Narendra Modi takes oath as PM for 2nd consecutive term, Council of ministers sworn-in (VIDEO)

As Narendra Modi government returns to office for the second consecutive term, 24 Cabinet Minister, 9 Ministers of State (Independent Charge) and 24 Ministers of State took oath of office and secrecy at the Rashtrapati Bhawan.

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New Delhi: As Narendra Modi government returns to office for the second consecutive term, 24 Cabinet Minister, 9 Ministers of State (Independent Charge) and 24 Ministers of State took oath of office and secrecy at the Rashtrapati Bhawan.

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Harsimrat Kaur Badal, Thaawar Chand Gehlot, Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishant take oath

Harsimrat Kaur Badal takes oath as minister in the new cabinet.

Thaawar Chand Gehlot is a Rajya Sabha member from Madhya Pradesh, and is 2nd member of Upper House to be sworn in so far (after Nirmala Sitharaman).
Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishant, former CM of Uttarakhand, is the BJP member of Parliament from Haridwar. He has been sworn in as Cabinet minister.

Ram Vilas Paswan, BJP’s 1st ally, to take oath

Ram Vilas Paswan takes the oath as Cabinet minister. The Lok Janshakti Party chief is the first ally of the BJP to be sworn in at the grand event being held at Rashtrapati Bhavan.

For those who don’t remember, Paswan did not contest the elections this year.

Heeraben, PM Modi’s mother watches the swearing-in ceremony from Ahmedabad

Amit Shah takes oath at Rashtrapati Bhavan

Amit Shah, the BJP president, takes the oath of office after Narendra Modi and Rajnath Singh.

Amit Shah contested the Lok Sabha elections for the first time this election from Gandhinagar and won with a huge margin.

Following his win, Amit Shah on Wednesday resigned from Rajya Sabha.

Modi sworn in as 16th PM of India:

Narendra Modi took the oath of office and secrecy at the Rashtrapati Bhawan. He took the oath of office in Hindi.

Cheers and a thunderous applause breaks out after Modi takes the oath of office. A record number of 8,000 guests are attending PM Modi’s swearing-in ceremony.

The guest list includes heads of several neighbouring countries, chief ministers of most of the states and Bollywood stars.

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The swearing-in ceremony in the forecourt of the Rashtrapati Bhavan is expected to be grand affair with more than 6,000 guests, including leaders from the BIMSTEC countries, opposition leaders Rahul Gandhi and Sonia Gandhi, chief ministers, corporate honchos and film stars set to be in attendance as President Ram Nath Kovind administers the oath of office and secrecy to 68-year-old Modi and his ministerial colleagues.

# Anurag Thakur, winning BJP MP from Hamirpur, Himachal Pradesh is also meeting PM Modi at 7 Lok Kalyan Marg, right now.

# BJP Chief Amit Shah likely to join Union Cabinet, PM to meet his new team shortly.

# Pictures of area near Rashtrapati Bhavan decorated by Horticulture Department of the New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC).

# Jitu Vaghani tweets photo with Amit Shah and others.

# Jitendra,producer&veteran actor on arrival in Delhi to attend PM Modi’s oath taking ceremony: It’s a historic moment. I’m a big follower of Modi Ji & an ardent fan. I think the country is in a beautiful hands. I am so happy for my countrymen and happy for myself to be here today.

#Preparation underway

# Sukhbir Singh Badal, Shiromani Akali Dal President on attending the swearing-in ceremony of the PM today: It is a matter of joy that a new govt is being formed. Country needs a strong govt and it is getting one.

# Shripad Yesso Naik, BJP: I want to thank the Prime Minister and Party President Amit Shah for again giving me a chance of serving the country by making me a part of the government. I have been invited to the oath taking ceremony, not been informed of the ministry yet.

# General (Retd) VK Singh to meet PM Narendra Modi at 4:30 PM today at 7, Lok Kalyan Marg.


# Debasree Chaudhuri, BJP MP from Raiganj, West Bengal: I am feeling very good, I was expecting the phone call.

Debasree Chaudhuri, BJP MP from Raiganj, WB: Upcoming assembly election will be one-sided because TMC will not exist. Their MLAs & Councillors are joining BJP. TMC will not be able to do anything in next election. BJP will form the govt there. We will finish them in 5-6 months.

# BJP Ramesh Pokhriyal: I received a phone call from party president Amit Shah Ji, he asked me to be present for the meeting with the prime minister today evening. He also asked me to be present at the oath ceremony.

# Santosh Gangwar, BJP on reports that he is likely to be appointed as Pro-tem Speaker of 17th Lok Sabha: I can’t be the Pro-tem Speaker after becoming a Minister. Someone else will get that post. I will carry out whatever responsibility will be given to me.

# Anupam Kher, to attend PM Modi’s oath ceremony today: It feels good to be a part of a historic event. Development was the focus for this Lok Sabha elections. As citizens of the country, it is time for us to also make our contribution to the country.

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# Prakash Javadekar to meet PM Narendra Modi at 4:30 PM today at 7, Lok Kalyan Marg.

# BJP leader Niranjan Jyoti: I have received a phone call from the party president. I express my gratitude to the prime minister for including me in his team.

