Narendra Modi takes oath as India’s 15th Prime Minister

Narendra Modi took oath as India's 15th Prime Minister.

By: Express News Service | New Delhi | Updated: May 26, 2014 8:22 pm

7.35 pm: Uma Bharti says she gets Water Resources and Ministry for Ganga cleaning.

7.25 pm: Sudarshan Bhagat and Vishnudev Sahai take oath as Minister of State.

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7.23 pm: Raosaheb DP Danve, Pon Radhakrishnan, Kiren Rijiju, Krishan Pal, Sanjeev Kumar Baliyan take oath as Minister of State.

7.20 pm: Key player in BJP’s Haryana initiative Krishan Pal Gujjar take oath as Minister of State.

7.15 pm: Krishan Pal, Kiren Rijiju take oath as Minister of State.

7.10 pm: Nirmala Sitharaman takes oath as Minister of State (Independent Charge).


7.08 pm: G M Siddeshwara, Manoj Sinha, Nihal Chand, Upendra Kushwaha take oath as Ministers of State.

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7.05 pm: Jitendra Singh and Piyush Goyal take oath as Minister of State.

7.00 pm: Prakash Javadekar, Dharmendra Pradhan, Shripad Naik take oath as Cabinet ministers.

READ: Sadananda Gowda makes debut at Centre

6.55 pm: Rao Inderjit Singh, Sarbananda Sonowal and Santosh Gangwar take oath as Union Cabinet Ministers.

6.51 pm: Dr Harsh Vardhan and Gen VK Singh take oath as Union Ministers.

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6. 49 pm: Smriti Irani takes oath as Cabinet Minister, she is the youngest minister in Modi’s Cabinet.


6.44 pm: MP from Gwalior Narendra Singh Tomar, Radhamohan Singh and Jual Oram take oath as Cabinet Ministers.

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6.40 pm: Shiv Sena leader Anant Geete and SAD MP from Bhathinda Harsimrat Kaur take oath as Union Cabinet Ministers.

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6.37 pm: Chief National spokesperson of BJP Ravi Shankar Prasad, Anath Kumar and TDP’s Gajapati Raju take oath as Cabinet Ministers.

6.34 pm: Dr Najma Heptulla, Gopinath Munde, Ram Vilas Paswan, Kalraj Mishra and Maneka Gandhi take oath as Cabinet Ministers.


6. 24 pmFormer Madhya Pradesh CM and Lok Sabha MP from Jhansi in UP, Uma Bharti takes oath as Cabinet Minister.

6.21 pm: Nitin Gadkari and Sadananda Gowda take oath as Cabinet Ministers.

PM’S FIRST MESSAGE: My dear fellow Indians and citizens of the world,
A very warm welcome to the official website of the Prime Minister of India.
On 16th May 2014 the people of India gave their verdict. They delivered a mandate for development, good governance and stability. As we devote ourselves to take India’s development journey to newer heights, we seek your support, blessings and active participation. Together we will script a glorious future for India. Let us together dream of a strong, developed and inclusive India that actively engages with the global community to strengthen the cause of world peace and development.
I envision this website as a very important medium of direct communication between us. I am a firm believer in the power of technology and social media to communicate with people across the world. I hope this platform creates opportunities to listen, learn and share one’s views.
Through this website you will also get all the latest information about my speeches, schedules, foreign visits and lot more. I will also keep informing you about innovative initiatives undertaken by the Government of India. 

6.20 pm: 

6.18 pm: Arun Jatiley, Venkaiah Nadu take oath as Cabinet ministers.

6.17 pm: 

6.13 pm: Rajnath Singh takes oath as the Cabinet minister.

6.12 pm:

6.10 pm: Narendra Modi takes oath as India’s 15th Prime Minister.


6.08 pm: President Pranab Mukherjee arrives at the Rashtrapati Bhawan.

5.58 pm: Prime Minister-designate Narendra Modi arrives at Rashtrapati Bhawan for the swearing-in.

5.55 pm: 

5.45 pm: Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif arrives at the Rashtrapati Bhawan for Modi’s swearing-in ceremony.

