, Civil Supplies and Public Distribution

2000-2004            Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of Agriculture

2004       Re-elected to 14th Lok Sabha( 2nd term), Member, Committee on Information Technology

5 Aug. 2007         Member, Committee on Water Resources

2009       Re-elected to 15th Lok Sabha (3rd term)

31 Aug. 2009       Member, Committee on Commerce

Sudarshan Bhagat
SUDARSHAN BHAGAT

Age: 44


Born:   20 Oct 1969

State: Jharkhand

Timeline               

2000-2005            Member, Jharkhand Legislative Assembly

2000-2003            Minister of State, Human Resources, Government of Jharkhand

2003-2004            Minister of State (Independent Charge), C.M. Secretariat; Government of Jharkhand

2004-2005            Minister, Department of Welfare, Government of Jharkhand

2009       Elected to 15th Lok Sabha

31 Aug. 2009       Member, Standing Committee on Labour,Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of
Tribal Affairs

Narendra Singh Tomar
NARENDRA SINGH TOMAR

Age: 56
Born: 12 Jun 1957

State: Madhya Pradesh

Timeline
1980 - 1984          President, Bharatiya Janata Party Youth Forum (BJPYF), Gwalior

1983-87                Councillor, Municipal Corporation, Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh

1984 - 1985          Pradesh Mantri, BJPYF, Madhya Pradesh

1986 - 1990          State Vice-President, BJPYF, Madhya Pradesh

1991 - 1996          State President, BJPYF, Madhya Pradesh

1998-2008            Member, Madhya Pradesh Legislative Assembly (two terms)

2003-2007            Cabinet Minister,Govt. of Madhya Pradesh

20 Nov. 2006 till date      President, BJP, Madhya Pradesh

Jan. 2009- May 2009        Member, Rajya Sabha

2009       Elected to 15th Lok Sabha

31 Aug. 2009       Member, Committee on Chemicals and Fertilizers

Prakash Javadekar
Prakash Javadekar
Age:
63
Born: 30 January 1951
State: Maharashtra

1990 - 2002   Member, Maharashtra Legislative Council

1995 - 99     Executive President, State Planning Board, Maharashtra

1997 - 99    Chairman, Task Force on IT, Government of Maharashtra

2000       Chairman, Working Group on 'IT for Masses', Government of India

April 2008            Elected to Rajya Sabha May

May 2008-May 2009        Member, Committee on Energy

July 2009 onwards          Member, Press Council of India

May 2010-April 2012       Member, Committee on Public Undertakings

May 2010 onwards         Member, Committee on Public Accounts

June 2010 onwards         Member, Committee on Human Resource Development

July 2010 onwards           Member, Consultative Committee for the Ministry of Power Aug. 2010-Dec.

Sept. 2010 onwards       Member, Committee on Subordinate Legislation

October 2011 onwards  Member, Sub-Committee-I on the Implementation of the Right to Education Act of the Committee on Human Resource Development

Ananth Kumar
Ananth Kumar

Born on: July 22, 1959

State: Karnataka (Bangalore South)
Victory margin: 228,575 votes

Timeline
1975 to 1977: Member of Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) and was imprisoned during emergency along with many other student activists.

1980: Becomes state secretary of ABVP.

1985: Becomes national secretary of ABVP.

1996: National secretary of BJP.

1996: Elected to 11th Lok Sabha from Bangalore South.

1998: Re-elected to Lok Sabha and becomes Union Cabinet Minister for Civil Aviation.

1999: Re-elected to a Lok Sabha for third consecutive term and becomes a Cabinet minister in the NDA government. He handled various ministries like Tourism, Sports & Youth Affairs, Culture, Urban Development and Poverty Alleviation.

2003: Becomes President of Karnataka State Unit - BJP. Leads the state unit, which becomes the single largest party in the Legislative Assembly, and wins the highest number of Lok Sabha seats in Karnataka in 2004.

2004: Appointed as the National General Secretary, BJP.

2005: In August, Centre for Public Interest Litigation had alleged that as the Urban Development Minister, he misused the funds for paying his mobile bills and other private affairs. Also, as the Urban Development Minister in the NDA government, he allegedly benefited from illegally sanctioned loans in the Rs 14,500-crore HUDCO scam.

2014: Contested and elected as an MP in Lok Sabha from Bangalore South constituency.

Upendra Kushwah
Upendra Kushwah

Born on: February 6, 1960

State: Bihar (Karakat)
Timeline

2000 to 2005: Member, Bihar Legislative Assembly.

2002 to 2004: Deputy Leader, Samata Party, Bihar Legislative Assembly.

March 2004 to February 2005:  Leader, Samata Party, Bihar Legislative Assembly, and Leader of Opposition, Bihar Legislative Assembly.

