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Third Vajpayee Ministry

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

Cabinet ministers

Portfolio Minister Took office Left office Party
Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee13 October 199919 May 2004BJP
Deputy Prime Minister L. K. Advani[1]29 June 200222 May 2004BJP
Minister of External Affairs Jaswant Singh13 October 19991 July 2002BJP
 Yashwant Sinha1 July 200222 May 2004BJP
Minister of Finance Yashwant Sinha13 October 19991 July 2002BJP
 Jaswant Singh1 July 200222 May 2004BJP
Minister of Defence George Fernandes[2]13 October 199916 March 2001JD(U)
 Jaswant Singh16 March 200121 October 2001BJP
 George Fernandes21 October 200122 May 2004JD(U)
Minister of Railways Mamata Banerjee[3]13 October 199916 March 2001Trinamool Congress
 Nitish Kumar20 March 200122 May 2004JD(U)
Minister of Science and Technology Murali Manohar Joshi[4]13 October 199921 May 2004BJP
Minister of Labour Satyanarain Jatia[6]22 November 19991 September 2001BJP
 Sharad Yadav[5]1 September 200130 June 2002JD(U)
Minister of Health and Family Welfare Sushma Swaraj[7]30 September 2000April 2004BJP
Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas Ram Naik19992004BJP
Minister of Textiles Kashiram Rana199925 May 2003BJP
 Syed Shahnawaz Hussain[8]25 May 20032004BJP
Minister of Rural Development Sunder Lal Patwa13 October 199930 September 2000BJP
Minister of Chemicals and Fertilizers Suresh Prabhu[9]13 October 199930 September 2000Shiv Sena
 Sunder Lal Patwa30 September 20007 November 2000BJP
Minister of Mines Naveen Patnaik[10]13 October 19998 March 2000BJD
 Sunder Lal Patwa7 November 20001 September 2001BJP
 Ram Vilas Paswan[11]20012002LJP
 Mamata Banerjee9 January 2004May 2004Trinamool Congress
Minister of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution Shanta Kumar[13]13 October 199930 June 2002BJP
 Sharad Yadav[12]1 July 200215 May 2004JD(U)
Minister of Commerce and Industry Murasoli Maran19992002DMK
Minister of Environment and Forests T R Balu[14]19992003DMK
Minister of Communications Ram Vilas Paswan[15]19991 September 2001LJP
 Pramod Mahajan1 September 200129 January 2003BJP
Minister of Civil Aviation Sharad Yadav[17]13 October 199931 August 2001JD(U)
 Syed Shahnawaz Hussain[16]1 September 200123 May 2003BJP
Minister without portfolio Mamata Banerjee[18]13 October 199916 March 2001Trinamool Congress
Minister of Law and Justice Ram Jethmalani13 October 199923 July 2000BJP
Minister of Parliamentary Affairs Pramod Mahajan[20]13 October 199929 January 2003BJP
 Sushma Swaraj[19]30 September 200029 January 2003BJP
Minister of Tribal Affairs Jual Oram[21]13 October 199922 May 2004BJP
Minister of Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises Manohar Joshi[22]13 October 19999 May 2002Shiv Sena
Minister of Power P R Kumaramangalam[24]13 October 199923 August 2000BJP
 Suresh Prabhu[23]30 September 200024 August 2002Shiv Sena
  • Jagmohan

Ministers of state with independent charge

Ministers of state


In a reshuffle on 29 September 2000 M[1]

In a reshuffle in 2001 Vajpayee inducted [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: [4]

In a reshuffle in 2003 Vajpayee inducted three new cabinet rank ministers and five ministers of state . The new cabinet ministers were :[5]


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