Modi Sworn-In as PM; 57 Ministers, Including Amit Shah Take Oath
The council of minister’s under PM Modi’s new government after taking oath at the Rashtrapati Bhavan.
The council of minister’s under PM Modi’s new government after taking oath at the Rashtrapati Bhavan.(Photo: Twitter/@Narendramodi)
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Modi Sworn-In as PM; 57 Ministers, Including Amit Shah Take Oath

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, soon after taking oath for his second term, said that his new cabinet of ministers is the perfect mix of youthful energy and administrative experience. In a tweet, PM Modi said that his cabinet has people who have excelled as Parliamentarians and those who have had distinguished professional careers.

A total of 58 ministers were sworn-in as part of the new Council of Ministers, with Amit Shah making an entry into the Cabinet. Among other notable politicians sworn-in as part of the Cabinet are Rajnath Singh, Nitin Gadkari, Sadananda Gowda, Nirmala Sitharaman, Smriti Irani, Ravi Shankar Prasad and former foreign secretary S Jaishankar.

Among those who are not part of the Council are Sushma Swaraj (who did not contest the elections), Suresh Prabhu, Jayant Sinha and Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore.

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  • Senior BJP leader and eight-time MP Maneka Gandhi is likely to be the pro tem speaker, sources told PTI
  • Prominent politicians including Rahul Gandhi, Sonia Gandhi, LK Advani and Arvind Kejriwal, among others, are present for the oath-taking ceremony
  • Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik, Punjab CM Amarinder Singh, West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee, AP CM Jagan Mohan Reddy and Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan are not attending the swearing-in ceremony
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'Team is a Blend of Youthful Energy and Administrative Experience': PM Modi After Swearing-In

Who All Are Not Part of the Council of Ministers?

Among those who were ministers in the first Modi government, but did not take oath this time around are Suresh Prabhu, Jayant Sinha, Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore and Apna Dal's Anupriya Patel.

Former Health Minister JP Nadda was also not on the list, amid speculations that he might become the president of BJP.

Foreign Leaders Meet President Kovind, PM Modi After Oath-Taking Ceremony

Mauritius PM Pravind Jugnauth, Nepal PM KP Sharma Oli and Sri Lanka President Maithripala Sirisena met President Ram Nath Kovind and PM Narendra Modi after the oath-taking ceremony.

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Full List: 25 Cabinet Ministers, 9 MoS (Independent Charge), 24 MoS

25 Cabinet Ministers: Narendra Modi, Rajnath Singh, Amit Shah, Nitin Gadkari, Sadananda Gowda, Nirmala Sitharaman, Ram Vilas Paswan, Narendra Singh Tomar, Ravi Shankar Prasad, Harsimrat Kaur badal, Thaawar Chand Gehlot, S Jaishankar, Ramesh Pokhriyal 'Nishank', Arjun Munda, Smriti Irani, Harsh Vardhan, Prakash Javadekar, Piyush Goyal, Dharmendra Pradhan, Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi, Prahlad Joshi, Mahendra Nath Pandey, Arvind Sawant, Giriraj Singh, and Gajendra Singh Shekhawat.

9 Ministers of State (Independent Charge): Santosh Kumar Gangwar, Rao Inderjit Singh, Shripad Yesso Naik, Jitendra Singh, Kiren Rijiju, Prahalad Singh Patel. Raj Kumar Singh, Hardeep Singh Puri, and Mansukh Mandaviya.

24 Ministers of State: Faggansingh Kulaste, Ashwini Kumar Choubey, Arjun Ram Meghwal, General (Retd) VK Singh, Krishan Pal, Danve Raosaheb Dadarao, G Kishan Reddy, Parshottam Rupala, Ramdas Athawale, Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti, Babul Supriyo, Sanjeev Kumar Balyan, Dhotre Sanjay Shamrao, Anurag Singh Thakur, Angadi Suresh Channabasappa, Nityanand Rai, Rattan Lal Kataria, V Muraleedharan, Renuka Singh Saruta, Som Parkash, Rameswar Teli, Pratap Chandra Sarangi, Kailash Choudhary, and Debasree Chaudhuri.

