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Narendra Modi Cabinet 2019 oath-taking ceremony Updates: Modi, Amit Shah take oath; Maneka Gandhi likely to be pro-tem LS Speaker

PM Narendra Modi oath-taking ceremony Updates: PM-elect Narendra Modi will likely hold a bilateral with Kyrgyzstan President, who arrived in New Delhi today, after the swearing-in ceremony. According to reports, the meeting is likely to be at 10.15 pm.

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Narendra Modi Cabinet 2019 oath-taking ceremony Updates: Modi, Amit Shah take oath; Maneka Gandhi likely to be pro-tem LS Speaker
  • A multi-layered security arrangement will be in place in the National Capital today, with the deployment of around 10,000 security personnel from Delhi Police and paramilitary forces on account of Narendra Modi's swearing-in ceremony

  • The swearing-in ceremony of Modi and his Council of Ministers is scheduled to take place today at 7 PM at Rashtrapati Bhavan

  • Necessary traffic diversions will be given for several roads including Akbar Road, Rajpath, Teen Murti Marg, Krishna Menon Marg, Pandit Pant Marg, Talkatora Road, Gurudwara Rakab Ganj Road, Tyagaraj Marg and SP Marg

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Modi favours continuity, list of ministers likely to include many old faces

According to sources, here is the list of leaders who have received a call from BJP chief Amit Shah for a possible ministerial berth. The list shows that Modi favours continuity since he has maintained most of the names from the previous Cabinet. Arun Jaitley is not on the list, since the former finance minister requested to be kept out of the new Cabinet, but some of the old names in the list are of Rajnath, Sitharaman, Prakash Javadekar, Smriti Irani, Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi, Kiran Rijiju, Babul Supriyo, Ravi Shankar Prasad and Jitendra Singh. 

Sadanad Gowda, Bengaluru North MP
Rajnath Singh , Lucknow  MP
Arjun Ram Meghwal, Bikaner MP
Prakash Javadekar, Rajyasabha
Ramdas Athavle
Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi, Rajya Sabha
Babul Supriyo, Asansol MP
Suresh Angadi, Belgam MP
Dr Jitendra Singh
Piyush Goyal , Rajya Sabha
Ravi Shankar Prasad, Patna MP
Kishan Reddy, Mp From Telangana
Prahlad Joshi (Dharwad,Karnataka)
Nirmala Sitharaman Rajya Sabha
Smriti Irani Amethi MP
Prahlad Patel , Damoh MP
Raveendranath , Aiadmk , Theni MP (TN)
Purshotam Rupala, Rajyasabha
Mansukh Mandavia , Palitana MP
Rao Inderajit , Gurugram MP
Krishan Pal Gurjar, Faridabad MP
Anupriya Patel, Apna Dal
Kiren Rijiju, Arunachal West
Kailash Chaudhry, Barmer MP
Sanjeev Baliyan, Mujaffarnagar MP
RCP Singh , JDU MP, Rajya Sabha
Nityanand Rai, Ujiyarpur MP, Bihar
Thawar Chand Gehlot, Shahjahanpur MP
Debashree Chaudhuri, Raiganj MP
Ramesh Pokhiriyal Nishank, Haridwar MP.
Mansukh Vasava , Bharuch, Gujarat.
Rameshwar Teli, Dibrugarh MP
Harsimrat Kaur Badal, Sad, Bathinda MP
Sushma Swaraj
Som Prakash , Hoshiarpur MP (Punjab)
Santosh Gangwar. Bareilly MP (UP)

