Third Vajpayee Ministry

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

Cabinet ministers

Portfolio Minister Took office Left office Party
Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee 13 October 1999 19 May 2004 BJP
Deputy Prime Minister L. K. Advani 29 June 2002 22 May 2004 BJP
Minister of External Affairs Jaswant Singh 13 October 1999 1 July 2002 BJP
Yashwant Sinha 1 July 2002 22 May 2004 BJP
Minister of Finance Yashwant Sinha 13 October 1999 1 July 2002 BJP
Jaswant Singh 1 July 2002 22 May 2004 BJP
Minister of Home Affairs L. K. Advani 13 October 1999 22 May 2004 BJP
Minister of Defence George Fernandes 13 October 1999 16 March 2001 JD(U)
Jaswant Singh 16 March 2001 21 October 2001 BJP
George Fernandes 21 October 2001 22 May 2004 JD(U)
Minister of Railways Mamata Banerjee 13 October 1999 16 March 2001 Trinamool Congress
Nitish Kumar 20 March 2001 22 May 2004 JD(U)
Minister of Science and Technology Murali Manohar Joshi 13 October 1999 21 May 2004 BJP
Minister of Labour Satyanarain Jatia 22 November 1999 1 September 2001 BJP
Sharad Yadav[5] 1 September 2001 30 June 2002 JD(U)
Minister of Health and Family Welfare Sushma Swaraj 30 September 2000 April 2004 BJP
Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas Ram Naik 1999 2004 BJP
Minister of Textiles Kashiram Rana 1999 25 May 2003 BJP
Syed Shahnawaz Hussain 25 May 2003 2004 BJP
Minister of Rural Development Sunder Lal Patwa 13 October 1999 30 September 2000 BJP
Venkaiah Naidu 30 September 2000 30 June 2002 BJP
Kashiram Rana 25 May 2003 22 May 2004 BJP
Minister of Chemicals and Fertilizers Suresh Prabhu 13 October 1999 30 September 2000 Shiv Sena
Sunder Lal Patwa 30 September 2000 7 November 2000 BJP
Minister of Mines Naveen Patnaik 13 October 1999 8 March 2000 BJD
Sunder Lal Patwa 7 November 2000 1 September 2001 BJP
Ram Vilas Paswan 2001 2002 LJP
Mamata Banerjee 9 January 2004 May 2004 Trinamool Congress
Minister of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution Shanta Kumar 13 October 1999 30 June 2002 BJP
Sharad Yadav 1 July 2002 15 May 2004 JD(U)
Minister of Commerce and Industry Murasoli Maran 1999 2002 DMK
Minister of Environment and Forests T. R. Baalu 1999 2003 DMK
Minister of Communications Ram Vilas Paswan 1999 1 September 2001 LJP
Pramod Mahajan 1 September 2001 29 January 2003 BJP
Minister of Civil Aviation Sharad Yadav 13 October 1999 31 August 2001 JD(U)
Syed Shahnawaz Hussain 1 September 2001 23 May 2003 BJP
Minister without portfolio Mamata Banerjee 15 March 2001 8 January 2004 Trinamool Congress
Minister of Law and Justice Ram Jethmalani 13 October 1999 23 July 2000 BJP
Arun Jaitley 23 July 2000 July 2002 BJP
Jana Krishnamurthy July 2002 January 2003 BJP
Arun Jaitley 29 January 2003 21 May 2004 BJP
Minister of Parliamentary Affairs Pramod Mahajan 13 October 1999 29 January 2003 BJP
Sushma Swaraj 30 September 2000 29 January 2003 BJP
Minister of Tribal Affairs Jual Oram 13 October 1999 22 May 2004 BJP
Minister of Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises Manohar Joshi 13 October 1999 9 May 2002 Shiv Sena
Minister of Power P R Kumaramangalam 13 October 1999 23 August 2000 BJP
Suresh Prabhu 30 September 2000 24 August 2002 Shiv Sena
Anant Geete 26 August 2002 21 May 2004 Shiv Sena

Ministers of state with independent charge

Ministers of state[edit]

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