Modi sarkaar, yuva ki sarkaar

| Updated: July 8, 2021 3:02 am

The new council of ministers is the youngest ever yet in the history of the Indian parliament. The average age is 58 years and 14 are under 50 years of age. July 7th was a day of new beginnings for Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government, which underwent a mega cabinet expansion. In what the country witnessed, 43 leaders took the oath as ministers, and a closer look will reveal that the leaders are young.

The swearing-in ceremony was held at the Darbar Hall at Rashtrapati Bhavan in front of President Ram Nath Kovind, Vice-President Venkaiah Naidu, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Home Minister Amit Shah and other stalwarts. 

Leaders aged 40 and below:

Nisith Pramanik is the youngest of the leaders who were sworn in on Wednesday. This 35-years-old Lok Sabha MP for Cooch Behar in West Bengal is serving his first term. He was primary school teacher and is now the Minister of State in the Ministry of Home Affairs and Minister of State in the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports.

Shantanu Thakur is a 38-years-old Lok Sabha MP for Bongaon in West Bengal, serving his first term. A leader of the Matua community, Thakur is now the Minister of State in the Ministry of Ports, Shipping and Waterways.

Anupriya Singh Patel is 40-years-old is a Lok Sabha MP from Mirzapur in Uttar Pradesh, serving her second term. Before joining politics, Patel was a professor with the Amity University. She has also served as the Union Minister of State of Health under PM Narendra Modi. Patel is now the Minister of State in the Ministry of Commerce and Industry.

Leaders of the age 50 and below:

Dr Bharati Pravin Pawar is a 42-years-old Lok Sabha MP from Dindori in Maharashtra. This is her first term, and before joining politics was a full-time Medical Practitioner. Dr Pawar is now the Minister of State in the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.

Dr Bharati Pravin Pawar is a 43-years-old doctor-turned-politician and is now the Minister of State in the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

Dr L Murugan is 44-years-old and has practised as a lawyer in Madras High Court for 15 years. Dr Murugan is the Minister of State in the Ministry of Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and Dairying and Minister of State in the Ministry of Information and Technology.

John Barla is a 45-years-old Lok Sabha MP for Alipurdaurs in West Bengal. Barla comes from a humble background of tea garden workers. Serving his first term as MP, he is now the Minister of State in the Ministry of Minority Affairs.

Smriti Zubin Irani is 43-years-old and a Minister in the Union Cabinet of India and is now the Minister of Women and Child Development, serving her second term since 2019

Anurag Singh Thakur is 46-years-old and is now Minister of Information and Broadcasting and Minister of Youth Affairs and Sports

Kailash Choudhary is 47-years-old and is now the Minister of State in the Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare

Kiren Rijiju is a 49-years-old Minister of Law and Justice

Mansukh Mandaviya is a 49-years-old Minister of Health and Family Welfare and Minister of Chemicals and Fertilizers

Dr Sanjeev Kumar Balyan is 49-years-old Minister of State in the Ministry of Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and Dairying

Dr Sanjeev Kumar Balyan is 49-years-old Minister of State in the Ministry of Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and Dairying

Jyotiraditya M Scindia is a 50-years-old Rajya Sabha MP from Madhya Pradesh. Scindia comes from a royal lineage and has been in the public service domain for over two decades. He is now the Minister of Civil Aviation.

Ashvini Vaishnaw is a 50-years-old Rajya Sabha MP from Odisha and a former IAS officer of 1994 batch. Vaishnaw has handled important projects for 15 years and has played a pivotal role in the PPP framework. He is now the Minister of Railways, Minister of Communications and Minister of Electronics and Information Technology.

Rameswar Teli is 50-years-old and is now the Minister of State in the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas and Minister of State in the Ministry of Labour and Employment

Dr Munjapara Mahendrabhai is 50-years-old and is now the Minister of State in the Ministry of Women and Child Development and Minister of State in the Ministry of AYUSH

Annpurna Devi is 50-years-old and is now the Minister of State in the Ministry of Education

Leaders aged 60 and below

Pratima Bhoumik is 52-years-old and is now the Minister of State in the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment

Bhupender Yadav is 52-years-old and is now the Minister of Environment, Forest and Climate Change and Minister of Labour and Employment

Dharmendra Pradhan is 52-years-old and is now the Minister of Education and Minister of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship

Arjun Munda is 53-years-old and is now the Minister of Tribal Affairs

Gajendra Singh Shekhawat is 53-years-old and is now the Minister of Kal Shakti

Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti is 54-years-old and is now the Minister of State in the Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution and Minister of State in the Ministry of Rural Development

Meenakshi Lekhi is 54-years-old and is now the Minister of State in the Ministry of External Affairs and Minister of State in the Ministry of Culture

Bhagwanth Khuba is 54-years-old and is now the Minister of State in the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy and Minister of State in the Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers

Nityanand Rai is 55-years-old and is now the Minister of State in the Ministry of Home Affairs

Sushri Shobha Karandlaje is 55-years-old and is now the Minister of State in the Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare

Pankaj Chaowdhary is 56-years-old and is now the Minister of State in the Ministry of Finance

Devusinh Chauhan is 56-years-old and is now the Minister of State in the Ministry of Communications

Bishweswar Tudu is 56-years-old and is now the Minister of State in the Ministry of Tribal Affairs and Minister of State in the Ministry of Jal Shakti

Amit Shah is 56-years old and is the Minister of Home Affairs and Minister of Cooperation

BL Verma is 56-years-old and is Minister of State in the Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region and Minister of State in the Ministry of Cooperation

Rajeev Chandrasekhar is 57-years-old and is the Minister of State in the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship and Minister of State in the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology

Renuka Singh Saruta is 57-years-old and is the Minister of State in the Ministry of Tribal affairs

Piyush Goyal is 57-years-old and is the Minister of Commerce and Industry, Minister of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution and Minister of Textiles.

G. Kishan Reddy 57-years-old and now is the Minister of Culture, Minister of Tourism and Minister of Development of North Eastern Region

Ajay Kumar is 58-years-old and is now the Minister of State in the Ministry of Home Affairs

Pralhad Joshi is 58-years-old and is now the Minister of Parliamentary Affairs, Minister of Coal and Minister of Mines

Sarbananda Sonowal is 59-years-old and is now the Minister of Ports, Shipping and Waterways and Minister of AYUSH

Darshana Vikram Jardosh is 60-years-old and is now the Minister of State in the Ministry of Textiles and Minister of State in the Ministry of Railways

Ajay Bhatt is 60-years-old and is now the Minister of State in the Ministry of Defence and Minister of State in the Minister of Tourism

Kapil Moreshwar Patil is 60-years-old and is now the Minister of State in the Ministry of Panchayati Raj.

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