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Southern Representation in Modi 3.0 Government: A New Era for NDA


The recent induction of 13 ministers from southern states into the Modi 3.0 government has brought significant changes to the National Democratic Alliance (NDA). This move not only strengthens the coalition but also emphasizes the importance of southern representation in the central government.

Significant Gains in Karnataka

Karnataka has emerged as a stronghold for the NDA, securing 19 out of 28 Lok Sabha seats. The BJP won 17 of these seats, while the JD(S) secured 2. In contrast, the ruling Congress in the state managed to win only nine seats. The inclusion of key figures such as Nirmala Sitharaman and Pralhad Joshi in the cabinet underscores the BJP’s commitment to rewarding its southern allies.

Diverse Representation Across Southern States

More than a dozen parliamentarians from Andhra Pradesh, Kerala, Telangana, and Tamil Nadu have been inducted into the council of ministers. This diverse representation includes notable leaders like H D Kumaraswamy from Karnataka, belonging to the JD(S) and the Vokkaliga community. Other significant inclusions are TDP MPs K Rammohan Naidu and Chandrasekhar Pemmasani from Andhra Pradesh, and BJP’s Srinivasa Varma.

New Faces from Kerala and Telangana

From Kerala, Suresh Gopi, the lone BJP Lok Sabha MP in the state, along with George Kurian, have been made ministers for the first time. Kurian’s inclusion is seen as a strategic move to reach out to the Christian community. Meanwhile, Telangana has seen the induction of BJP leaders Kishan Reddy and Bandi Sanjay Kumar, further bolstering the NDA’s footprint in the southern states.


The formation of the Modi 3.0 government marks a significant shift in the political landscape of southern India. By including a diverse array of ministers from various southern states, the NDA has strengthened its coalition and demonstrated its commitment to inclusive governance. This new era promises to bring about substantial policy changes and development initiatives tailored to the unique needs of the southern states.

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