5.35 pm: Bollywood makes it presence felt at Rashtrapati Bhawan as Hema Malini, Dharmendra, Shatrughan Sinha and Anupam Kher attend Modi’s swearing-in ceremony.

5.29 pm: 

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5.12 pm: BJP leader Murli Manohar Joshi arrives at Rashtrapati Bhawan forecourt to attend PM-designate Narendra Modi’s swearing-in ceremony.

5.00 pm: Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif leaves for Rashtrapti Bhawan for Modi’s swearing-in ceremony.

3.00 pm: Maldives President Abdulla Yameen arrives in New Delhi to attend Narendra Modi’s swearing-in ceremony.

2.50 pm: Salman Khan arrives in Delhi to attend Modi’s swearing-in ceremony.

2.40 pm: Former Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar has extended his greetings to the government led by his bete-noire Narendra Modi who will take charge this evening.

2:10 pm: Lata Mangeshkar and Amitabh Bachchan may give Narendra Modi’s swearing-in ceremony a miss in Delhi today while a host of Bollywood celebrities like Anupam Kher and Vivek Oberoi will attend the function.


2:04 pm: Total of 23 cabinet ministers, 10 Independent and 11 MoS will be appointed.

2:03 pm: Nripendra Misra to be principal secretary to the PM.

2:00 pm: Piyush Goel to head Oil and Energy ministry.

2:00 pm: Rajnath Singh gets home ministry portfolio.

11:40 am: Modi to have 10 ministers with Independent charge.

11:25 pm: Afghan President arrives in New Delhi.

11:17 am: Rajnath Singh to continue as BJP

11:12 am: Nawaz Sharif says carrying a message of peace from Pakistan.

10:50 am: Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif leaves for India to attend Narendra Modi’s swearing-in ceremony. 

10:44 am: NDTV reports that Modi’s cabinet will have 23 senior ministers and 10 Ministers of State.

10:30 am: Mauritius Prime Minister Navin Ramgoolam arrived to attend the swearing-in ceremony of Narendra Modi.

10:20 am: Rajinikanth not to attend Modi swearing-in ceremony.

READ MORE: Rajinikanth not to attend Narendra Modi’s swearing-in ceremony

10:15 am: Ministerial probables have tea with Modi.

10:14 am: Uma Bharti,Maneka, Venkaiah Naidu to get cabinet berths.

10:11 am: LJP’s Chirag Paswan to be a part of the cabinet.

9:55 am: Rajapaksa arrives for Modi swearing in ceremony.

9:45 am: Cabinet list has been sent to Rashtrapati Bhavan.

9:37 am: PM designate Narendra Modi visits Rajghat ahead of swearing in ceremony. 

PHOTO GALLERY: Narendra Modi in Rajghat.

9:35 am: Nirmala Sitharaman, VK Singh get calls from Narendra Modi.

9:20 am: Pakistan frees Indian fishermen, Sri Lanka set to follow suit.

READ MORE: Pakistan released 59 Indian fishermen from Malir jail in Karachi and 92 from Nara jail in Hyderabad in Sindh province.

9:00 am: IAF has put in place an air defence system to secure the skies. Anti-aircraft guns have been placed at classified locations.

READ MORE: Over 6000 security personnel to keep vigil during Modi’s swearing-in

8:45 am: 14-member Pak delegation arrives ahead of Modi’s swearing-in; Sharif to arrive today

READ MORE: Pak delegation arrives ahead of Modi’s swearing-in; Sharif to arrive today

8:30 am: While the Rashtrapati Bhawan guest wing will be thrown open for foreign delegations ahead of the banquet, none will spend the night there.

READ MORE: Buggies, horses, songs and a spread at dinner for the guests

8:20 am: Witnessing next govt, S Asia’s next-gen leaders

READ MORESri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa is coming with son Namal, who is seen as his heir apparent.

