The number of MPs may be less, but states with fewer seats are very important, understand BJP's strategy

Ananya Shroff
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New Delhi: Modi government 3.0 has been formed on Sunday. Narendra Modi PM Modi took oath as Prime Minister for the third time. Apart from the PM, 71 ministers also took oath of office and secrecy. This time, even though BJP may have faced disappointment in UP in the Lok Sabha elections, UP has got ample space in the Modi cabinet. The maximum number of ministers in the new cabinet are from Uttar Pradesh. After UP, the maximum number of ministers have been selected from Bihar. There are some states where there was not even a single minister in the last term, but this time they have also got a place in the Modi government.

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How many ministers from which state

State Minister in 2019 minister in 2024 shift
Uttar Pradesh 9 11 +2
Bihar 5 8 +3
Maharashtra 8 6 -2
Gujarat 3 6 +3
Karnataka 4 5 +1
Madhya Pradesh 5 5 ,
Rajasthan 3 4 +1
Haryana 3 3 ,
Odisha 1 3 +2
Andhra Pradesh 0 3 +3
West Bengal 2 2 ,
Jharkhand 2 2 ,
Assam 1 2 +1
Telangana 0 2 +2
Kerala 0 2 +2

Which states' status increased

This time too, the maximum number of ministers in the Modi cabinet are from Uttar Pradesh. In the Lok Sabha elections, BJP won only 33 seats in UP. Despite this, a total of 11 ministers from UP have taken oath in the central government. Prime Minister Narendra Modi himself is also an MP from Banaras, UP. Let us tell you that in 2019, 9 ministers were made from UP. After UP, now the status of Bihar has also increased in the central government. This time 8 ministers from Bihar have taken oath, in the last term there were 5 ministers from Bihar. However, among the ministers who took oath from Bihar, there are also allies of the NDA alliance.

For the first time in the Modi government, ministers were appointed from these states

After UP and Bihar, now three ministers from Odisha have also got a place in Modi Government 3.0. In 2019, only one minister from here was included in the central government. Apart from this, ministers have also been made from Andhra Pradesh, Telangana and Kerala. Three ministers from Andhra Pradesh and two each from Kerala and Telangana have taken oath. Let us tell you that in 2019, not a single minister from these two states was included in the central government.

There was no change in these states

In some states the number of ministers has increased, while in some it has decreased. But there are many states whose number of ministers is the same as before. One minister each has been appointed from Punjab, Tamil Nadu, Goa, Arunachal Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir, Uttarakhand, Delhi and Chhattisgarh as before. Three ministers have been appointed in Haryana as before and two ministers each have been appointed from West Bengal and Jharkhand.

Not a single minister was made from these states

13 states and union territories of the country have not got a single minister in Modi Government 3.0. These include Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Chandigarh, Dadra Nagar Haveli and Daman Islands, Himachal Pradesh, Ladakh, Lakshadweep, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Puducherry and Sikkim.

Full list of ministers of Modi Government 3.0

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