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May 30, 2019 - 22:30 (IST)
Cabinet Ministers Minister of State (Independent Charge) Minister of State
Narendra Modi (Prime Minister) Santosh Kumar Gangwar Faggansingh Kulaste
Raj Nath Singh Rao Inderjit Singh Ashwini Kumar Choubey
Amit Shah Shripad Yesso Naik Arjun Ram Meghwal
Nitin Jairam Gadkari Jitendra Singh General (Retd) VK Singh
DV Sadananda Gowda Kiren Rijiju Krishan Pal
Nirmala Sitharaman Prahalad Singh Patel Danve Raosaheb Dadarao
Ram Vilas Paswan Raj Kumar Singh G Kishan Reddy
Narendra Singh Tomar Hardeep Singh Puri Parshottam Rupala
Ravi Shankar Prasad Mansukh L Mandaviya Ramdas Athawale
Harsimrat Kaur Badal   Niranjan Jyoti
Thaawar Chand Gehlot   Babul Supriyo
Dr Subrahmanyam Jaishankar   Sanjeev Kumar Balyan
Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’   Dhotre Sanjay Shamrao
Arjun Munda   Anurag Singh Thakur
Smriti Zubin Irani   Angadi Suresh Channabasappa
Dr Harsh Vardhan   Nityanand Rai
Prakash Javadekar   Rattan Lal Kataria
Piyush Goyal   V Muraleedharan
Dharmendra Pradhan   Renuka Singh Saruta
Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi   Som Parkash
Pralhad Joshi   Rameswar Teli
Dr Mahendra Nath Pandey   Pratap Chandra Sarangi
Arvind Ganpat Sawant   Kailash Choudhary
Giriraj Singh   Debasree Chaudhuri
Gajendra Singh Shekhawat    

May 30, 2019 - 22:27 (IST)

Locals celebrate after the conclusion of Modi's swearing-in in his hometown Vadnagar in Gujarat

May 30, 2019 - 22:25 (IST)

Narendra Modi and President Ram Nath Kovind with BIMSTEC leaders

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May 30, 2019 - 22:24 (IST)

Narendra Modi and President Ram Nath Kovind with the newly-appointed Council of Ministers

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May 30, 2019 - 22:22 (IST)

Congress congratulates Modi, Council of Ministers

Taking to Twitter from its official handle, the Congress party today congratulated Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Council of Ministers.

May 30, 2019 - 22:20 (IST)

A tea-seller celebrated Modi's swearing-in in West Bengal's Siliguri

A tea seller in West Bengal's Siliguri distributed tea for free to express his happiness ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi oath-taking ceremony. "Modi ji is taking oath as Prime Minister for the second time. I have deep affection for BJP since 1999 when Atal Bihari Vajpayee was the Prime Minister. I am happily distributing tea for free as today Modi is going to take the oath as the Prime Minister," Nand Lal Sunar, the tea seller told ANI.

In Birbhum, 31 priests performed Yagya at Tarapith temple hours before Modi's swearing-in.

In West Bengal, Mamata Banerjee took part in a sit-in organised by her party outside the Naihati Municipality on Thursday to protest against the alleged violence perpetrated by BJP after the announcement of poll results.

May 30, 2019 - 22:10 (IST)

Passers-by gathered in Mumbai's Byculla to watch Modi's oath-taking ceremony

May 30, 2019 - 21:53 (IST)

Maneka Gandhi, JP Nadda, Radha Mohan Singh and Suresh Prabhu were not included in Modi Cabinet

May 30, 2019 - 21:49 (IST)

Family members of CRPF jawan martyred in Pulwama attack attend ceremony

Family members of Sudip Biswas, one of the CRPF jawans who lost his life in Pulwama terror attack on 14 February, attended Prime Minister Narendra Modi's swearing-in ceremony, ANI reported. Ahead of the event, his mother said, "We have been invited to attend the event. Despite being in sorrow we have come here."

One of his relatives said, "They supported us in our troubled times. We have faith in the government and that is the reason why we have come for the event."

