PM Modi chooses continuity in selecting team for nda 3.0...

The foundation of the newly established Union council of ministers, led by prime minister Narendra Modi, is continuity. The portfolios published on monday show that not only the top four ministries, but also several others from the departing national democratic alliance (NDA) government, have not changed. Although there are five cabinet ministers from the coalition parties, the majority of important posts have been kept by the bharatiya janata party (BJP), which leads the nda coalition administration.

The key four ministries remain unchanged: S jaishankar in external affairs, amit shah in home affairs, nirmala sitharaman in finance, and rajnath singh in defense. This implies that there would be no changes to the makeup of the cabinet Committee on Security (CCS), a pivotal entity led by the prime minister and tasked with appointing members to national security committees and making decisions regarding matters pertaining to defense spending and national security.

A few of the most significant adjustments were required to make room for party chief JP Nadda, who now oversees health and family welfare in addition to chemicals and fertilisers, and the former chief ministers of agriculture and rural development, Shivraj Singh Chouhan, and power, housing, and urban affairs, Manohar Lal Khattar, who were replaced in madhya pradesh and Haryana, respectively. 2014 saw Nadda serve as minister of health as well. The necessity to appease allies and replace ministers who lost the election or were removed from the government resulted in more adjustments.

Ashwini Vaishnaw, a rajya sabha mp, has been given control over the ministry of information and broadcasting, railways, and the ministry of electronics and information technology. Anurag Thakur, who was elected to the council of ministers, had previously been in charge of this ministry. After winning from Guna, jyotiraditya scindia was handed responsibility for development of the North east Region and telecommunications; in the second Modi government, he was in charge of civil aviation, but it has been delegated to an ally. Additionally, Smriti Irani, who lost the election from Amethi, will no longer be in charge of the ministry of women and child development, which will now be under the direction of Koderma MP Annpurna Devi.

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