July 2010: Elected to Rajya Sabha (resigned w.e.f. January 4, 2013).

2013: Founded Rashtriya Lok Samata Party.

February 2014: Rashtriya Lok Samata Party entered into an alliance with BJP led National Democratic Alliance

2014: Elected to 16th Lok Sabha from Karakat constituency.

Thawar Chand Gehlot
Thawar Chand Gehlot

Born on: May 18, 1948
State: Madhya Pradesh


Timeline

1980 to 1984: Member, Madhya Pradesh Legislative Assembly; Member, Committee on Estimates Member, Labour Advisory Committee.

1990 to 1992: Member, Madhya Pradesh Legislative Assembly; Member, Committee on Estimates Member, Labour Advisory Committee.

1990 to 1992: Minister of State, Water Resources, Narmada Valley Development, Panchayat and Rural Development, Antyodaya Programme and Implementation of 20-point Programme, Madhya Pradesh.

1993 to 1996: Member, Madhya Pradesh Legislative Assembly.

1996 to 1997: Member, Eleventh Lok Sabha Member, Committee on Agriculture Member, Consultative Committee for the Ministry of Labour.

1996 to 1997, 1998 to 1999, 1999 to 2000 and 2000 to 2001: Member, Committee on the Welfare of Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes.

1998 to 1999: Member, Twelfth Lok Sabha (second term); Member, Committee on Labour and Welfare; Member, Consultative Committee for the Ministry of Industry; 1999 Whip, BJP Parliamentary Party in Lok Sabha.

1999 to 2004: Member, Thirteenth Lok Sabha (third term).

1999 to 2000: Member, Committee on Agriculture.

2000 to 2001: Member, Committee on the Empowerment of Women.

2000 to 2004: Member, Consultative Committee for the Ministry of External Affairs; Member, Business Advisory Committee.

2004 to 2009: Member, Fourteenth Lok Sabha (fourth term); Member, Committee on Official Language Member, Committee on Labour.

April 2012: Elected to Rajya Sabha.

May 2012: Member, Committee on Labour; Member, Committee on the Welfare of Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes.
August 2012: Member, Central Advisory Committee constituted under the Building and Other Construction Workers; Member, Consultative Committee for the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways.

Sarbananda Sonowal
SARBANANDA SONOWAL

Born on: October 31, 1962
State: Assam (Lakhimpur)
Timeline

1992 to 1999: President, All Assam Students Union.

1994 to 2004: Chairman, North East Students Organisation.

2001 to 2004: Elected as MLA, Assam Legislative Assembly from Moran constituency.

2004: Elected as MP, 14th Lok Sabha from Dibrugarh constituency.

2005: Appointed member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of Home Affairs.

2006: Appointed member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of Commerce & Industry.

2011: Appointed as National Executive Member, BJP.

2011: Appointed as state spokesperson and General Secretary for Assam, BJP.

2012: Appointed as state president for Assam, BJP.

2014: Appointed to head state's 16th Lok Sabha Elections Assam, BJP.

2014: Elected as MP, 16th Lok Sabha from Lakhimpur constituency.

Dr Jitendra Singh

Born on: November 6, 1956
State: Jammu & Kashmir (Udhampur)

Timeline
He is a Professor of Diabetes & Endocrinology, a consultant & clinical practitioner, author of eight books, and a newspaper columnist. He is a BJP National Executive member and Chief Spokesperson for the state of Jammu and Kashmir. He contested and won from Udhampur constituency in 16th Lok Sabha.

Raosaheb Dadarao Danve

Born on: March 18, 1955

State: Maharashtra (Jalna)

Timeline
1980s: Sabhapati, Panchayat Samiti, Bhokardan; President, BJP, District Jalna, Maharashtra; Member, State Executive, BJP, Maharashtra; Chairman, Tehsil Monitoring Committee, BJP, Bhokardan, Maharashtra; Chairman, District Monitoring Committee, Jalna, Maharashtra.

1990 to 1999: Member, Maharashtra Legislative Assembly (two terms); Chairman, Panchayati Raj Committee; Chairman, Assurances Committee.

1999: Elected to 13th Lok Sabha.

1999 to 2000: Member, Committee on Commerce.

2000 to 2004: Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of Rural Development.

2004: Re-elected to 14th Lok Sabha (second term); Member, Committee on Finance; Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of Communications and Information Technology.

August 2007: Member, Committee on Agriculture.

2009: Re-elected to 15th Lok Sabha (third term).
August 2009: Member, Committee on Petroleum and Natural Gas.

RADHAKRISHNAN P.

