Narendra Modi returns as PM with bigger mandate, 19 first-timers among 58 MPs to take oath

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Updated:May 30, 2019 9:20:27 pm

Narendra Modi took oath as Prime Minister of India for the second time at the forecourt of Rashtrapati Bhavan. His jumbo team includes 58 ministers.

Modi oath, Modi swearing in, Modi swearing in liveNarendra Modi takes oath as Prime Minister of India for the second term. (Photo/@Twitter BJP4India)

Narendra Modi Swearing in Ceremony: Narendra Modi took oath as Prime Minister of India for the second term at the forecourts of Rashtrapati Bhavan on Thursday. President Ram Nath Kovind administered the oath of office and secrecy to him and 57 other members of Council of Ministers in the presence of nearly 8,000 guests, making it the biggest-ever event held at the sprawling campus. The new Modi government has 19 first timers. The new team has 25 Cabinet Ministers, 24 Minister of State and 9 Minister of State with Independent Charge.

Rajnath Singh, Amit Shah, Nirmala Sitharaman, Nitin Gadkari, Ram Vilas Paswan, Sadananda Gowda, Smriti Irani, Narendra Singh Tomar, Ravi Shankar Prasad were among the top leaders who joined Modi Sarkar 2.0.

Heads of BIMSTEC nations, Kyrgyzstan President Sooronbay Jeenbekov and Mauritius Prime Minister Pravind Jugnauth were also present for the function. Governors and Chief Ministers of all the states were also invited. Congress president Rahul Gandhi, UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi, former PM Manmohan Singh, LK Advani  and several other Opposition leaders attended the swearing-in ceremony. Barring CMs of West Bengal (Mamata Banerjee), Kerala (P Vijayan, Odisha (Naveen Patnaik) and Punjab (Amarinder Singh), several CMs were present on the occasion.

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    21:02 (IST)30 May 2019
    Kailash Choudhary, Deboshree Choudhary join new Modi govt

    Barmer MP Kailash Choudhary joins the Modi government as Minister of State. Choudhary defeated Manvendra  Singh, son of former Union Minister Jaswant Singh from Barmer seat by over three lakh votes in Lok Sabha election 2019.  Deboshree Choudhary, first time MP from Raiganj in West Bengal, also join the Modi government. 

    20:58 (IST)30 May 2019
    Rameshwar Teli, Pratap Sarangi take oath as ministers in Modi govt

    Rameshwar Teli, BJP MP from Assam's Dibrugarh, takes oath as minister in the Modi government. Pratap Sarangi, MP from Balasore in Odisha. Sarangi is referred as 'Odisha's Modi' by his followers.  Sarangi is the poorest MP in the Modi cabinet.

    20:52 (IST)30 May 2019
    Renuka Singh Saruta, Som Prakash take oath as ministers

    Renuka Singh Saruta,  MP from Chhattisgarh, takes oath as Minister of State.  Som Prakash, BJP MP from Hoshiarpur in Punjab and former IAS officer, also joins the Modi government.

    20:48 (IST)30 May 2019
    Ratanlal Katariya, V Murlidharan take oath

    Ratanlal Katariya,  who defeated Congress leader Kumari Selja from Ambala seat, sworn-in as Minister of State. V Muralidharan, Rajya Sabha MP from Maharashtra, also joins the new Modi government.

    20:44 (IST)30 May 2019
    Suresh Angadi, Nityanand Rai join Modi Govt 2.0

    Suresh Angadi, four-time BJP MP from Belgam in Karnataka, takes oath as Minister of State.  Nityanand Rai, BJP MP from Ujiarpur, takes oath as Minister of State.

    20:40 (IST)30 May 2019
    Sanjay Dhotre, Anurag Thakur take oath

    Akola MP Sanjay Dhotre, Hamirpur (Himachal Pradesh) Anurag Thakur take oath as Minister of State.

