First Vajpayee ministry

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First Atal Bihari Vajpayee ministry
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14th ministry of the Republic of India
Date formed 16 May 1996
Date dissolved 1 June 1996
People and organisations
Head of state Shankar Dayal Sharma
Head of government Atal Bihari Vajpayee
Member party Bharatiya Janata Party
Status in legislature Minority
Opposition party Indian National Congress
Opposition leader P. V. Narasimha Rao
History
Election(s) 1996
Legislature term(s) 16 days
Predecessor P. V. Narasimha Rao ministry
Successor H. D. Deve Gowda ministry

Atal Bihari Vajpayee was sworn in as Prime Minister of India for first time on 16 May 1996.

Portfolio Minister Took office Left office Party
Prime Minister   Atal Bihari Vajpayee[1] 16 May 1996 1 June 1996 BJP
Minister of Home Affairs   Dr. Murli Manohar Joshi[2] 16 May 1996 1 June 1996 BJP
Minister of Finance   Jaswant Singh[3] 16 May 1996 1 June 1996 BJP
Minister of External Affairs
Minister of Urban Affairs and Employment
  Sikander Bakht 16 May 1996 1 June 1996 BJP
Minister of Agriculture   Suraj Bhan 16 May 1996 1 June 1996 BJP
Minister of Law, Justice and Company Affairs   Ram Jethmalani 16 May 1996 1 June 1996 BJP
Minister of Civil Aviation and Tourism   V. Dhananjaya Kumar 16 May 1996 1 June 1996 BJP
Minister of Defence
Minister of Parliamentary Affairs
  Pramod Mahajan 16 May 1996 1 June 1996 BJP
Minister of Welfare   Karia Munda 16 May 1996 1 June 1996 BJP
Minister of Industry   Suresh Prabhu 16 May 1996 1 June 1996 Shiv Sena
Minister of Health and Family Welfare   Sartaj Singh 16 May 1996 1 June 1996 BJP
Minister of Information and Broadcasting   Sushma Swaraj 16 May 1996 1 June 1996 BJP

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