Rajiv Gandhi ministry

Rajiv Gandhi was sworn in as Prime Minister of India on 31 October 1984.

Rajiv Gandhi’s cabinet included 7 Agriculturists, 15 Lawyers, 4 Journalists and 3 former Princely state rulers.

Cabinet

Key
  • Died in office
  • Resigned
Portfolio Minister Took office Left office Party
Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi 31 October 1984 2 December 1989 INC
Minister of Finance V. P. Singh 31 December 1984 24 January 1987 INC
Rajiv Gandhi 24 January 1987 25 July 1987 INC
N. D. Tiwari 25 July 1987 25 June 1988 INC
Shankarrao Chavan 25 June 1988 2 December 1989 INC
Minister of Home Affairs Shankarrao Chavan 31 December 1984 12 March 1986 INC
Arun Nehru September 1985 October 1986 INC
P. V. Narasimha Rao 12 March 1986 12 May 1986 INC
Buta Singh 12 May 1986 2 December 1989 INC
Minister of External Affairs Rajiv Gandhi 31 October 1984 25 September 1985 INC
Bali Ram Bhagat 25 September 1985 12 May 1986 INC
P. Shiv Shankar 12 May 1986 22 October 1987 INC
N.D. Tiwari 22 October 1987 25 July 1987 INC
Rajiv Gandhi 25 July 1987 25 June 1988 INC
Minister of External Affairs P. V. Narasimha Rao 25 June 1988 2 December 1989 INC
Minister of Railways Bansi Lal 31 December 1984 4 June 1986 INC
Mohsina Kidwai 24 June 1986 21 October 1986 INC
Madhavrao Scindia 22 October 1986 1 December 1989 INC
Minister of Defence P. V. Narasimha Rao 1984 1985 INC
Rajiv Gandhi 1985 1987 INC
V. P. Singh 1987 1987 INC
K. C. Pant 1987 1989 INC
Minister of Information and Broadcasting H. K. L. Bhagat Third Indira Gandhi ministry December 1984 INC
V. N. Gadgil January 1985 October 1986 INC
Ajit Kumar Panja 1986 1988 INC
H. K. L. Bhagat February 1988 2 December 1989 INC
Minister of Agriculture Buta Singh 1984 12 May 1986 INC
Gurdial Singh Dhillon 12 May 1986[9] 14 February 1988 INC
Minister of Tourism Mufti Mohammad Sayeed 12 May 1986 1989 INC
Minister of Parliamentary Affairs Buta Singh 31 October 1984 31 December 1984 INC
H. K. L. Bhagat 31 December 1984 1989 INC
Minister of Health and Family Welfare Mohsina Kidwai 31 December 1984 24 June 1986 INC

Ministers of State

  • Shivraj Patil, Ministry of Science and Technology, Ministry of Atomic Energy, Ministry of Electronics, Ministry of Space and Ocean Development.

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