    20:35 (IST)30 May 2019
    Babul Supriyo, Sanjeev Kumar Balyan take oath

    Asansol BJP MP Babul Supriyo, takes oath Minister of State in the new Modi government. He defeated Trinamool Congress candidate Moon Moon Sen in the just concluded Lok Sabha election 2019. Sanjeev Kumar Balyan, Muzaffarnagar BJP MP, joins Team Modi too.

    20:32 (IST)30 May 2019
    Ramdas Athawale, Sadhvi Niranjana Jyoti take oath as Minister of State

    Republican Party of India chief Ramdas Athawale takes oath as Minister of State along with Sadhvi Niranjana Jyoti. She won the Lok Sabha election 2019 from Fatehpur seat in Uttar Pradesh.

    20:28 (IST)30 May 2019
    G Krishna Reddy, Parshottam Rupala take oath

    G Krishna Reddy, BJP MP from Secunderabad Lok Sabha constituency and Parshottam Rupala, who served as Union Minister of State for Panchayati Raj, Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, take oath as Minister of State.

    20:24 (IST)30 May 2019
    Krishnapal Gurjar, Raosaheb Danve take oath

    Faridabad BJP MP Krishnapal Gurjar takes oath along with Raosaheb Danve. BJP MP from Jalna in Maharashtra, take oath as Minister of State.

    20:19 (IST)30 May 2019
    Arjun Ram Meghwal, VK Singh join Modi cabinet

    Arjun Ram Meghwal, BJP MP from Bikaner, takes oath as Minister of State  in Modi Government 2.0. General (retired) VK Singh, who served as junior External Affairs Minister in the previous government joins the Modi Cabinet for second term.

    20:15 (IST)30 May 2019
    Faggan Singh Kulaste, Ashwini Choubey sworn-in as ministers

    Faggan Singh Kulaste,  who won the Lok Sabha election from Mandla in Madhya Pradesh, takes oath along with Ashwini Choubey, who represents Buxar seat on the Lower House of Parliament. 

    20:12 (IST)30 May 2019
    Hardeep Singh Puri, Mansukh Mandaviya take oath

    Hardeep Singh Puri, who contested Lok Sabha election 2019 from Amritsar but lost, takes oath as Minister of State. He served as Urban Development Minister in the Modi Government 1. Mansukh Mandaviya,  who is often spotted riding a bicycle to Parliament, takes oath as Minister of State.

    20:08 (IST)30 May 2019
    Pralhad Patel, RK Singh take oath as ministers

    Pralhad  Patel, BJP MP from Damoh in Madhya Pradesh, takes oath as minister. Patel, who is a 5-time MP,  had served in Atal Bihari Vajpayee government as well. RK Singh, MP from Ara in Bihar, also takes oath Minister of State.

    20:04 (IST)30 May 2019
    Jitendra Singh, Kiren Rijiju

    Dr. Jitendra Singh, Udhampur MP, who served as Minister of State in the PMO in the outgoing Modi government, takes oath as minister again.  Kiren Rijiju, who served as MoS Home in the previous Modi government, also takes oath.

    20:00 (IST)30 May 2019
    Rao Inderjit Singh, Sripad Nayak take oath

    Gurugram MP Rao Inderjit Singh takes oath as Minister of State. Sripad Nayak, who has represented North Goa constituency continuously from 1999,  also takes oath.

    19:57 (IST)30 May 2019
    Gajendra Singh Sekhawat, Santosh Gangwar take oath

    Gajendra Singh Sekhawat, who defeated Rajasthan CM Ashok Gehlot's son Vaibhav Gehlot from Jodhpur seat, take oath as Cabinet minister. Santosh Gangwar, who represents Bareli in Lok Sabha, also takes oath.

    19:53 (IST)30 May 2019
    Arvind Sawant, Giriraj Singh take oath as Cabinet ministers

    Shiv Sena MP from South Mumbai Arvind Sawant and Giriraj Singh who defeated former JNU students union leader Kanhaiya Kumar from Begusarai seat take oath. 