Maneka Gandhi Likely to be Pro Tem Speaker

Senior BJP leader and eight-time MP Maneka Gandhi is likely to be the pro tem speaker, sources cited by PTI said.

Gandhi, 62, a veteran BJP leader, had won from the Sultanpur seat in Uttar Pradesh.

Gandhi is the outgoing Union Minister for Women and Child Development. The main duty of the pro tem speaker is to administer the oath of office to new members of the Lok Sabha.

A temporary post, the pro tem speaker presides over the first meeting of the lower House of Parliament after the general elections, besides presiding over the sitting in which the speaker and deputy speaker are elected if it is a newly-constituted House.

Gujarat BJP Leader Rides on a Bicycle to Attend Modi's Swearing-In

Gujarat BJP leader Mansukh Mandaviya rode on a bicycle to the Rashtrapati Bhavan on Thursday to attend the swearing-in ceremony of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

24 Cabinet Ministers Sworn-In

24 Cabinet ministers have been sworn-in under the Modi government, reported PTI.

Hardeep Singh Puri Takes Oath at Rashtrapati Bhavan

Hardeep Singh Puri takes oath after Narendra Modi's swearing-in at Rashtrapati Bhavan. In the previous Modi government, Puri served as Union Minister of State in the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs.

Shiv Sena's Arvind Sawant, Giriraj Singh Take Oath

Shiv Sena's Arvind Sawant has taken oath, along with Dharmendra Pradhan, Giriraj Singh, Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi and Prahlad Joshi.

Maneka Gandhi May Become Pro-Tem Speaker: Report

BJP leader Maneka Gandhi is likely to become the pro-tem speaker, reported NDTV. She won the Lok Sabha elections 2019 from the Sultanpur constituency in Uttar Pradesh.

Nitin Gadkari, Nirmala Sitharaman, Smriti Irani and Piyush Goyal Take Oath After Modi's Swearing-In

Ex-Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar Takes Oath at Modi's Swearing-In

Modi's Mother Watches Oath-Taking Ceremony

Narendra Modi's mother Heeraben Modi is also watching the swearing-in ceremony.

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Amit Shah, Rajnath Singh and Sadananda Gowda Take Oath After Modi

Narendra Modi Takes Oath as Prime Minister for Second Consecutive Term

Narendra Modi has taken oath as India’s prime minister for the second consecutive term, after a historic mandate saw the BJP-led NDA getting 353 seats.

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Sushma Swaraj Not to Be Part of New Modi Cabinet, Seen Seated Among Audience

Outgoing External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj would not be part of the new Cabinet, as she has been seated among the audience at Narendra Modi's swearing-in ceremony as prime minister.

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Modi Swearing-In: Rahul, Sonia Gandhi Arrive at Rashtrapati Bhavan

Congress President Rahul Gandhi and UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi have arrived at Rashtrapati Bhavan for the oath-taking ceremony of Narendra Modi and his Council of Ministers.

Manmohan Singh, Advani Arrive at Rashtrapati Bhawan

Former PM Manmohan Singh, Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad, Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal, Bihar CM Nitish Kumar, BJP leaders LK Advani, Rajnath Singh, Nirmala Sitharaman and Giriraj Singh have all arrived for the oath-taking ceremony.

S Jaishankar to be Part of New Council of Ministers: Sources

Former Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar is likely to be a part of Narendra Modi’s new Council of Ministers, sources in the know told The Quint.

Amit Shah, Ravi Shankar Prasad and Vijay Rupani Arrive at Rashtrapati Bhavan

BJP chief Amit Shah has reached the Rashtrapati Bhavan, where he is expected to take oath as part of Narendra Modi’s new Cabinet. Senior leader Ravi Shankar Prasad and Gujarat CM Vijay Rupani accompanied Shah at the venue.

Modi Oath-Ceremony: Visuals From Rashtrapati Bhavan

Modi Oath-Ceremony: West Bengal MP Deboshree Choudhury May Take Oath in Bengali

West Bengal BJP secretary and newly elected MP from Raiganj Deboshree Choudhury is also likely to be part of the Modi government, and may take her oath in Bengali.