Born on: 01.03.1952
State: Tamil Nadu

Timeline

1999:  Elected to 13th Lok Sabha.

1999 to 2000: Member, Committee on Industry.

2000: Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of Surface Transport.

2000 to 2003: Union Minister of State, Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports.

2003: Union Minister of State, Ministry of Urban Development and Poverty Alleviation.

2003: Union Minister of State, Ministry of Road Transport and Highways.

Jual Oram

Born on - 22 March 1961
State - Orrisa, Sundargarh Constituency

Timeline -

1990-98       Member, Orissa Legislative Assembly (two terms)

1998           Elected to 12th Lok Sabha Whip, B.J.P. Parliamentary Party (Orissa Group), Lok Sabha

1998-99       Member, Committee on Official Language Member, Committee on Industry; Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of Coal

1999           Re-elected to 13th Lok Sabha (2nd term)

1999-2004    Union Cabinet Minister, Tribal Affairs

2004           Re-elected to 14th Lok Sabha ( 3rd term) Member, Committee on Social Justice and Empowerment; Member, Committee on Welfare of Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes

5 Aug. 2007 Member, Committee on Social Justice & Empowerment
 President, B.J.P., Orissa

2013            Elected Vice - President, BJP (Orrissa)

2014            Elected in 16th Lok Sabha from Sundargarh Constituency.

Kiren Rijiju
Kiren Rijiju

Born on - 19 November 1971


State - Arunachal Pradesh

Timeline -

2004 - Elected in 14th Lok Sabha.

2014 - Re-elected to 16th Lok sabha

Shripad Yesso Naik
Shripad Yesso Naik

Born on - 04 Oct 1952

State - Goa ( North Goa constituency)

Timeline -

1984-93       Sarpanch, Village Panchayat, Durbhat (two terms)

1988-90       General Secretary, B.J.P. Goa Pradesh

1988-2000 & 2004         Member, National Executive, B.J.P.

1990-95       President, Bharatiya Janata Party, Goa

1994-99       Member, Goa Legislative Assembly (four and a half years) Member, Public Accounts Committee, Goa Legislative Assembly

1995-96       Leader, B.J.P. Legislature Party Member, Committee on Delegated Legislation, Goa Legislative Assembly

1999            Elected to 13th Lok Sabha

1999-2000    Member, Committee on Transport and Tourism Member, Committee on Absence of Members from the Sittings of the House Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of Rural Development

2000-2001    Union Minister of State, Agriculture

2001-2002    Union Minister of State, Shipping

2002-2003    Union Minister of State, Civil Aviation May/Sep 2003; Union Minister of State, Road Transport & Highways

2003 - 2004           Union Minister of State, Finance (Revenue)

2004            Re-elected to 14th Lok Sabha( 2nd term) Member, Committee on Papers Laid on the Table Member, Committee on Urban Development Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of Tourism

2007            Member, Committee on Members of Parliament Local Area Development Scheme (MPLADS)

2009            Re-elected to 15th Lok Sabha (3rd term)

Aug. 2009     Member, Committee on Energy

7 Oct. 2009  Member, Committee on MPLADS Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of Tourism and Ministry of Urban Poverty Alleviation

Dharmendra Pradhan
Dharmendra Pradhan
Born on - 26 June 1969
State - Orrissa

Timeline -

2000-2004 Member, Odisha Legislative Assembly

2004-06 - Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha National President.

2007-10 - National Secretary, BJP

2007-10 - In-charge Chhatisgarh, BJP

2004-2009 Member, Fourteenth Lok Sabha from Deogarh, Orissa.

2010 - All India General Secretary, BJP

2010 - In-charge Bharatiya Janta Yuva Morcha (BJYM)

April 2012 Elected to Rajya Sabha

May 2012 Member, Committee on Government Assurances Member, Joint Parliamentary Committee to examine matters relating to allocation and pricing of telecom licenses and spectrum

May-Aug. 2012 Member, Committee on Rural Development

Aug. 2012 onwards Member Committee on Agriculture

2011-13 In-charge BJP Karnataka

2013 - In-charge BJP Bihar.

