Narendra Modi shakes hands with President Ram Nath Kovind as he takes oath as the Prime Minister of India for the second time. Photograph: Others
Prime Minister-elect Narendra Modi will take oath for a second term today at 7 pm. The ceremony will be attended by 6,000 invitees, including foreign dignitaries, allies and adversaries.
Earlier in the day, ahead of being sworn in as the prime minister for the second consecutive term, PM Narendra Modi, Thursday morning paid tributes to Mahatma Gandhi and BJP veteran late Atal Bihari Vajpayee. He also placed a wreath at the National War Memorial.
May 30, 2019, 10.56 PM
PM Modi congratulates his ministers
Congratulations to all those who took oath today. 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.— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) May 30, 2019
Together, we will work for India’s progress. pic.twitter.com/NKQh61eYCh
May 30, 2019, 09.28 PM
Those who took oath of office as cabinet ministers are — Rajnath Singh, Amit Shah, Nitin Jairam Gadkari, D V Sadananda Gowda, Nirmala Sitharaman, Ramvilas Paswan, Narendra Singh Tomar, Ravi Shankar Prasad, Harsimrat Kaur Badal, Thanwar Chand Gehlot, Ramesh Pokhriyal, Arjun Munda, Smriti Irani, Harsh Vardhan, Prakash Javadekar, Piyush Goyal, Dharmendra Pradhan, Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi, Prahlad Joshi, Mahendra nath pandey, Arvind Sawant, Giriraj Singh and Gajendra Shekhawat.
Those who took oath as minister of state with independent charge are:
Santosh Kumar Gangwar, Rao Inderjit Singh, Shripad Yesso Naik, Jitendra Singh Kiren Rijiju, Prahalad Singh Patel, Raj Kumar Singh, Hardeep Singh Puri Mansukh L Mandaviya.
Those who took oath as minister of state:
Faggan Singh Kulaste, Ashwini Kumar Choubey, Arjun Ram Meghwal, V K Singh, Krishan Pal, Danve Raosaheb Dadarao, G Kishan Reddy, Parshottam Rupala, Ramdas Athawale, Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti, Babul Supriyo, 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.
May 30, 2019, 09.13 PM
A man with avowed aim of having the BJP rule from 'panchayat to Parliament', Shah has built his party into a formidable army that has been forever marching on since he took charge as its president in July 2014.
May 30, 2019, 08.47 PM
As Prime Minister Modi and the new council of ministers took oath for the Modi government 2.0 on Thursday, take a look at the NDA allies who successfully clinched Cabinet portfolios for the new term.
May 30, 2019, 08.41 PM
Narendra Modi is one of the most famous and active politicians on social media with nearly 48 million followers.
May 30, 2019, 07.30 PM
Dr Subrahmanyam Jaishankar takes oath as Cabinet Minister in the Narendra Modi government. Subrahmanyam Jaishankar is an Indian diplomat who served as the Foreign Secretary from January 2015 to January 2018.
May 30, 2019, 07.25 PM
NDA leaders Nitin Gadkari, DV Sadananda Gowda, Nirmala Sitharaman, Ram Vilas Paswan, Narendra Singh Tomar, Ravi Shankar Prasad and Harsimrat Kaur Badal took oath as Cabinet Minister in the Narendra Modi government.
May 30, 2019, 07.12 PM
Amit Shah takes oath as cabinet Minister in the new Narendra Modi government.
May 30, 2019, 07.10 PM
Formerly the Minister of Home Affairs of India, Rajnath Singh, one of the senior party leaders took oatch of office.
May 30, 2019, 07.04 PM
Narendra Modi takes oath as the Prime Minister of India for a second term.
May 30, 2019, 06.44 PM
Reports say former foreign secretary S Jaishankar is likely to be sworn in as a minister in the Narendra Modi government today.
May 30, 2019, 06.31 PM
Actor Rajinikanth and his wife Latha arrived at Rashtrapati Bhavan.
May 30, 2019, 06.02 PM
Probable ministers who will be taking oath have just left from PM-designate Narendra Modi's residence. They will now head to the Rashtrapati Bhavan for the swearing-in ceremony.
May 30, 2019, 05.54 PM
Guests have started arriving at Rashtrapati Bhavan for the Prime Minister's swearing-in ceremony. Narendra Modi and his Cabinet of Ministers will be sworn in at 7 pm.
May 30, 2019, 04.54 PM
The swearing-in ceremony in the forecourt of the Rashtrapati Bhavan is expected to be grand affair with about 8,000 guests, including leaders from the BIMSTEC countries, opposition leaders Rahul Gandhi and Sonia Gandhi, chief ministers, corporate honchos and film stars, watching as President Ram Nath Kovind administers the oath of office and secrecy to 68-year-old Modi and his ministerial colleagues.
May 30, 2019, 04.50 PM
Gujarat BJP chief Jitu Vaghani has confirmed that party chief Amit Shah is being inducted into the Narendra Modi Cabinet 2.0. He has tweeted congratulating Shah.
प्रधानमंत्री श्री @narendramodiजी के नेतृत्व में केन्द्रीय मंत्री मंडल में मजबूत साथी के रूप में सामेल होने पर हमारे पर्थदर्शक एवं मार्गदर्शक श्रध्देय श्री @AmitShahजी से शुभेच्छा मुलाकात की और शुभकामनाएं दी। pic.twitter.com/ckzJKEeBA9— Jitu Vaghani (@jitu_vaghani) May 30, 2019
May 30, 2019, 04.46 PM
Leaders from all BIMSTEC (Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation) member-states have confirmed their attendance for Modi’s swearing-in ceremony.The bloc’s member nations include Bangladesh, Bhutan, Myanmar, Nepal, Sri Lanka, and Thailand besides India.
Important pillar of our #ActEastPolicy!— Raveesh Kumar (@MEAIndia) May 30, 2019
President of Myanmar, U Win Myint arrives in Delhi to attend the oath-taking ceremony of PM @narendramodi and the Council of Ministers @rashtrapatibhvn#BIMSTEC@IndiainMyanmar @MyanmarSC pic.twitter.com/qAHdTB9aD5
May 30, 2019, 04.28 PM
Earlier in the morning, the prime minister held a final round of consultations with BJP president Amit Shah to give shape to his council of ministers before sending the list to the Rashtrapati Bhavan.
May 30, 2019, 04.25 PM
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday visited Rajghat and paid tribute to 'Father of Nation' Mahatma Gandhi. He visited Sadaiv Atal Samadhi and paid tribute to late ex-Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee.
May 30, 2019, 04.22 PM
Narendra Modi, Amit Shah pays tribute to BJP veteran late Atal Bihari Vajpayee at Sadaiv Atal Samadhi, before being sworn in as PM for the second consecutive term. (PTI Photo)
May 30, 2019, 04.19 PM
Illuminated Rashtrapati Bhawan on the eve of the swearing-in ceremony of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Cabinet which will be held at 7 pm today in New Delhi. More than 20 leaders are likely to take oath along with Prime Minister Narendra Modi.(ANI Photo)