Modi Oath-Ceremony: Shiv Sena Slams Mamata Banerjee's Decision to Not Attend

The mouthpiece of Shiv Sena on Thursday slammed Mamata Banerjee's decision to not attend Narendra Modi's swearing-in ceremony as prime minister, saying in an editorial that the reason she gave for skipping the ceremony was not valid.

Ex-Foreign Secy S Jaishankar Likely to Be Sworn-In

Former Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar might be sworn-in at the oath-taking ceremony today. Jaishankar is serving as the group president of Tata Group.

He visited Modi's 7 Lok Kalyan Marg residence before the swearing-in.

Gujarat BJP Chief Congratulates Amit Shah on Being Part of Cabinet

Gujarat BJP chief Jitu Vaghani took to Twitter on Thursday, 30 May, to seemingly congratulate Amit Shah on being part of the Cabinet, hours before the swearing-in ceremony of Narendra Modi and his Council of Ministers.

"I met and congratulated Amit Shah ji after his inclusion in the central Cabinet as a strong partner under the leadership of Narendra Modiji," he wrote in a tweet in Hindi.

Modi Oath-Ceremony: BIMSTEC Leaders Reach Delhi for Modi's Swearing-In

BIMSTEC leaders, including SriLankan President Maithripala Sirisena and Bhutanese Prime Minister Lotay Tshering arrived in Delhi on Thursday, 30 May, to attend Prime Minister Narendra Modi's swearing-in ceremony.

Bangladesh President Abdul Hamid arrived in the national capital on Wednesday night to participate in the oath taking ceremony of Modi and the Council of Ministers.

On Thursday morning, Mauritian Prime Minister Pravind Jugnauth arrived in India. Jugnauth had recently visited India in January as the Chief Guest at the Pravasi Bharatiya Divas.

Bhutanese Prime Minister Lotay Tshering was also warmly received by Foreign Secretary Vijay Gokhale on his arrival in Delhi.

Special Envoy of Thailand, Minister Grisada Boonrach, also arrived this morning.

Myanmar president U Win Myint is also here in Delhi to attend the oath-taking ceremony of PM Modi.

Lankan president Sirisena has also arrived to attend the glittering ceremony at the Rashtrapati Bhavan.

Narendra Modi Swearing-In: Nepal PM Reach Delhi to Attend Modi's Swearing-in Ceremony

Nepal's Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli arrives in Delhi to attend Prime Minister Narendra Modi's oath-taking ceremony at Rashtrapati Bhawan on Thursday.

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Narendra Modi Swearing-In: Kyrgyzstan President Arrives in Delhi

President of Kyrgyzstan, Sooronbay Jeenbekov arrived in Delhi to attend Narendra Modi's oath ceremony at Rashtrapati Bhawan on Thursday.

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"Matter of Joy that a New Govt is Being Formed": Sukhir Singh Badal

Sukhbir Singh Badal, Shiromani Akali Dal President will be attending the swearing-in ceremony of the PM on Thursday. He said, “It is a matter of joy that a new government is being formed. Country needs a strong government and it is getting one.”

Families of BJP Workers Killed in West Bengal Arrive in New Delhi

The family members of over 40 BJP workers, who were allegedly killed in political violence in West Bengal in the last one year, arrive at New Delhi Railway Station to attend the swearing-in ceremony of Narendra Modi as Prime Minister.

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List of Leaders to Meet Modi at 4.30 pm Before Swearing-in as Cabinet Ministers

Nitin Gadkari
Piyush Goyal
Prakash Javadekar
Nirmala Sitharaman
Smriti Irani
Ravi Shankar Prasad
Ram Vilas Paswan
Mansukh Lal Mandaviya
DV Sadananda Gowda
Giriraj Singh
Bhupender Yadav
Santosh Gangwar
Jitendra Singh
Nityanand Rai
Arjun Ram Meghwal

Pulwama Martyr's Family Reaches Delhi to Attend Modi's Swearing-in Ceremony

Family members of Sudip Biswas, one of the CRPF personnel who lost his life in Pulwama terror attack arrived in Delhi to attend PM Modi's swearing-in ceremony. His mother says, “We have been invited to attend the event. Despite being in sorrow we have come here.”

