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Swearing-in LIVE updates: PM Modi, ministers take oath at Rashtrapati Bhavan

PM Narendra Modi Oath-taking Ceremony LIVE Updates: Narendra Modi took oath as a Prime Minister for a second time in the presence of a large gathering of national and international dignitaries.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: May 30, 2019 10:34:05 pm
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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

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    22:34 (IST)30 May 2019
    Thank you for reposing faith in me: Amit Shah after induction in Union cabinet

    Taking to Twitter, Amit Shah thanked Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP colleagues after taking oath as a Union minister in the new cabinet.

    22:25 (IST)30 May 2019
    Historic moment for entire India: Amit Shah on Modi's swearing-in

    BJP president Amit Shah, who was sworn in as a Union minister at the swearing-in ceremony of Narendra Modi and his council of ministers, called it a "historic moment for entire India".

    "In the last five years, India has witnessed an era of unprecedented growth in every field. PM Narendra Modi govt has laid the foundation of a New India, which is not only asserting itself in the world order but also working tirelessly to lift living standards of its citizens," he tweeted.

    22:01 (IST)30 May 2019
    Modi govt: 36 ministers sworn in for second term, 20 MPs first timers

    Rajnath Singh, Nitin Gadkari, Smriti Irani, Nirmala Sitharaman and Prakash Javadekar were among the 36 ministers who were sworn in Thursday for a second term, besides 20 MPs who took oath of office as cabinet ministers for the first time. While 24 cabinet ministers were sworn-in the Modi government, nine took oath as ministers of state (Independent charge) and 24 others as ministers of state.

    Home minister in the previous Narendra Modi government, Rajnath Singh was the first to take oath after the prime minister. Ram Vilas Paswan, DV Sadananda Gowda, Narendra Singh Tomar, Ravi Shankar Prasad, Harsimrat Kaur Badal, Thaawar Chand Gehlot, Harsh Vardhan, Piyush Goyal, Dharmendra Pradhan and Muqtar Abbas Naqvi were among those who got a second chance.

    21:52 (IST)30 May 2019
    As PM Modi takes oath in Delhi, his mother cheers watching son on TV in Ahmedabad

    As Prime Minister Narendra Modi took oath of office along with ministers in his cabinet at the Rashtrapati Bhavan Thursday, his mother Heeraben Modi was pictured happily clapping at her home in Ahmedabad watching her son on television. Full story here

    21:08 (IST)30 May 2019
    Full list of Ministers of State

    Ministers of State

    1.  Faggansingh Kulaste
    2.  Ashwini Kumar Choubey
    3.  Arjun Ram Meghwal
    4. General (Retd.) V. K. Singh
    5.  Krishan Pal
    6.  Danve Raosaheb Dadarao
    7.  G. Kishan Reddy
    8.  Parshottam Rupala
    9.  Ramdas Athawale
    10. Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti
    11.  Babul Supriyo
    12.  Sanjeev Kumar Balyan
    13.  Dhotre Sanjay Shamrao
    14.  Anurag Singh Thakur
    15.  Angadi Suresh Channabasappa
    16.  Nityanand Rai
    17.  Rattan Lal Kataria
    18.  V. Muraleedharan
    19.  Renuka Singh Saruta
    20.  Som Parkash
    21.  Rameswar Teli
    22.  Pratap Chandra Sarangi
    23.  Kailash Choudhary
    24.  Debasree Chaudhuri

    20:51 (IST)30 May 2019
    Congress congratulates PM Modi, council of ministers

    The Congress Thursday tweeted a congratulatory message to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his new council of ministers. "Congratulations to PM Narendra Modi and his new Cabinet Ministers. We wish them the best and look forward to working with them on the growth and development of India and all its citizens."

    20:42 (IST)30 May 2019
    Babul Supriyo takes oath as Minister of State

    Babul Supriyo, Sanjeev Balyan and Anurag Singh Thakur take oath as Ministers

    20:41 (IST)30 May 2019
    Maneka Gandhi likely to be pro-tem speaker in 17th Lok Sabha

    Senior BJP leader and eight-time MP Maneka Gandhi is likely to be the pro-tem speaker in the 17th Lok Sabha, PTI reported quoting sources. 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 lower House of Parliament after the General election besides presiding over the sitting in which the Speaker and Deputy Speaker is elected if it is a newly constituted House. 

