Second Nehru ministry

Second Nehru ministry

1st ministry of the Republic of India
Date formed 15 April 1952 (1952-04-15)
Date dissolved 4 April 1957 (1957-04-04)
People and organisations
Head of state Rajendra Prasad
Head of government Jawaharlal Nehru
Member party Indian National Congress
Status in legislature Majority
Opposition party None
Opposition leader None
Election(s) 1951
Outgoing election 1957
Legislature term(s) 4 years, 11 months and 20 days
Predecessor First Nehru ministry
Successor Third Nehru ministry

Jawaharlal Nehru was sworn in as Prime Minister of India on 15 August 1947. After first Indian general election, Nehru became the first democratically elected Prime Minister of the country and his second term started on 15 April 1952. In his ministry upon reelection, the ministers were as follows.


Prime Minister
Minister of External Affairs
 Jawaharlal NehruFirst Nehru MinistryThird Nehru ministryINC
Minister of Finance C. D. DeshmukhFirst Nehru ministry1957INC
Minister of Home Affairs Kailash Nath KatjuFirst Nehru ministry1955INC
 Govind Ballabh Pant1955Third Nehru ministryINC
Minister of Defence Baldev SinghFirst Nehru Ministry1952INC
 Kailash Nath Katju19551957INC
Minister of Railways N. Gopalaswami AyyangarFirst Nehru Ministry13 May 1952INC
 Lal Bahadur Shastri13 May 19527 December 1956INC
 Jagjivan Ram7 December 1956Third Nehru MinistryINC
Minister of Information and Broadcasting B. V. Keskar1952Third Nehru MinistryINC
Minister of Parliamentary Affairs Satya Narayan Sinha[1]First Nehru ministryThird Nehru ministryINC


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