    19:48 (IST)30 May 2019
    Prahlad Joshi, Mahendra Nath Pandey take oath

    Prahlad Joshi, former Karnataka BJP president and BJP's Chandauli MP Mahendra Nath Pandey take oath as ministers. Pandey served as MoS HRD in the previous Modi government.

    19:44 (IST)30 May 2019
    Dharmendra Pradhan, Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi take oath

    Dharmendra Pradhan, who is Rajya Sabha MP from Madhya Pradesh and served as Petroleum minister the outgoing Modi government and Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi take oath as Cabinet ministers. Naqvi has served as minister in Atal Bihari Vajpayee government as well.

    19:41 (IST)30 May 2019
    Prakash Javadekar, Piyush Goyal, Harshvardhan take oath

    Prakash Javadekar, who served as HRD Minister in the previou  Modi government and Piyush Goyal, who headed the Power, Coal and Rail ministries, have been inducted in the Cabinet again. Chandni Chowk MP Harshvardhan also takes oath. Portfolios of these ministers will be announced later.

    19:39 (IST)30 May 2019
    Smriti Irani, Arjun Munda take oath

    Smriti Irani, who defeated Congress president Rahul Gandhi from Amethi seat by over 55,000 votes, takes oath as Cabinet Minister. Former Jharkhand CM Arjun Munda, who won the Lok Sabha election 2019 from Khunti, also takes oath. 

    19:36 (IST)30 May 2019
    Smriti Irani, Arjun Munda take oath

    Smriti Irani, who defeated Congress president Rahul Gandhi from Amethi by over 55,000 votes, takes oath as Cabinet minister. Former Jharkhand CM Arjun Munda, who won Lok Sabha election 2019 from Khunti, also sworn-in.

    19:30 (IST)30 May 2019
    Thawar Chand Gehlot, S Jaishankar, Ramesh Pokhriyal join team Modi

    Thawar Chand Gehlot, S Jaishankar, former Foreign Secretary, and former Uttarakhand CM Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank  join Team Modi 2.0

    19:25 (IST)30 May 2019
    Ravi Shankar Prasad, Narendra Singh Tomar, Harsimrat Kaur Badal take oath

    Ravi Shankar Prasad, Narendra Singh Tomar, Harsimrat Kaur Badal take oath as ministers.  Ravi Shankar Prasad won the Lok Sabha election from Patna Sahib seat defeating Congress candidate Shatrughan Sinha. 

    19:19 (IST)30 May 2019
    Sadananda Gowda, Nirmala Sitharaman, Ram Vilas Paswan take oath

    Nirmala Sitharaman, Ram Vilas Paswan and Sadananda Gowda take oath as Cabinet Ministers in the new Modi government. They have served as ministers in the previous Modi government too.

    19:13 (IST)30 May 2019
    Nitin Gadkari takes oath

    Nitin Gadkari, who served as Highways and Road Transport Minister in the previou  Modi goverment, takes oath as Cabinet minister again. 

    19:11 (IST)30 May 2019
    Third to take oath is Amit Shah

    BJP president Amit Shah, who won the Lok Sabha election from Gujarat's Gandhinagar, takes oath as Cabinet minister.  Amit Shah is likely to replace Arun Jaitley as Finance Minister

    19:08 (IST)30 May 2019
    Rajnath Singh takes oath next

    Rajnath Singh, who won the Lok Sabha election from Lucknow, takes oath. Rajnath Singh, who served as Home Minister in the previous Modi government, is likely to continue on the post in the second term of Modi government.  READ: Rajnath Singh: Man of all seasons carries Vajpayee's legacy of 'Ajatshatru'

    19:04 (IST)30 May 2019
    Narendra Modi takes oath as Prime Minister of India

    Narendra Modi takes oath as Prime Minister of India. 

    18:58 (IST)30 May 2019
    Narendra Modi arrives at Rashtrapati Bhavan

    Dressed in white kurta-paijama and grey jacket, Narendra Modi arrives at Rashtrapati Bhavan for oath taking ceremony. "Honoured to serve India," Modi tweeted ahead of taking oath as PM.

