The list of Narendra Modi's Cabinet was sent to the Rashtrapati Bhawan on Monday morning, which hints that BJP president Rajnath Singh, who carefully devised the political strategies including crucial tasks like appointment of Modi as BJP's PM nominee, is expected to take over the Home Ministry. But internal security may be taken away from it and kept with the Prime Minister's Office.

While as per reports, Modi, who has consistently vouched for modernization and development of the armed forces during his poll campaign, is believed to retain the crucial portion of Defence Ministry with him.

As per reports, Modi along with 24 Cabinet ministers, 11 Ministers of State and 10 Ministers of State (Independent Charge) will take oath on Monday evening.

The probable Modi Cabinet:


Rajnath Singh, Arun Jaitley, Nitin Gadkari, Sushma Swaraj, Venkaiah Naidu, Sadanand Gowda, Uma Bharti, Najma Heptullah, Gopinath Munde, Ramvilas Paswan, Kalraj Mishra, Maneka Gandhi, Ananth Kumar, Ravi Shankar Prasad, Ashok Gajapathi Raju, Anant Geete, Harsimrat Kaur Badal, Narendra Singh Tomar, Jual Oram, Radha Mohan Singh, Thawar Chand Gehlot, Smriti Irani, Dr Harsh Vardhan

List of MoS (Independent Charge): General VK Singh, Rao Inderjit Singh, Santosh Kumar Gangwar, Shripad Naik, Dharmendra Pradhan, Sarbananda Sonowal, Prakash Javadekar, Piyush Goel, Dr Jitendra Singh, Nirmala Sitharaman, GM Siddeshwara, Manoj Sinha, Upendra Kushwaha, Pon Radhakrishnan, Kiren Rijiju, Krishan Pal Gujjar, Sanjeev Baliyan, Mansukhbhai Dhanjibhai Vasava, Raosaheb Dadarao Patil Danve, Vishnu Dev Sahai and Sudarshan Bhagat

Modi's close confidante Arun Jaitley may be given the charge of Finance Ministry.

Another senior party leader Sushma Swaraj is expected to get the charge of External Affairs.
 
Other senior party leaders like Nitin Gadkari may awarded with the Minister of Transport, Ravi Shankar Prasad may be bestowed with the charge of Information and Broadcasting Ministry and Dr Harsh Vardhan is expected to be made the Heath Minister.

Other leaders like General VK Singh, Nirmala Sitharaman will also probably be given key parts.

However, one of the major decisions to be taken is to decide role of LK Advani in the Modi era. As per sources the BJP patriarch will be given the role of mentor.

The role of veteran Murli Manohar Joshi's is still in suspense. The Cabinet is expected to be compact and some ministries are likely to be merged.

JPN

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