I. K. Gujral Ministry

Inder Kumar Gujral was sworn in as Prime Minister of India on 21 April 1997. In his initial ministry, the ministers were as follows.

Cabinet ministers

The cabinet ministers in I. K. Gujral ministry were as follows.

Portfolio Minister Took office Left office Party
Prime Minister I. K. Gujral 21 April 1997 19 March 1998 Janata Dal
Minister of Home Affairs Indrajit Gupta 21 April 1997 19 March 1998 CPI
Minister of Finance P. Chidambaram 1 May 1997 19 March 1998 TMC
Minister of Defence Mulayam Singh Yadav 21 April 1997 19 March 1998 SP
Minister of Railways Ram Vilas Paswan 21 April 1997 19 March 1998 Janata Dal
Minister of Communications Beni Prasad Verma 21 April 1997 19 March 1998 SP
Minister of Agriculture Chaturanan Mishra 21 April 1997 19 March 1998 CPI
Minister of Industry Murasoli Maran 21 April 1997 19 March 1998 DMK
Minister of Civil Aviation C. M. Ibrahim 21 April 1997 19 March 1998 Janata Dal
Minister of Textiles R. L. Jalappa 21 April 1997 19 March 1998 Janata Dal
Minister of Social Welfare Balwant Singh Ramoowalia 21 April 1997 19 March 1998 CPI(M)
Minister of Mines Birendra Prasad Baishya 21 April 1997 19 March 1998 AGP
Minister of Rural Areas Kinjarapu Yerran Naidu 21 April 1997 19 March 1998 TDP
Minister of Forests and Environment Saifuddin Soz 21 April 1997 19 March 1998 INC
Minister of Parliamentary Affairs Srikant Kumar Jena 21 April 1997 19 March 1998 Janata Dal
Minister of Surface Transpor T. G. Venkatraman 21 April 1997 19 March 1998 DMK

Ministers of State

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