PM Modi oath-taking Ceremony LIVE Updates: Narendra Modi Thursday was sworn in as country’s Prime Minister for a second term. Modi was administered oath along with his new council of ministers at 7 PM by President Ram Nath Kovind. The swearing-in ceremony is a grand affair with more than 6,000 guests, including leaders from the BIMSTEC countries, opposition leaders Rahul Gandhi and Sonia Gandhi, chief ministers, corporate honchos and film stars in attendance.
BJP president Amit Shah has joined the list of Union ministers in the new government. Smriti Irani, who unseated Rahul Gandhi from the Congress’ bastion of Amethi in the Lok Sabha elections, was also sworn in as a Union minister.
Cabinet ministers: Rajnath Singh, Amit Shah, Nitin Gadkari, DV Sadananda Gowda , Nirmala Sitharaman, Ram Vilas Paswan, Narendra Singh Tomar, Ravi Shankar Prasad, Harsimrat Kaur Badal, Thawarchand Gehlot, brahmanyam Jaishankar, Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank, Arjun Munda, Smriti Irani, Dr Harsh Vardhan, Prakash Javdekar, Piyush Goyal, Dharmendra Pradhan, Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi, Prahlad Joshi, Mahendra Nath Pandey, Arvind Sawant, Giriraj Singh, Gajendra Singh Shekhawat
Ministers of State: Faggansingh Kulaste, Ashwini Kumar Choubey, Arjun Ram Meghwal, General (Retd.) V. K. Singh, Krishan Pal, Danve Raosaheb Dadarao, G. Kishan Reddy, Parshottam Rupala, Ramdas Athawale, Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti, Shri Babul Supriyo, Shri 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, Debasree Chaudhuri