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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.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi gestures towards supporters after his oath during a swearing-in ceremony (REUTERS/Adnan Abidi)

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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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.

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.

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.

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

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

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."

Babul Supriyo takes oath as Minister of State

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

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. 

Watch: Narendra Modi oath-taking ceremony

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

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

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

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)

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

Narendra Modi cabinet: Ministers take oath

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

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

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. 

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.

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

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

Ramvilas Paswan, Narendra Singh Tomar take oath as Union Ministers

Ramvilas Paswan and Narendra Singh Tomar take oath as Union Ministers

Nitin Gadkari, Nirmala Sitharaman take oath as Union ministers

Senior BJP leaders Nitin Gadkari and Nirmala Sitharaman took oath as Union ministers

Amit Shah takes oath as Union minister

Gandhinagar MP Amit Shah took oath as Union minister Thursday

Rajnath Singh takes oath as Union minister

Lucknow MP Rajnath Singh took oath as minister in the Union cabinet 

Watch: Narendra Modi takes oath as Prime Minister

Watch LIVE: Narendra Modi takes oath as Prime Minister

Flash: Narendra Modi takes oath as Prime Minister

Narendra Modi Thursday took oath as the Prime Minister for a second consecutive term

President Ram Nath Kovind administered the oath to Prime Minister Narendra Modi (Source: Twitter/PMOIndia)

Sushma Swaraj arrives at Rashtrapati Bhawan; Modi to take oath as PM shortly

External Affairs minister Sushma Swaraj has arrived at the Rashtrapati Bhawan for the oath-taking ceremony of Narendra Modi and his council of ministers

PM Modi’s oath-taking ceremony shortly: Order of protocal

Order of Protocol for the oath-taking ceremony of Narendra Modi and his council of ministers 

Narendra Modi
Rajnath Singh
Amit Shah
Nitin Gadkari
Sadananda Gowda
Nirmala Sitharaman
Ram Vilas Paswan
Narendra Singh Tomar
Ravi Shankar Prasad
Harsimarat Kaur Badal
Thaawarchand Gehlot
S Jaishankar

Opposition leaders arrive at Rashtrapati Bhawan for Modi's oath-taking ceremony

Opposition leaders, including Congress leader Rahul Gandhi, former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi, Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal have arrived at the Rashtrapati Bhawan for the oath-taking ceremony of Narendra Modi and his council of ministers

JD(U) will not join government, says Nitish Kumar

BJP ally JD(U) will not join the new government, party chief Nitish Kumar said. 

"They wanted just one person fom the JD(U) in the cabinet, so it would have been just a symbolic participation.We informed them that it is ok we don't need it. It is not a big issue, we are fully in NDA and not upset at all.We are working together,no confusion," ANI quoted the Bihar chief minister as saying. 

Amit Shah arrives at Rashtrapati Bhawan,set to join Modi cabinet

BJP president Amit Shah has arrived at the Rashtrapati Bhawan, ahead of the oath-taking ceremony of Narendra Modi and his council of ministers. Shah will be a part of the new government headed by PM Modi, according to a congratulatory tweet by BJP Gujarat chief Jitu Vaghani.

(ANI Photo)

KCR, Jagan to miss Modi's swearing-in

Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao and his Andhra Pradesh counterpart Y S Jaganmohan Reddy, who took oath of office earlier in the day, will not attend Narendra Modi's swearing-in as prime minister on Thursday as permission was denied for landing their special aircraft in Delhi.

Reddy and Rao had planned to fly to Delhi by a special aircraft from Vijayawada to attend the swearing-in ceremony, according to official sources.
They were supposed to start for the national capital around 2.30 pm but airport authorities here informed the Chief Minister's Office that permission for landing their special aircraft at Delhi airport was denied after 3.30 pm due to arrival of foreign heads of state and government, sources said.

(PTI)

In Pics | Ministers arrive at Rashtrapati Bhawan for Modi's swearing-in

The stage is set for the oath-taking ceremony of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his council of ministers at 7 PM Thursday. 

Prakash Javedakar at Rashtrapati Bhawan for PM Modi's swearing-in ceremony (Express Photo: Abantika Ghosh)

Rajyavardhan Rathore at Rashtrapati Bhawan for PM Modi's swearing-in ceremony (Express Photo: Abantika Ghosh)

Yogi Adityanath at Rashtrapati Bhawan for PM Modi's swearing-in ceremony (Express Photo: Abantika Ghosh)

Ravi Shankar Prasad at Rashtrapati Bhawan for PM Modi's swearing-in ceremony (Express Photo: Abantika Ghosh)

Former Finance Secretary S. Jaishankar arrives at PM residence

Ahead of the oath-taking ceremony of Narendra Modi and his Union counil of ministers Thursday evening, former Finance Secretary S. Jaishankar arrived at the residence of Narendra Modi in 7, Lok Kalyan Marg, Delhi. 

Amit Shah to be minister in Modi govt: Gujarat BJP chief

BJP president Amit Shah is all set to join the Narendra Modi cabinet, according to a congratulatory message by Gujarat BJP chief Jitu Vaghani Thursday. Read full story here

Modi and his new team of ministers will be sworn in at 7 pm.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi also visited the memorial of former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee in New Delhi. (Express Photo: Tashi Tobgyal)

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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