# Arjun Ram Meghwal, BJP: I thank the PM & Amit Shah ji for showing trust in me. I thank them on behalf of the people of Bikaner. PM’s vision will be significant for India. He had said that we want to remove our tag of developing nation & make India a developed nation.

# BJP leaders Santosh Gangwar, Jitendra Singh and Nityanand Rai to meet PM Narendra Modi at 4:30 PM today at 7, Lok Kalyan Marg.

# Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) Chief, Ram Vilas Paswan to also meet PM Narendra Modi at 4:30 PM today at 7, Lok Kalyan Marg.

# Film director Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra: It’s a very important day for India & the people of the country. I am extremely fortunate to be a part of this ceremony. We should not have false expectation from anybody or ourselves. We should keep doing our job putting right foot forward.

# Nitin Gadkari to meet Narendra Modi at 4:30 PM today.

# I had always gone to the Parliament on a bicycle.

# DV Sadananda Gowda, BJP: I received a call from Amit Shah. He said that I should be there at home office of PM at 5 o’clock&swearing-in ceremony at 7 o’clock. At 5 o’clock PM will have tea with cabinet&other ministerial colleagues&then we’ll go to Rashtrapati Bhavan to take oath.

# Family members of Sudip Biswas, one of the CRPF personnel who lost his life in Pulwama terror attack.

# Smriti Irani received call about getting ministry in Modi govt

# BJP leaders DV Sadananda Gowda and Giriraj Singh to meet PM Narendra Modi at 4:30 PM today at 7, Lok Kalyan Marg.

# BJP leaders Piyush Goyal and Bhupender Yadav at party president Amit Shah’s residence in Delhi

# BJP leaders Dharmendra Pradhan and Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi to meet PM Narendra Modi at 4:30 PM today at 7, Lok Kalyan Marg

# Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) MP from Bathinda, Harsimrat Kaur Badal and BJP MP from Asansol, Babul Supriyo to take oath as ministers, today evening.

# Ministers taking the oath will meet Prime Minister Modi at 4:30 pm: PMO source. New ministers will meet Prime Minister at 7 Lok Kalyan Marg.

# Here is what Hema Malini has to say:

# President of Sri Lanka, Maithripala Sirisena, arrives in Delhi.

# Delhi Traffic Police: Movement of general public to be closed at Rajpath (from Vijay Chowk to Rashtrapati Bhawan), Vijay Chowk and adjoining areas including North & South fountain, South Avenue, North Avenue, Dara Shikoh Road, Church Road between 4 PM to 9 PM today.

# President of Myanmar, U Win Myint, arrives in Delhi.

# Raveen Thukral, Media Adviser to Punjab CM: CM Amarinder Singh to not attend PM Narendra Modi’s oath ceremony today.

# BJP MP from Midnapore & West Bengal BJP president,Dilip Ghosh on WB CM Mamata Banerjee to not attend PM Modi’s oath ceremony: People have given a mandate against the political killings in the state. She can’t face family members of those who were killed due to political violence.

# Delhi: A meeting between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP President Amit Shah is underway at 7 Lok Kalyan Marg (LKM).

# Family members of 54 BJP workers

# Thailand’s Special Envoy Grisada Boonrac arrives in Delhi to take part in PM Narendra Modi’s oath ceremony today. Thailand’s Ambassador to India, Chutintorn Gongsakdi says, “We have come to celebrate India’s vibrant and resilient democracy.”

# Sanjay Raut, Shiv Sena: From Shiv Sena one leader will take oath as a minister. Uddhav ji has given Arvind Sawant’s name, he will take oath as a minister.

#Song for PM Modi

# BJP MP Manoj Tiwari on West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee not attending PM Modi’s oath ceremony today: Unko aana bhi nahi chahiye. Jaise unhone loktantra mein hinsa karke khoon-kharaba kiya…unke pass nazar kahan hai ki aisi sabha mein baith kar logon se nazar milayen.

# Foreign Secretary Vijay Gokhle receives Prime Minister of Bhutan, Lotay Tshering on his arrival in Delhi. He will attend PM Narendra Modi’s oath ceremony at Rashtrapati Bhawan later today.

# Prime Minister Narendra Modi pays tribute at the National War Memorial in Delhi.

#  Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Bharatiya Janata Party President Amit Shah pay tribute at Sadaiv Atal Samadhi, the memorial of late Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee.

#  Narendra Modi pays tribute to Mahatma Gandhi at Rajghat.

# Pravind Kumar Jugnauth, Prime Minister of Mauritius, arrives at IGI airport; received by Foreign Secretary Vijay Gokhale. He will attend the swearing-in-ceremony of Narendra Modi as the Prime Minister later today.

Leaders from all BIMSTEC

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.

President of Bangladesh Abdul Hamid, President of Sri Lanka Maithripala Sirisena, President of Myanmar U Win Myint, Prime Minister of Bhutan Lotay Tshering, Prime Minister of Nepal KP Sharma Oli, and Thailand’s Special Envoy Grisada Boonrach will be present in the national capital Delhi for attending the ceremony. The President of Kyrgyzstan, Sooronbay Jeenbekov will also be present at the event.

Several overseas friends of BJP from 15 countries, including the US, Australia, Germany and the UK, have also been invited.

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