Third Council of Ministers of Atal Bihari Vajpayee

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Third Council of Ministers of Atal Bihari Vajpayee
18th Cabinet of the Republic of India
Atal Bihari Vajpayee.jpg
Date formed 13 October 1999
Date dissolved 22 May 2004
People and organizations
Head of government Atal Bihari Vajpayee
Deputy head of government L. K. Advani
Head of state K. R. Narayanan (until 25 July 2002)
A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
(from 25 July 2002)
Member party Bharatiya Janata Party (NDA)
Status in legislature Coalition
Opposition party Indian National Congress
(Congress alliance)
Opposition leader

Sonia Gandhi (in Lok Sabha)
(13 October 1999 – 6 February 2004)

Manmohan Singh (in Rajya Sabha)
(21 March 1998 – 21 May 2004)
History
Election(s) 1999
Outgoing election 2004
Legislature term(s) 4 years, 7 months and 9 days
Previous Second Council of Ministers of Atal Bihari Vajpayee
Successor First Council of Ministers of Manmohan Singh

Atal Bihari Vajpayee was sworn in as Prime Minister of India for third time on 13 October 1999. He headed his Third Council of Ministers. Here is the list of ministers in his ministry.

Cabinet ministers[edit]

Portfolio Minister Took office Left office Party
Prime Minister   Atal Bihari Vajpayee 13 October 1999 19 May 2004 BJP
Deputy Prime Minister   L. K. Advani[1] 29 June 2002 22 May 2004 BJP
Minister of External Affairs   Jaswant Singh 13 October 1999 1 July 2002 BJP
  Yashwant Sinha 1 July 2002 22 May 2004 BJP
Minister of Finance   Yashwant Sinha 13 October 1999 1 July 2002 BJP
  Jaswant Singh 1 July 2002 22 May 2004 BJP
Minister of Home Affairs   L. K. Advani 13 October 1999 22 May 2004 BJP
Minister of Defence   George Fernandes[2] 13 October 1999 16 March 2001 JD(U)
  Jaswant Singh 16 March 2001 21 October 2001 BJP
  George Fernandes 21 October 2001 22 May 2004 JD(U)
Minister of Railways   Mamata Banerjee[3] 13 October 1999 16 March 2001 AITMC
  Nitish Kumar 20 March 2001 22 May 2004 JD(U)
Minister of Science and Technology   Murali Manohar Joshi[4] 13 October 1999 21 May 2004 BJP
Minister of Labour   Satyanarain Jatia[6] 22 November 1999 1 September 2001 BJP
  Sharad Yadav[5] 1 September 2001 30 June 2002 JD(U)
Minister of Health and Family Welfare   Sushma Swaraj[7] 30 September 2000 April 2004 BJP
Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas   Ram Naik 1999 2004 BJP
Minister of Textiles   Kashiram Rana 1999 25 May 2003 BJP
  Syed Shahnawaz Hussain[8] 25 May 2003 2004 BJP
Minister of Rural Development   Sunder Lal Patwa 13 October 1999 30 September 2000 BJP
Minister of Chemicals and Fertilizers   Suresh Prabhu[9] 13 October 1999 30 September 2000 Shiv Sena
  Sunder Lal Patwa 30 September 2000 7 November 2000 BJP
Minister of Mines   Naveen Patnaik[10] 13 October 1999 8 March 2000 BJD
  Sunder Lal Patwa 7 November 2000 1 September 2001 BJP
  Ram Vilas Paswan[11] 2001 2002 LJP
  Mamata Banerjee 9 January 2004 May 2004 AITMC
Minister of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution   Shanta Kumar[13] 13 October 1999 30 June 2002 BJP
  Sharad Yadav[12] 1 July 2002 15 May 2004 JD(U)
Minister of Commerce and Industry   Murasoli Maran 1999 2002 DMK
Minister of Environment and Forests   T R Balu[14] 1999 2003 DMK
Minister of Communications   Ram Vilas Paswan[15] 1999 1 September 2001 LJP
  Pramod Mahajan 1 September 2001 29 January 2003 BJP
Minister of Civil Aviation   Sharad Yadav[17] 13 October 1999 31 August 2001 JD(U)
  Syed Shahnawaz Hussain[16] 1 September 2001 23 May 2003 BJP
Minister without portfolio   Mamata Banerjee[18] 15 March 2001 8 January 2004 AITMC
Minister of Law and Justice   Ram Jethmalani 13 October 1999 23 July 2000 BJP
Minister of Parliamentary Affairs   Pramod Mahajan[20] 13 October 1999 29 January 2003 BJP
  Sushma Swaraj[19] 30 September 2000 29 January 2003 BJP
Minister of Tribal Affairs   Jual Oram[21] 13 October 1999 22 May 2004 BJP
Minister of Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises   Manohar Joshi[22] 13 October 1999 9 May 2002 Shiv Sena
Minister of Power   P R Kumaramangalam[24] 13 October 1999 23 August 2000 BJP
  Suresh Prabhu[23] 30 September 2000 24 August 2002 Shiv Sena

