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Full List of 58 Union Cabinet Ministers Taking Oath After Narendra Modi’s Swearing-In Ceremony

While Amit Shah debuts in the Narendra Modi cabinet, Sushma Swaraj won’t be part of the Union Council of Ministers anymore.

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Updated:May 30, 2019, 11:18 PM IST
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Full List of 58 Union Cabinet Ministers Taking Oath After Narendra Modi’s Swearing-In Ceremony
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New Delhi: Amit Shah, Smriti Irani, Rajnath Singh, Nirmala Sitharaman, Prakash Javadekar, Babul Supriyo and several others took the oath of office after Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the Rashtrapati Bhavan. The portfolio distribution and list of Ministers of State is yet to be announced.

Modi, 68, was administered the oath of office and secrecy by President Ram Nath Kovind at a glittering ceremony at the forecourt of majestic Rashtrapati Bhavan.

Top opposition leaders, including former prime minister Manmohan Singh, Congress President Rahul Gandhi and UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi, corporate honchos, film stars, chief ministers and a galaxy of leaders from BIMSTEC countries were part of the nearly 8,000 guests at the ceremony.

Sushma Swaraj, Manoj Sinha, Mahesh Sharma, Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore, Arun Jaitley, KJ Alphons, Hansraj Ahir, Maneka Gandhi, Radha Mohan Singh, Suresh Prabhu, Anant Geete, Uma Bharti and Jayant Sinha, who were part of the first Modi government, will not feature in the Union cabinet anymore.

Here’s a list of leaders who took oath on Thursday evening:

CABINET MINISTERS

1. Narendra Modi

2. Rajnath Singh

3. Amit Shah

4. Nitin Jairam Gadkari

5. DV Sadananda Gowda

6. Nirmala Sitharaman

7. Ramvilas Paswan

8. Narendra Singh Tomar

9. Ravi Shankar Prasad

10. Harsimrat Kaur Badal

11. Thaawar Chand Gehlot

12. Subrahmanyam Jaishankar

13. Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’

14. Arjun Munda

15. Smriti Zubin Irani

16. Harsh Vardhan

17. Prakash Javadekar

18. Piyush Goyal

19. Dharmendra Pradhan

20. Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi

21. Pralhad Joshi

22. Mahendra Nath Pandey

23. Arvind Ganpat Sawant

24. Giriraj Singh

25. Gajendra Singh Shekhawat

MINISTERS OF STATE (INDEPENDENT CHARGE)

1. Santosh Kumar Gangwar

2. Inderjit Singh

3. Shripad Yesso Naik

4. Jitendra Singh

5. Kiren Rijiju

6. Prahalad Singh Patel

7. Raj Kumar Singh

8. Hardeep Singh Puri

9. Mansukh L Mandaviya

MINISTERS OF STATE

1. Faggansingh Kulaste

2. Ashwini Kumar Choubey

3. Arjun Ram Meghwal

4. General (Retd) VK Singh

5. Krishan Pal

6. Danve Raosaheb Dadarao

7. G Kishan Reddy

8. Parshottam Rupala

9. Ramdas Athawale

10. Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti

11. Babul Supriyo

12. Sanjeev Kumar Balyan

13. Dhotre Sanjay Shamrao

14. Anurag Singh Thakur

15. Angadi Suresh Channabasappa

16. Nityanand Rai

17. Rattan Lal Kataria

18. V Muraleedharan

19. Renuka Singh Saruta

20. Som Parkash

21. Rameswar Teli

22. Pratap Chandra Sarangi

23. Kailash Choudhary

24. Debasree Chaudhuri

This is the second time Modi took oath at the forecourt of the Rashtrapati Bhavan. Modi was sworn in by the then President Pranab Mukherjee in 2014 in the presence of over 3,500 guests, including the heads of SAARC countries.

Earlier, Chandra Shekhar in 1990 and Atal Bihari Vajpayee in 1999 were sworn in at the sprawling forecourt.

Leaders of BIMSTEC countries, including President of Bangladesh Abdul Hamid, Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena, Nepal Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli, President of Myanmar U Win Myint and Bhutanese Prime Minister Lotay Tshering, also attended the event.

Thailand's Special Envoy Grisada Boonrach represented the country.

Besides India, BIMSTEC (Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation) comprises Bangladesh, Myanmar, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Nepal and Bhutan as members.

Kyrgyz President and current chair of Shanghai Cooperation Organisation Kyrgyz President Sooronbay Jeenbekov, and Mauritius PM Pravind Kumar Jugnauth also attended the event.

| Edited by: Nitya Thirumalai
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