The BJP appears to want to make G Kishan Reddy the face of Telangana BJP, as it moves forward to take on the TRS and the doughty Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao.
L Murugan lost the assembly polls from Dharapuram (Reserved) constituency by a narrow margin of 1,393 votes.
Pratima Bhowmick is a first time MP, elected from West Tripura constituency in the last general elections.
Aiming at an image makeover, PM Narendra Modi on Wednesday carried out a major shakeout of his council of ministers.
Sarbananda Sonowal said he would discharge his duties as a Union Cabinet Minister with all sincerity and dedication and do his best for the welfare of the people.
Bhagwanth Khuba hails from the politically dominant Lingayat community which the BJP considers as its key vote base in north Karnataka.
Mandavia has also been given the Chemicals and Fertilizers Ministry, whereas Vaishnaw will also be the Communications, Electronics, and Information Technology Minister.
Union Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju, who was holding the charge of minister of state with independent charge, has also taken oath as a cabinet minister.
Virendra Kumar Khatik completed his Ph.D on a subject related to child labour and plunged into politics.
In her maiden Lok Sabha contest from Surat in 2009, Darshana Jardosh defeated Congress' Dhiru Gajera by a margin of over 74,000 votes.
Ashwini Vaishnaw, born in Rajasthan's Jodhpur, is a suave and former Odisha cadre IAS officer from the 1994 batch.
A seasoned war horse of the BJP in Bengal, Bankura MP Subhas Sarkar has been the saffron party's organisation man in the state for long.
Having spent over three decades in public life, Kaushal Kishore was sworn in as a Union Minister in the Narendra Modi government.
It was a family feud that brought Shantanu Thakur into politics and now he is one of the most influential leaders of the politically-crucial Matua community.
A six-time Lok Sabha MP, Pankaj Choudhary brings with him a wealth of experience in the Union council of ministers.