Narendra Modi Sworn In As Prime Minister, Amit Shah Finds Place In New Cabinet
Modi 2.0 Takes Shape
Narendra Modi has been sworn in as India's prime minister for a second consecutive term. President Ram Nath Kovind administered the oath of office 57 ministers of the new government, including first-timer Amit Shah, at the Rashtrapati Bhavan. The full list of the council of ministers can be seen here.
A look at the Modi swearing-in ceremony, as it happened.
The Missing Ministers
Some former Union ministers have not been given a second stint in the new Modi government.
- Sushma Swaraj, who was the external affairs minister, was present in the audience today but wasn't sworn-in as a union minister.
- Rajyavardhan Rathore, who served as a Minister of State for Ministry, was given a miss.
- Maneka Gandhi, who was earlier the Women and Child Affairs Minister, found no place in Modi 2.0.
- Jagat Prakash Nadda too did not make it to the union cabinet this time. He had served as the Minister of Health and Family Welfare.
- Jayant Sinha, the former Minister of State for Civil Aviation, did not make the cut either. His father, Yashwant Sinha has been a vocal critic of the Modi government.
- Former Finance Minister Arun Jaitley had opted out of the Modi government citing health concerns.
- Former Water Affairs Minister Uma Bharati was also given a miss.
BIMSTEC Leaders Meet PM Modi, President Ram Nath Kovind
At the end of the swearing-in ceremony at the Rashtrapati Bhavan, the leaders of BIMSTEC nations met Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President Ram Nath Kovind. The guests will now head to a dinner hosted by the President.
Deboshree Chowdhury Joins Modi 2.0
West Bengal BJP leader Deboshree Chowdhury has taken oath as a minister of state in the Narendra Modi government. She won the 2019 Lok Sabha elections from Raiganj, West Bengal. She will be a first time union minister.
Kailash Choudhary Takes Oath Of Office
Rajasthan BJP leader Kailash Choudhary has taken oath as a minister of state in the Narendra Modi government. He won the 2019 Lok Sabha elections from Barmer, Rajasthan. He is a first-time union minister.
Pratap Chandra Sarangi Takes Oath
Odisha BJP leader Pratap Chandra Sarangi has taken oath as a minister of state in the Narendra Modi government. He won the 2019 Lok Sabha elections from Balasore, Odisha. He is a first-time union minister.