Minister of Information and Broadcasting (India)

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The Minister of Information and Broadcasting is the head of the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting and one of the cabinet ministers of the Government of India.

Ministers of Information and Broadcasting[edit]

Name Term of office Political party
(Alliance)
Prime Minister
1 Vallabhbhai Patel 2 September 1946 1949 Indian National Congress Jawaharlal Nehru
2 R. R. Diwakar[1] 1949 15 April 1952
3 B. V. Keskar[2] 1952 1962
4 Satya Narayan Sinha[3] September 1963 June 1964
Lal Bahadur Shastri
5 Indira Gandhi[4] 1964 1966
6 Kodardas Kalidas Shah[5] 1967 1971 Indian National Congress (R) Indira Gandhi
(5) Indira Gandhi[6] 1971 1974 Indian National Congress
7 Inder Kumar Gujral[7][8] 1975 1975
8 Vidya Charan Shukla[9] 1975 23 March 1977
9 Lal Krishna Advani[10] 24 March 1977 28 July 1979 Janata Party Morarji Desai
10 Purushottam Kaushik[11] 28 July 1979 14 January 1980 Janata Party (Secular) Charan Singh
11 Vasant Sathe[12] 1980 1982 Indian National Congress Indira Gandhi
12 H. K. L. Bhagat[13][14] February 1983 December 1984
Rajiv Gandhi
13 V. N. Gadgil[15][14] January 1985 October 1986
14 Ajit Kumar Panja[16][14] 1986 1988
(12) H. K. L. Bhagat[13] February 1988 December 1989
15 P. Upendra[17] 2 December 1989 10 November 1990 Telugu Desam Party
National Front
V. P. Singh
16 Chandra Shekhar[18] 1990 1991 Samajwadi Janata Party (Rashtriya) Chandra Shekhar
(14) Ajit Kumar Panja[16][14] 1991 1993 Indian National Congress P. V. Narasimha Rao
17 K. P. Singh Deo[19] January 1993 September 1995
18 P. A. Sangma[20] 1995 1996
19 Jaipal Reddy[21][22] 1996 1998 Janata Dal
National Front
H. D. Dewe Gowda
I. K. Gujral
20 Arun Jaitley 1998 2000 Bharatiya Janata Party
National Democratic Alliance
Atal Bihari Vajpayee
21 Sushma Swaraj[23] 30 September 2000 29 January 2003
22 Ravi Shankar Prasad 2003 2004
(19) Jaipal Reddy[21] 23 May 2004 17 November 2005 Indian National Congress
United Progressive Alliance
Manmohan Singh
23 Priya Ranjan Dasmunsi[24] November 2005 2009
24 Ambika Soni May 2009 28 October 2012
25 Manish Tewari 28 October 2012 26 May 2014
26 Prakash Javadekar[25][14] 26 May 2014 9 November 2014 Bharatiya Janata Party
National Democratic Alliance
Narendra Modi
(20) Arun Jaitley 9 November 2014 5 July 2016
27 Venkaiah Naidu 5 July 2016 17 July 2017
28 Smriti Irani 18 July 2017 Incumbent

References[edit]

  1. ^ "[1]".  External link in |title= (help); [2] (RAJYA SABHA MEMBERS, BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCHES, 1952 – 2003: D)
  2. ^ Second Lok Sabha, Members Bioprofile : KESKAR, DR. B. V.
  3. ^ 4th Lok Sabha, Members Bioprofile : SINHA. SHRI SATYA NARAYAN
  4. ^ 7th Lok Sabha, Members Bioprofile : GANDHI, SHRIMATI INDIRA
  5. ^ "[3]".  External link in |title= (help); [4] (RAJYA SABHA MEMBERS, BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCHES, 1952 – 2003: S)
  6. ^ "[5]".  External link in |title= (help); [6] (RAJYA SABHA MEMBERS, BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCHES, 1952 – 2003: S)
  7. ^ "Inder Kumar Gujral". Encyclopædia Britannica. Retrieved 4 November 2014. 
  8. ^ "Ex-Prime Minister IK Gujral dies at 92". The Tribune. 1 December 2012. Retrieved 4 November 2014. 
  9. ^ "VC Shukla, the man who dared muzzle the Press and Kishore Kumar". Hindustan Times. 11 June 2013. Retrieved 4 November 2014. 
  10. ^ Sixteenth Lok Sabha, Members Bioprofile : Advani,Shri Lal Krishna
  11. ^ 9th Lok Sabha, Members Bioprofile : KAUSHIK, SHRI PURUSHOTTAM
  12. ^ 9th Lok Sabha, Members Bioprofile : SATHE, SHRI VASANT
  13. ^ a b 9th Lok Sabha, Members Bioprofile : BHAGAT, SHRI H.K.L.
  14. ^ a b c d e Minister of State (Independent Charge)
  15. ^ 9th Lok Sabha, Members Bioprofile : GADGIL, SHRI VITHAL NARHAR
  16. ^ a b Thirteenth Lok Sabha, Members Bioprofile : Panja,Shri Ajit Kumar
  17. ^ "[7]".  External link in |title= (help); [8] (RAJYA SABHA MEMBERS, BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCHES, 1952 – 2003: U)
  18. ^ Fourteenth Lok Sabha, Members Bioprofile : Chandra Shekhar,Shri
  19. ^ Thirteenth Lok Sabha, Members Bioprofile : Singh Deo,AVSM, Brig.(Retd.) Kamakhya Prasad
  20. ^ Sixteenth Lok Sabha, Members Bioprofile : Sangma, Shri Purno Agitok
  21. ^ a b Fifteenth Lok Sabha, Members Bioprofile : Reddy,Shri Jaipal Sudini
  22. ^ "[9]".  External link in |title= (help); [10] (RAJYA SABHA MEMBERS, BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCHES, 1952 – 2003: R)
  23. ^ Sixteenth Lok Sabha, Members Bioprofile : Swaraj,Smt. Sushma
  24. ^ Fourteenth Lok Sabha, Members Bioprofile : Dasmunsi,Shri Priya Ranjan
  25. ^ [11]

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