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
'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.
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.