    20:36 (IST)30 May 2019
    Watch: Narendra Modi oath-taking ceremony

    Watch LIVE: Narendra Modi takes oath as Prime Minister for the 2nd consecutive term at Rashtrapati Bhavan

    20:26 (IST)30 May 2019
    Modi's swearing-in: Ministers of State

    Ministers of State (Independent Charge)

    1. Santosh Kumar Gangwar
    2. Rao Inderjit Singh
    3. Shripad Yesso Naik
    4. Dr Jitendra Singh
    5. RK singh
    6. Kiren Rijiju
    7. Prahlad Singh Patel
    8. Hardeep Singh Puri
    9. Mansukh Mandaviya

    20:15 (IST)30 May 2019
    Modi's swearing-in ceremony: List of Union ministers

    Twenty-four ministers took oath along with Prime Minister Narendra Modi Thursday. 

    Ministers in the new Union cabinet-

    1. Rajnath Singh
    2. Amit Shah
    3. Nitin Gadkari
    4. DV Sadananda Gowda
    5. Nirmala Sitharaman
    6. Ram Vilas Paswan
    7. Narendra Singh Tomar
    8. Ravi Shankar Prasad
    9. Harsimrat Kaur Badal
    10. Thawarchand Gehlot
    11. Subrahmanyam Jaishankar
    12. Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank
    13. Arjun Munda
    14. Smriti Irani
    15. Dr Harsh Vardhan
    16. Prakash Javdekar
    17. Piyush Goyal
    18. Dharmendra Pradhan
    19. Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi
    20. Prahlad Joshi
    21. Mahendra Nath Pandey
    22. Arvind Sawant
    23. Giriraj Singh
    24. Gajendra Singh Shekhawat

    20:10 (IST)30 May 2019
    In Pics | Narendra Modi's oath-taking ceremony

    Narendra Modi Thursday took oath as the Prime Minister of India for a second consecutive term.  For more pictures of the swearing-in ceremony , click here

    President Ram Nath Kovind administers oath of India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi during a swearing-in ceremony at the presidential palace in New Delhi. (Reuters)

    Shahid Kapoor, Mira Kapoor and director Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra at Rashtrapati Bhavan. (Photo: APH images)

    The forecourt of Rashtrapati Bhawan as PM Modi takes oath of office. (Express Photo by Neeraj Priyadarshi)

    19:58 (IST)30 May 2019
    Mahendra Nath Pandey, Shiv Sena's Arvind Sawant and Giriraj Singh take oath as Union Ministers.

    Mahendra Nath Pandey, Shiv Sena's Arvind Sawant and Giriraj Singh took oath as Union Ministers

    19:55 (IST)30 May 2019
    Narendra Modi cabinet: Ministers take oath

    Harsh Vardhan, Prakash Javedakar, Dharmendra Pradhan and Prahlad Joshi took oath as Union ministers

    19:47 (IST)30 May 2019
    Narendra Modi cabinet: Profile of all the ministers

    Narendra Modi cabinet: As the Modi-led government returns to power, we take a look at the profiles of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his new council of ministers. Click here to know more

    19:46 (IST)30 May 2019
    Piyush Goyal takes oath as Union minister

    Piyush Goyal takes oath as Union minister. A Rajya Sabha MP from Maharashtra, Piyush Goyal was inducted as Minister of State into the Modi Cabinet in 2014 but was elevated as Cabinet Minister in 2017 when he was given the Railways charge. 

    19:35 (IST)30 May 2019
    Smriti Irani takes oath as Union Minister

    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.

    19:32 (IST)30 May 2019
    Former Foreign Secretary Subrahmanyam Jaishankar takes oath as Union Minister

    Former Foreign Secretary Subrahmanyam Jaishankar takes oath as Union Minister. A 1977 batch Indian Foreign Officer, Jaishankar has previously served as Indian ambassador to US (2014-15), China (2009-13) among other European nations, and had a major role in the negotiation of the ambitious India-US civil nuclear agreement. Read more here

    19:30 (IST)30 May 2019
    Harsimrat Kaur Badal,Ravi Shankar Prasad take oath as Union ministers

    Harsimrat Kaur Badal of Shiromani Akali Dal, and senior BJP leader Ravi Shankar Prasad took oath as Union ministers

    19:22 (IST)30 May 2019
    Ramvilas Paswan, Narendra Singh Tomar take oath as Union Ministers

    Ramvilas Paswan and Narendra Singh Tomar take oath as Union Ministers

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    With as many as 6,000 guests, including leaders of BIMSTEC countries, the ceremony will also be attended by Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi and Congress president Rahul Gandhi.

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    According to news agency PTI, the ministers who will take oath along with Narendra Modi at Rashtrapati Bhavan this evening will meet the Prime Minister at his residence at 4.30 pm. The BJP has refrained from making any official comment about the likely members of the government, with its leaders asserting that it is the prime minister's prerogative.

    Before the swearing-in ceremony, BJP MPs, led by Modi and Shah, paid homage to Mahatma Gandhi at Rajghat as well as at the Vajpayee memorial and the new war memorial. Elaborate security and traffic arrangements have been made by the Delhi Police for smooth conduct of the function.

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