Radha Mohan Singh
Radha Mohan Singh

Born on - 1 September 1949
State - Bihar, Purvi Champaran

Timeline -

1967-68       Nagar Pramukh, Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (A.B.V.P.) Motihari

1969            Mandal Secretary, Jana Sangh

1970-77       Organizational Secretary, Jana Sangh, East Champaran, Bihar

1977-80       General Secretary, Bharatiya Janata Party (B.J.P.), East Champaran, Bihar

1980-87       Regional Organising Secretary, B.J.P., Muzaffarpur , Bihar

1988-90       President, Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha (B.J.Y.M.), Bihar

1989-91       Elected to 9th Lok Sabha

1990-91       Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of Communications
                    Member, Standing Committee on Industry & Mines

1990-93       General Secretary, B.J.P., Bihar

1993-2000    Secretary, State Election Committee, B.J.P, Bihar

1996            Re-elected to 11th Lok Sabha (2nd term), Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of Railways. Member, Standing Committee, Ministry of Communications

1999            Re-elected to 13th Lok Sabha (3rd term) Member, Standing Committee on Commerce Member, Committee to Review the rate of dividend Payable by the Railway Undertaking to General Revenue Member, Committee on Communications Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas Member, Rajbhasa Committee, Ministry of Surface Transport and Ministry of External Affairs

2004-2005    Vice President, B.J.P, Kissan Morcha

2006            State President, BJP, Bihar

2009            Re-elected to 15th Lok Sabha (4th term) Member, Consultative Committee, Minister of Petroleum & Natural Gas

Aug. 2009     Member, Standing Committee on Energy

Sep. 2009     Member, Joint Committee on Salaries and Allowances of Members of Parliament Member, Railway Convention Committee Member, Committee on Estimates


Santosh Gangwar
Santosh Gangwar

Born on - 1 November 1948

State - Uttar Pradesh, Bareilly

Victory Margin - 2,40,685 Votes

Timeline -
1989 - Elected to 9th Lok Sabha from from the Bareilly constituency. He represented that constituency continuously until 2009, which involved six successive terms

1996 - Served as a member of the Uttar Pradesh State BJP Working Committee and held the position of General Secretary of the Uttar Pradesh BJP Unit.

2014 - Re-elected to 16th Lok Sabha.


Dr. Najma A. Heptullah
Dr. Najma A. Heptullah
Born On
- 13 April 1940
State - Madhya Pradesh

She is the grand-niece of Maulana Abul Kalam Azad, a prominent Indian freedom fighter, a strong proponent of united India, and first Minister of Education of independent India.

July 1980      Elected to Rajya Sabha 

1981            Member, Joint Committee on Marriage Law (Amendment) Bill, 1981

1982-84       Nominated to the Panel of Vice-Chairmen, Rajya Sabha  Member, Committee on Petitions

1984            Member, Committee on Public Accounts General Secretary, Science Forum of Parliament 

1985 -1986   Deputy Chairman, Rajya Sabha

1985-1989    Member, Committee on Rules Nov. 2004 onwards

July 1986      Re-elected to Rajya Sabha (second term)

1986-87       General Secretary, All India Congress Committee (I) In-charge, youth activities and State of Jammu and Kashmir of A.I.C.C. In-charge, N.S.U.I., the student wing of the Congress Party

1986-87  & 1998   Spokesperson, All India Congress Committee

1988 -2004   Chairperson, Committee of Privileges, Rajya Sabha

1988            Elected Vice-President of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (CPA)

July 1992      Re-elected to Rajya Sabha (third term)

1997 - 2004 Chairperson, Committee on Provision of Computers to Members of Rajya Sabha

1997-1999    Chairperson, Committee on the Empowerment of Women

July 1998     Re-elected to Rajya Sabha (fourth term)

1998-99       Elected Vice-President of the Executive Committee of the Inter-Parliamentary Union (I.P.U.)

1998 -2004   Chairperson, Committee on Members of Parliament Local Area Development Scheme (MPLADS)

1999 -2002   President of the Council of the I.P.U., the first woman ever to be elected to this office in the 110-year history of the I.P.U.

Sept. 2002    Honorary President, Council of the I.P.U. for life.

2004            Joined BJP.

July 2004      Re-elected to Rajya Sabha (fifth term)

Aug. 2004     Member, Committee on Energy

Oct. 2004     Member, Consultative Committee for the Ministry of Civil Aviation

Jan. 2006     Member, Joint Parliamentary Committee on Wakf

Sept. 2006    Chairperson, Committee on Subordinate Legislation

Oct. 2006     Member, General Purposes Committee

Aug. 2007     Member, Committee on Energy

2006 -2010   Member, Joint Parliamentary Committee on Wakf

2006 - 2010 Chairperson, Committee on Subordinate Legislation

2006 -2010   Member, General Purposes Committee

2008-2009    Member, Committee on Personnel, Public Grievances, Law and Justice

2008-2010    Member, Committee on Member of Parliament Local Area Development Scheme

2009-2010    Member, Committee on External Affairs

April 2012    Elected to Rajya Sabha (sixth term)

May 2012     Member, Committee on External Affairs Member, House Committee.

Sources: rajyasabha.nic.in;  loksabha.nic.in;  www.bjp.org; india.gov.in; personal websites of the new ministers, state governments, Wikipedia etc.

 

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