Modi cabinet

PM Modi is expected to underline role of ministers of state in the running of ministries and may ask Cabinet ministers to give their deputies adequate responsibilities.

The 68-year-old stalwart took oath as the Prime Minister for the second consecutive term. Top leaders and guests were invited from around the world and across the nation to attend Modi's swearing-in ceremony.

The JD(U) on Thursday decided to not be a part of Narendra Modi's new Cabinet, saying it would not accept the BJP's offer of only one ministerial berth.

"I am writing to you to formally request you that I should be allowed a reasonable time for myself, my treatment and my health and, therefore, not be a part of any responsibility, for the present, in the new government," Jaitley wrote in a letter to PM.