Ministers of state with independent charge[edit]

Ministers of state[edit]

Reshuffles[edit]

In a reshuffle on 29 September 2000 MVenkaiah Naidu and Sushma Swaraj were inducted in the ministry as cabinet ministers and Shripad Yasso Naik (Goa), Satyabrata Mukherjee (West Bengal), Kanyakumari MP P.Radhakrishnan and film star-turned-MP U V Krishnam Raju (Andhra Pradesh) as minister of state. Later that year Uma Bharti was elevated to cabinet rank.[1][[File:[2]]]

In a reshuffle in 2001 Vajpayee inducted Karia Munda, Ved Prakash Goyal, Syed Shahnawaz Hussain and Tapan Sikdar as Cabinet ministers and Anna Sahib Patil, Ashok Pradhan, Ravi Shankar Prasad and Rajiv Pratap Rudy as ministers of state.[3]

In a reshuffle in 2002 he dropped four ministers and inducted four new cabinet ministers and nine new ministers of state. New cabinet ministers were: Shatrughan Sinha, Sahib Singh Verma, Jana Krishnamurthy, Balasaheb Vikhe Patil. The new ministers of state were: Basangouda Patil, Sanjay Paswan, Shripad Yasso Naik, Vinod Khanna, Nikhil Chaudhary, S.Thirunavukarasar, Anant Geete and A.K.Murthy .[4]

In a reshuffle in 2003 Vajpayee inducted three new cabinet rank ministers and five ministers of state . The new cabinet ministers were :Rajnath Singh, B.C. Khanduri and Subodh Mohite. The new ministers of state were : Chinmayanand Swami (BJP), Kailash Meghwal (BJP), Nagmani (Rashtriya Janata Dal-Democratic), Prahlad Singh Patel (BJP) and P.C. Thomas (Indian Federal Democratic Party).[5]

References[edit]

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  2. ^ www.parliamentofindia.nic.in/ls/lok13/biodata/13BI34.htm
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  6. ^ parliamentofindia.nic.in/ls/lok13/biodata/13MP38.htm
  7. ^ "Members Bioprofile". Lok Sabha of India/National Informatics Centre, New Delhi. 
  8. ^ articles.economictimes.indiatimes.com/2003-05-25/news/27545679_1_reshuffle-civil-aviation-induct
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  10. ^ parliamentofindia.nic.in/ls/lok12/biodata/12or10.htm
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  13. ^ parliamentofindia.nic.in/ls/lok13/biodata/13HP03.htm
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  17. ^ "Members Bioprofile". Lok Sabha of India/National Informatics Centre, New Delhi. Retrieved 19 February 2013. 
  18. ^ "Members Bioprofile". Lok Sabha of India/National Informatics Centre, New Delhi. Retrieved 21 February 2013. 
  19. ^ "Members Bioprofile". Lok Sabha of India/National Informatics Centre, New Delhi. 
  20. ^ "Members Bioprofile". Lok Sabha of India/National Informatics Centre, New Delhi. Retrieved 22 February 2013. 
  21. ^ "Members Bioprofile". Lok Sabha of India/National Informatics Centre, New Delhi. 
  22. ^ "Members Bioprofile". Lok Sabha of India/National Informatics Centre, New Delhi. 
  23. ^ "Members Bioprofile". Lok Sabha of India/National Informatics Centre, New Delhi. 
  24. ^ "Members Bioprofile". Lok Sabha of India/National Informatics Centre, New Delhi. 

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