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Nirmala Sitharaman named Defence Minister: Glimpses from Modi cabinet reshuffle 2017

In the cabinet reshuffle on Sunday, nine new ministers have been inducted into the Narendra Modi-led NDA government. Nirmala Sitharaman was named as the new Defence Minister, while Piyush Goyal replaced Suresh Prabhu in the Railway Ministry.

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Nirmala Sitharaman was administered the oath of office and secrecy by President Ram Nath Kovind. She was appointed as the Defence Minister. (Express Photo by Neeraj Priyadarshi)

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Piyush Goyal was given the charge of Railways and has additional charge of the Coal Ministry. (Express photo by Neeraj Priyadarshi)

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Ashwini Kumar Choubey was appointed as the Minister of State in the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. (Express photo by Neeraj Priyadarshi)

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President Ram Nath Kovind administers oath to the newly inducted ministers of state, left to right Virendra Kumar , Ashwini Kumar Choubey, and Anantkumar Hegde at Rashtrapati Bhavan on Sunday. (Express photo by Neeraj Priyadarshi)

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Former Railway minister Suresh Prabhu with Nitin Gadkari in the reshuffle. Suresh Prabhu was given the charge of Commerce ministry. (Express photo byNeeraj Priyadarshi)

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Gulam Nabi Azad, Ravi Shankar Prasad and Amit Shah sharing light moments during Cabinet Reshuffle at Rashtrapati Bhavan (Express photo by Neeraj Priyadarshi)

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Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi,Nirmala Sitharaman,Piyush Goyal and Dharmendra Pradhan being sworn-in as a Cabinet Minister by President Ram Nath Kovind at Rashtrapati Bhavan. (Express photo by Neeraj Priyadarshi)

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President Ram Nath Kovind, Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu, Prime Minister Narendra Modi pose with new members of cabinet after the reshuffle at Rashtrapati Bhavan (Express photo by Neeraj Priyadarshi)

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Six ministers “volunteered to resign” before the reshuffle. The six outgoing ministers from the Cabinet include Kalraj Mishra (MoS MSME), Rajiv Pratap Rudy (MoS Independent Charge of Skill Development), Bandaru Dattatreya (Labour), Faggan Singh Kulaste (MoS Health), Sanjiv Balyan (MoS Water Resources) and Mahendra Nath Pandey (MoS HRD). (Express photo by Neeraj Priyadarshi)

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Nine new ministers were inducted into the council of ministers and four were promoted to the Union Cabinet during the reshuffle on Sunday. (Express photo by Neeraj Priyadarshi)

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Home Minister Rajnath Singh at Rashtrapati Bhavan on Sunday. (Express photo by Neeraj Priyadarshi)