Cabinet 2019 oath-taking ceremony: Narendra Modi, Amit Shah, Smriti Irani sworn-in; Sushma Swaraj, Suresh Prabhu, Jayant Sinha dropped [Photos]

President Ram Nath Kovind administered oaths to Narendra Modi and his Council of Ministers. While BJP's allies in the NDA got one berth each, the saffron party dropped some of its ministers, including Maneka Gandhi, Suresh Prabhu, Jayant Sinha, Sushma Swaraj, JP Nadda and Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore

FP Staff May 31, 2019 00:01:02 IST
On the day that he was to be sworn in as Prime Minister, Narendra Modi and his Council of Ministers paid tribute to BJP veteran late Atal Bihari Vajpayee at Sadaiv Atal Samadhi in Delhi. PTI
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On the day that he was to be sworn in as Prime Minister, Narendra Modi and his Council of Ministers paid tribute to BJP veteran late Atal Bihari Vajpayee at Sadaiv Atal Samadhi in Delhi. PTI
The Rashtrapati Bhavan was decked up for the oath-taking ceremony, which would mark the beginning of Narendra Modi's second consecutive term as Prime Minister. AP
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The Rashtrapati Bhavan was decked up for the oath-taking ceremony, which would mark the beginning of Narendra Modi's second consecutive term as Prime Minister. AP
President Ram Nath Kovind administered oaths of office and secrecy to PM Narendra Modi and his council of 57 ministers. While BJP's allies in the NDA got one berth each, the saffron party dropped some of its ministers, including Maneka Gandhi, Suresh Prabhu, Jayant Sinha, Sushma Swaraj, JP Nadda and Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore. Amit Shah was inducted into the cabinet. AP
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President Ram Nath Kovind administered oaths of office and secrecy to PM Narendra Modi and his council of 57 ministers. While BJP's allies in the NDA got one berth each, the saffron party dropped some of its ministers, including Maneka Gandhi, Suresh Prabhu, Jayant Sinha, Sushma Swaraj, JP Nadda and Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore. Amit Shah was inducted into the cabinet. AP
Leaders of BIMSTEC countries including President of Kyrgyzstan Sooronbay JeenbekovPresident 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 gala event. AP
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Leaders of BIMSTEC countries including President of Kyrgyzstan Sooronbay JeenbekovPresident 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 gala event. AP
This is the second time Modi took the oath at the forecourt of Rashtrapati Bhavan. Modi was sworn in by former president Pranab Mukherjee in 2014 in the presence of over 3,500 guests including the heads of SAARC countries. Reuters
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This is the second time Modi took the oath at the forecourt of Rashtrapati Bhavan. Modi was sworn in by former president Pranab Mukherjee in 2014 in the presence of over 3,500 guests including the heads of SAARC countries. Reuters
Amit Shah was sworn into the cabinet, fuelling speculation that he might get the finance portfolio, a position vacated by Arun Jaitley. PTI
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Amit Shah was sworn into the cabinet, fuelling speculation that he might get the finance portfolio, a position vacated by Arun Jaitley. PTI
Leaders from various political parties, including Congress' Rahul Gandhi, Sonia Gandhi, Manmohan Singh and Ghulam Nabi Azad, were in attendance. Reuters
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Leaders from various political parties, including Congress' Rahul Gandhi, Sonia Gandhi, Manmohan Singh and Ghulam Nabi Azad, were in attendance. Reuters
Famed personalities from the worlds of business, entertainment and sports attended the ceremony. Seen here is Reliance Industries chairman Mukesh Ambani and his wife Nita Ambani. AP
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Famed personalities from the worlds of business, entertainment and sports attended the ceremony. Seen here is Reliance Industries chairman Mukesh Ambani and his wife Nita Ambani. AP
Among one of the surprise picks for the Cabinet was former foreign secretary Subrahmanyam Jaishankar, who had played an instrumental role in the India-US Nuclear Agreement in 2006. Sushma Swaraj, who held the External Affairs portfolio, was dropped from the Cabinet. Reuters
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Among one of the surprise picks for the Cabinet was former foreign secretary Subrahmanyam Jaishankar, who had played an instrumental role in the India-US Nuclear Agreement in 2006. Sushma Swaraj, who held the External Affairs portfolio, was dropped from the Cabinet. Reuters