Sri Lankan President Arrives in Delhi to Attend Swearing-in Ceremony

President of Sri Lanka, Maithripala Sirisena, arrived in Delhi to attend the oath-taking ceremony of PM Narendra Modi on Thursday, 30 May.

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Myanmar President Arrives in Delhi for Swearing-in Ceremony

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President of Myanmar, U Win Myint, arrived in Delhi for the swearing-in ceremony of PM Narendra Modi.

PM Modi and Amit Shah Hold Final Round of Talks

Hours before the swearing-in, Narendra Modi and BJP President Amit Shah met at the Prime Minister’s residence for a final round of talks on Thursday, 30 May. On the eve of his swearing-in for a second term, Modi on Wednesday, 29 May, held a marathon meeting with Shah as he gave final touches to the shape of his government, which is likely to have representation from most allies and showcase the party's newfound strength in different regions.

Delhi Police Issues Traffic Advisory Ahead of Swearing-In

Movement of general public to be closed at Rajpath (from Vijay Chowk to Rashtrapati Bhawan), Vijay Chowk and adjoining areas including North and South fountain, South Avenue, North Avenue, Dara Shikoh Road, Church Road between 4 PM to 9 PM on Thursday.

Shiv Sena's Arvind Sawant to Be Inducted in Modi Ministry

Arvind Sawant, Shiv Sena MP from Mumbai South, will be sworn in as Union minister on Thursday, a senior party leader said.

He will replace Anant Geete, the lone Sena minister in the previous Narendra Modi-led government, who lost from the Raigad Lok Sabha seat in last month's election, the leader said Wednesday.

Sawant, 68, who retained his seat by defeating Congress' Milind Deora by 1,00,067 votes, has been associated with the Shiv Sena since the party's early years.

Sawant is a deputy leader of the Shiv Sena, and also president of the MTNL trade union.

Foreign Secretary Receives Bhutan PM

Foreign Secretary Vijay Gokhle receives Prime Minister of Bhutan, Lotay Tshering on his arrival in Delhi. He will attend PM Narendra Modi's oath-taking ceremony at Rashtrapati Bhawan later today.

Modi Pays Tribute at National War Memorial

Prime Minister Narendra Modi pays tribute at the National War Memorial in Delhi.

PM-Designate Modi, Amit Shah Pay Tributes at Atal Samadhi

Prime Minister-designate Narendra Modi and Bharatiya Janata Party President Amit Shah pay tribute at Sadaiv Atal Samadhi, the memorial of late Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee.

PM Modi Pays Tribute at Rajghat

Prime Minister-designate Narendra Modi pays tribute to Mahatma Gandhi at Rajghat, ahead of the swearing-in ceremony later in the day.

Who All Are Invited for Modi’s Swearing-In?

The who's who of the country from sports legends Rahul Dravid and Saina Nehwal to movie superstars Rajinikanth and Shah Rukh Khan have been invited to Prime Minister Narendra Modi's swearing-in ceremony on Thursday, sources cited by PTI said.

Industry bigwigs such as Mukesh Ambani, Gautam Adani and Ratan Tata have also been invited for the event, they said.

Former sprinter PT Usha, cricketers Anil Kumble, Javagal Srinath and Harbhajan Singh, badminton coach Pulella Gopichand and gymnast Dipa Karmakar are among the other sports personalities invited to the ceremony, the sources said.

Several film stars, including Kangana Ranaut, Shah Rukh Khan, Sanjay Bhansali and Karan Johar have also been invited.

On the political front, UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi, Congress President Rahul Gandhi, former PM Manmohan Singh, Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal and Telangana CM K Chandrashekar Rao are the prominent faces who are attending.

Foreign leaders including Bangladesh President Abdul Hamid, Sri Lanka President Maithripala Sirisena, Kyrgyzstan President Sooronbay Jeenbekov, Myanmar President U Win Myint, Mauritius PM Pravind Kumar Jugnauth, Nepal PM KP Sharma Oli, Bhutan PM Lotay Tshering, and special envoy of Thailand Grisada Boonrach have also confirmed their participation at the swearing-in ceremony.

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