8:02 am: 

8:00 am: Narendra Modi is the Centre today

READ MORE: Modi is the Centre today

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First Published on: May 26, 2014 9:17 am
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    Varun Lohiar
    May 26, 2014 at 12:23 pm
    NaMo policy, Zero tolerance for corruption. I will send corrupt to jail when I am PM, Modi action, several criminals in Gujarat cabinet. More than 40% BJP MP’s are criminals
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      amit mittal
      May 26, 2014 at 1:16 pm
      Conngratulations Mr Narender Modiji
      1. S
        May 26, 2014 at 2:51 pm
        You must be blind or a frog under a coconut s. I am an Indian in Malaysia and it is not like what you have painted. After watching all the Tamil violent pictures they tend to follow thus causing criminal activities and so get arrested. There are many Indians who are licing in Peace and remember there is a Tamil man who is richer than the local Malays. So seeing is believing. Don't simply throw wild accusations please.
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          Lakshmi Chatti
          May 26, 2014 at 5:29 am
          Mr.Rajnikanth's decision is very unfortunate.
          1. B
            May 26, 2014 at 1:31 pm
            Right from the beginning the parties are not interested in the welfare of TamiliansWho live here...the welfare of the state was totally neglected.the health,economy and all other basic needs were not at all is very ironical to see these parties lending hands for people who stay thousands of miles away,which they themselves does not like...rather than developing our own state
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              Dileep Sankar
              May 26, 2014 at 12:45 pm
              I too agree,, But he dont involve too much in politics,
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                Vaidyanathan Nil
                May 26, 2014 at 5:03 am
                If the Tamil parties in India are really interested in the welfare of Tamils, why they keep silent over the mive cution of Tamils in Malaysia. Tamils in Malaysia are arrested on false charges and tortured by the Muslim-dominated Malaysia ngovernment. Why this doube speak by the Tamil parties?
                1. R
                  May 26, 2014 at 3:07 pm
                  Nathan, i think you are being ignorant about facts, tamils in srilanka were executed by the state mercilessly. what happens in malaysia is nothing in comparison to the genocide that took place in srilanka. so please stop comparin showing your ignorance of facts
                  1. K
                    Kranthi Kumar
                    May 26, 2014 at 8:25 am
                    please correct the mistake
                    1. K
                      May 26, 2014 at 1:49 pm
                      You can not let one state dictate the interests of the w country. Also you have to live with your neighbors and make the best of it.
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                        lalithamba ramnarayan
                        May 27, 2014 at 9:26 am
                        Congratulation to Mr Modi .its not just for him it's for all of us Indians . It's like a second independence . We should celebrate 16 th may 2014 as our second Independence Day . All the best to you
                        1. J
                          Jai Telangana
                          May 30, 2014 at 8:24 am
                          With all due respect, congratulations to Modiji for his spectacular win.But Telangana was met with gross injustice. Why there is not even a single cabinet minister from the region where as seemandhra was allotted 2 ministries.I suppose BJP has more presence in Telangana than seemandhra since years.Obviously, this will give an upper hand for seemandhra on the decisions related to both regions' development. That was visible from the latest ordinance on polavaram project. Telangana has fought for so long for the injustice in the hands of seemandhra.Not again please.We need water, power, jobs,education etc. which can be possible with the istance from centre only.
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                            PARTHA SARADHI
                            May 26, 2014 at 1:17 pm
                            Congratulations to all Indians for electing Sri Narendra Modi Ji as the Prime Minister of this great democracy. I personally feel proud to have him at the helm of Indian affairs. Wish good luck to all of us for good governance. Modiji this increases your responsibility from developing just Gujarat to nwo developing the w country.
                            1. P
                              May 26, 2014 at 1:06 pm
                              Monarchy and Slavery may be started in India at 18:13 on 26 June 2014.
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                                Sanjiv Parikh
                                Jun 24, 2014 at 12:11 pm
                                Dear sirs Modiji,Gadkariji in old time we had trees besides the road that protect not only heat its also helpful against enviroment but in new roads its cut i will like to grow it three rows left center right
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                                  surya prakash
                                  May 26, 2014 at 1:15 pm
                                  bharat mata ki jai
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                                    Venutha Chanagiri
                                    May 26, 2014 at 12:35 pm
                                    One should speak of Indians everywhere and not only Tamils. Grow up.....Anyways, Tamils do not follow 'Be a Roman When you are in Rome'. Where ever they go, they claim their own Country, their own stature and fail to respect the local people, local language and the Place. This atude of Tamil needs to be altered.
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