29 debutants - who gets what (Lead, superseding earlier)May 29th, 2009 - 12:15 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 28 (IANS) Among the 29 MPs who made their debut as central ministers, former Maharashtra chief minister Vilasrao Deshmukh of the Congress was made heavy industries and public enterprises minister, while former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Farooq Abdullah of the National Conference was given the new and renewable energy portfolio.
Former UN undersecretary general Shashi Tharoor of the Congress was made minister of state for external affairs.
Of the three first time women ministers - Agatha Sangma (Nationalist Congress Party), who is the youngest in the council of ministers, is the MoS in the rural development ministry, while Krishna Tirath is MoS (independent charge) in the women and child development ministry and Preneet Kaur is MoS external affairs. Tirath and Kaur are of the Congress.
The others are:
Mallikarjun Kharge - Congress is cabinet minister for labour and employment
M.K. Azhagiri - DMK is cabinet minister chemicals and fertilisers.
A. Sai Prathap - Congress is MoS steel
Gurudas Kamat - Congress is MoS communications and information technology
Mahadev Khandela - Congress MoS road transport and highways
Harish Rawat - Congress is MoS ministry of labour and employment
K.V. Thomas - Congress is MoS agriculture, consumer affairs and food and public distribution
Dinesh Trivedi - TMC is MoS health and family welfare
Sisir Adhikari - TMC MoS rural development
Sultan Ahmed - TMC MoS tourism
Mukul Roy - TMC MoS shipping
Mohan Jatua - TMC MoS information and broadcasting
D. Napoleon - DMK is Mos social justice and empowerment
S. Jagathrakshakan - DMK is MoS information and broadcasting
S. Gandhiselvan - DMK is MoS health and family welfare
Sachin Pilot - Congress is MoS communication and IT
Bharatsinh Solanki - Congress is MoS power
Tusharbhai Chaudhary - Congress is MoS tribal affairs
Arun Yadav - Congress is MoS youth affairs and sports
Prateek Prakashbapu Patil - Congress is MoS heavy industries and public enterprises
R.P.N Singh - Congress is MoS road transport and highways
Vincent Pala - Congress MoS water resources
Pradeep Jain - Congress MoS rural development
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