H. D. Deve Gowda ministry

H. D. Deve Gowda was sworn in as Prime Minister of India on 1 June 1996. In his initial ministry the ministers were as follows.

Cabinet ministers

Portfolio Minister Took office Left office Party
Prime Minister H. D. Deve Gowda 1 June 1996 21 April 1997 Janata Dal
Minister of External Affairs I. K. Gujral 1 June 1996 I. K. Gujral Ministry Janata Dal
Minister of Finance P. Chidambaram 1 June 1996 21 April 1997 TMC
Minister of Home Affairs H. D. Deve Gowda 1 June 1996 29 June 1996 Janata Dal
Indrajit Gupta 29 June 1996 I. K. Gujral Ministry CPI
Minister of Defence Mulayam Singh Yadav 1 June 1996 I. K. Gujral Ministry SP
Minister of Railways Ram Vilas Paswan 1 June 1996 I. K. Gujral Ministry Janata Dal
Minister of Textiles (Independent Charge) R. L. Jalappa[2] 1 June 1996 I. K. Gujral Ministry Janata Dal
Minister of Industry Murasoli Maran 1 June 1996 I. K. Gujral Ministry DMK
Minister of Agriculture Chaturanan Mishra 10 July 1996 I. K. Gujral Ministry CPI
Minister of Water Resources Janeshwar Mishra 10 July 1996 I. K. Gujral Ministry SP
Minister of Parliamentary Affairs Ram Vilas Paswan[3] 1 June 1996 29 June 1996 Janata Dal
Srikant Kumar Jena[3] 29 June 1996 I. K. Gujral Ministry Janata Dal

Ministers of State (Independent Charge)

Ministers of State

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