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PM Modi begins 2nd term with 57 member team

He became the first non-Congress Prime Minister to have won a second consecutive term in office after the BJP won a massive mandate.

During the nearly two-hour long ceremony, 58 ministers were administered oath of office and secrecy by President Ram Nath Kovind. 

Those included in the Council of Ministers are Rajnath Singh, Amit Shah, Nitin Gadkari, D V Sadanand Gowda, Nirmala Sitharaman, Ram Vilas Paswan, Narendra Singh Tomar, Ravi Shankar Prasad, Harsimrat Kaur Badal, Thawar Chand Gehlot, Dr. Subrahmanyam Jaishankar, Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank”, Arjun Munda, Smriti Zubin Irani, Dr Harsh Vardhan, Prakash Javadekar, Piyush Goyal, Dharmendra Pradhan, Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi, Prahlad Joshi, Mahendra Nath Pandey, Arvind Ganpat Sawant, Giriraj Singh, and Gajendra Singh Shekhawat.

Santosh Kumar Gangwar, Rao Inderjit Singh, pad Yesso Naik, Dr Jitendra Singh, Kiren Rijiju, Prahlad Singh Mulayam Singh Patel, RK Singh, Hardeep Singh Puri, Mansukh Lal Mandaviya took oath as Ministers of State (Independent Charge). Faggan Singh Kulaste, Ashwini Kumar Choubey, Arjun Ram Meghwal, General VK Singh, Krishan Pal Gurjar, Danve Raosaheb Dadarao, G Kishan Reddy, Parshottam Rupala, Ramdas Athavle, Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti, Babul Supriyo, Sanjeev Baliyan, Sanjay Shamrao Dhotre, Anurag Thakur, Suresh Angadi, Nityanand Rai, Ratan Lal Kataria, V Murlidharan, Renuka Singh Saruta, Som Prakash, Rameshwar Teli, Pratap Chandra Sarangi, Kailash Choudhary and Debasree Chaudhury took oath as Ministers of State.

 

Later in a tweet, Prime Minister said “This team is a blend of youthful energy and  administrative experience. It has people who have excelled as Parliamentarians and those who have had distinguished professional careers.Together, we will work for India’s progress.”

 

The union government can have as many as 80 ministers in the 543-member Lok Sabha.The function was attended by leaders from BIMSTEC countries and foreign envoys, Governors, Chief Ministers, Opposition leaders, corporate heads and film stars. President of Sri Lanka Maithripala Sirisena, President of Myanmar, U Win Myint, President of Bangladesh, Md. Abdul Hamid, Prime Minister of Bhutan, Dr Lotay Tshering, Prime Minister of Nepal, K P Sharma Oli, Special Envoy of Thailand, Grisada Boonrach, President of the Kyrgyz Republic, Sooronbay Jeenbekov and Prime Minister of Mauritius, Pravind Jugnauth witnessed the event. 

 

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