<b>XII LOK SABHA DEBATES, <i> Session I </i> </b>
XII LOK SABHA DEBATES, Session I Wednesday , March 25,1998 / Chaitra 4, 1920 (Saka)


Type of Debate: INTRODUCTION OF MINISTERS
Title: The Prime Minister introduced the Members of the Union Council of Ministers. TEXT : 12.42 hrs.

THE PRIME MINISTER (SHRI ATAL BIHARI VAJPAYEE): Mr. Speaker, Sir, I wish to introduce to you and through you to the august House my colleagues.

Shri Lal Krishna Advani Minister of Home

Shri Ananth Kumar Minister of Civil Aviation

Shri Sikander Bakht Minister of Industry

Shri Surjit Singh Barnala Minister of Chemicals and Fertilisers

with additional charge of Food

Shri George Fernandes Minister of Defence

Shri Ramakrishna Hegde Minister of Commerce

SOME HON. MEMBERS: He is not here. Why is he not here?

SHRI ATAL BIHARI VAJPAYEE:

Dr. Satyanarayan Jatiya Minister of Labour

Shri Ram Jethmalani Minister of Urban Development

Dr. Murli Manohar Joshi Minister of Human Resource Development

with additional charge of Science and

Technology

Shri K. Ramamurthy Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas

Shri Madan Lal Khurana Minister of Parliamentary Affairs with

additional charge of Tourism

Shri Rangarajan Kumaramangalam Minister of Power

Shri M. Thambi Durai, Minister of Law, Justice and Company Affairs

Shri Nitish Kumar, Minister of Railways

Shri Naveen Patnaik, Minister of Steel and Mines

Shri Suresh Prabhu, Minister of Environment and Forest

Shri Kashi Ram Rana, Minister of Textiles

Shri R. Muthiah, Minister of Surface Transport

Shri Yashwant Sinha, Minister of Finance

Shri Buta Singh, Minister of Communications

Shrimati Sushma Swaraj, Minister of Information and Broadcasting

Ministers of State (Independent Charge)

Shri Dalit Ezhilmalai, Minister of State of the Ministry of Health and

Family Welfare

Shrimati Maneka Gandhi, Minister of State of the Ministry of Welfare

Shri Babagouda Patil, Minister of State of the Ministry of Rural

Development

Shri Dilip Ray, Minister of State of the Ministry of Coal

Ministers of State

Shri Omak Apang, Minister of State in the Ministry of Tourism

Shri Sukhbir Singh Badal, Minister of State in the Ministry of

Industry

Shri Bandaru Dattatreya, Minister of State in the Ministry of Urban

Development

Shri Ramesh Bains, Minister of State in the Ministry of Steel and

Mines

Sushri Uma Bharti, Minister of State in the Ministry of Human Resource

Development

Shri Santosh Kumar Gangwar, Minister of State in the Ministry of

Petroleum and Natural Gas

Shri R.K. Kumar, Minister of State in the Ministry of Finance

SOME HON. MEMBERS: He is not there.

MINISTER OF PARLIAMENTARY AFFAIRS AND MINISTER OF TOURISM (SHRI MADAN LAL KHURANA): He is busy in the meeting of the Business Advisory Committee of Rajya Sabha.

SHRI ATAL BIHARI VAJPAYEE:

Shri Mukhtar Naqvi, Minister of State in the Ministry of Information

and Broadcasting

Shri Ram Naik, Minister of State in the Ministry of Railways and

Minister of State in the Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs

Dr. A.K. Patel, Minister of State in the Ministry of Chemicals and

Fertilizers

Shri Debendra Pradhan, Minister of State in the Ministry of Surface

Transport

Shri Kabindra Purkayastha, Minister of State in the Ministry of

Communications

Sushri Vasundhra Raje, Minister of State in the Ministry of External

Affairs

Shri Satyapal Singh Yadav, Minister of State in the Department of

Civil Supplies

Shri R. Janarthanan, Minister of State in the Ministry of Personnel,

Public Grievances and Pensions

Shri Babulal Marandi, Minister of State in the Ministry of Environment

and Forests

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