    18:50 (IST)30 May 2019
    BIMSTEC leaders arrive at Rashtrapati Bhavan

    Leaders of BIMSTEC nations - Bangladesh, India, Myanmar, Sri Lanka, Thailand , Nepal and Bhutan - have arrived at Rashtrapati Bhavan for Modi's swearing-in ceremony. 

    18:43 (IST)30 May 2019
    Sushma Swaraj arrives for swearing-in ceremony

    Sushma Swaraj has reached Rashtrapati Bhavan. Swaraj, who served as External Affairs Minister in the previous Modi government, won't be part of Modi Sarkar 2.0

    18:39 (IST)30 May 2019
    Rahul Gandhi arrives at Rashtrapati Bhavan

    Congress president Rahul Gandhi arrives at Rashtrapati Bhavan with mother Sonia Gandhi to attend Narendra Modi's swearing-in ceremony. 

    18:34 (IST)30 May 2019
    Former PM Manmohan Singh,LK Advani superstar Rajinikanth arrive at Rashtrapati Bhavan

    Guests and dignitaries continue to arrive for Modi's swearing-in ceremony. Former Prime Minister Narendra Modi, veteran BJP leader LK Advani, Superstar Rajinikanth, Congress leader Shashi Tharoor, Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal, Samajwadi Party leader founder Mulayam Singh Yadav have arrived at Rashtrapati Bhavan

    18:18 (IST)30 May 2019
    Who's in, who's out in Modi's new team?

    While suspense remains over whether Sushma Swaraj will be part of Modi's new cabinet,  a few certain names are Amit Shah, Rajnath Singh, Nitin Gadkari, Prakash Javadekar, Ravi Shankar Prasad, Ram Vilas Paswan, Babul Supriyo, RK Singh, Narendra Singh Tomar

    18:05 (IST)30 May 2019
    KCR, Jagan to miss Modi's swearing-in as permission denied for landing of their aircraft in Delhi

    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 permission was denied for landing their special aircraft in Delhi.

    18:00 (IST)30 May 2019
    JD-U won't be part of new Modi govt, says Nitish Kumar

    Nitish Kumar's Janata Dal-United has said that the party won't be part of the new Modi Cabinet. Th  JD-U, which won 16 seats in Bihar, said it will be in the NDA but won't be part of the Modi government. "There are no differences with the BJP. We will continue to strongly support the government but won't be part of the cabinet. Nothing specific should be looked into it," Nitish Kumar told reporters in New Delhi before heading to Rashtrapati Bhavan to attend Modi's oath taking ceremony. 

    17:54 (IST)30 May 2019
    Amit Shah set to join Modi's new cabinet

    With Amit Shah set to join Modi's new cabinet, the BJP now  faces challenge of finding new party chief.  Read more here

    17:47 (IST)30 May 2019
    All decked up for Modi's swearing-in ceremony

    Guests have started to arrive at Rashtrapati Bhavan for Narendra Modi's oath taking as Prime Minister for the second time. President Ram Nath Kovind and his wife have already reached the forecourt where the function will be held. Veteran industrialist Ratan Tata was among the first guests to arrive for the function.

    Modi oath, Modi swearing in, Modi swearing in live Narendra Modi takes oath as Prime Minister of India for the second term. (Photo/@Twitter BJP4India)Ahead of the swearing-in ceremony, Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited Rajghat where he paid homage to Father of the Nation Mahatma Gandhi. He also visited Sadaiv Atal Samadhi to pay tributes to late BJP stalwart and former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee. BJP president Amit Shah and several BJP leaders were also present at the memorial of Vajpayee. The Prime Minister also visited National War Memorial to pay homage to the martyrs. The BJP made a stunning comeback in the just-concluded Lok Sabha elections, winning 303 seats on its own, 21 more than its 2014 tally of 282. The BJP-led NDA secured over 350 seats in 543-member Lok Sabha.