May 30, 2019 - 21:36 (IST)

Maneka Gandhi likely to be pro-tem Speaker

Senior BJP leader and eight-time MP Maneka Gandhi is likely to be the pro-tem Speaker in the 17th Lok Sabha, sources told PTI. Gandhi, 62, a veteran BJP leader, had won from the Sultanpur seat in Uttar Pradesh. Sources said she has been selected to become the pro-tem Speaker in the 17th Lok Sabha. Gandhi is the outgoing Union minister for women and child development.

Narendra Modi oath-taking ceremony Updates: PM-elect Narendra Modi will likely hold a bilateral with Kyrgyzstan President, who arrived in New Delhi today, after the swearing-in ceremony. According to reports, the meeting is likely to be at 10.15 pm.

An updated list of the likely Cabinet ministers includes names of BJP Begusarai MP Giriraj Singh, Fatehpur MP Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti. Several ministers, including Prakash Javadekar, Arjun Ram Meghwal, Ramesh Pokhriyal, have received the call from BJP chief Amit Shah to be part of the new Cabinet which will be sworn in at 7 pm today at the Rashtrapati Bhavan. Smriti Irani, Ravi Shankar Prasad, Prakash Javadekar, Piyush Goyal, Ramdas Athawale, Rajnath Singh, Nirmala Sitharaman, Prahlad Joshi, Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi, Babul Supriyo, Nitin Gadkari, Nityananda Rai, Sanjeev Baliyan, Anupriya Patel, Thawar Chand Gehlot and Harsimrat Kaur are likely to be a part of the new Narendra Modi Cabinet, even as several hopefuls wait to be part of the government ahead of the swearing-in ceremony today at the Rashtrapati Bhavan.

According to reports, Modi will meet the new ministers at his residence at 4.30 pm today ahead of the swearing-in ceremony. A list of probable ministers was released earlier today to the media, however, this is not the final list. The full official list of Cabinet ministers and their portfolios will be released to the public after the oath-taking ceremony.

The Bangalore North MP-elect Sadananda Gowda is also said to have received a call from Lok Kalyan Marg confirming his selection to the ministerial berth, News18 reports. Earlier reports said that SAD's Harsimrat Kaur and Shiv Sena's Arvind Sawant will likely be part of the new Cabinet.

Quoting sources in the Prime Minister's Office told the media that new ministers to be inducted in the Cabinet will meet Prime Minister-elect Narendra Modi at 4.30 pm before the swearing-in ceremony which is scheduled for 7 pm at Rashtrapati Bhavan. According to News18, BJP chief Amit Shah has already started making calls to probable Cabinet ministers.

According to reports, Prime Minister-elect Narendra Modi and BJP chief Amit Shah are meeting to discuss the list of new ministers at Modi's residence at the 7 Lok Kalyan Marg. Ahead of today's ceremony, Shah and Modi had a flurry of meetings deliberating on the list of new ministers to be inducted in the new Cabinet.

While the number and names of the leaders who would take oath as ministers in the second stint of the NDA government have been kept under wraps, there is much speculation about the composition of the cabinet. Modi and Shah, who had a five-hour meeting on Tuesday, met again on Wednesday evening for a three-hour session. While no details were available, the meetings are understood to be part of the process of finalising the government portfolios.

The probable names of new ministers to be inducted in Narendra Modi government for the second term haven't been made public yet, but reports have quoted Shiv Sena leaders as saying that each BJP ally will likely get one ministerial post. Harsimrat Kaur Badal of BJP's ally in Punjab Shiromani Akali Dal is likely to be given a ministerial berth, reports have said. Badal was also the Union Cabinet Minister of Food Processing in the 16th Lok Sabha.  Shiv Sena's Sanjay Raut said that Arvind Sawant has been chosen on Uddhav Thackeray's suggestion. "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," Raut said.

A traffic advisory issued a day ahead of the ceremony said several roads in New Delhi district will be closed for movement of public between 4 pm to 9 pm on Thursday and motorists and public were asked to avoid them.

The advisory further said roads including Rajpath — from Vijay Chowk to Rashtrapati Bhavan, Vijay Chowk and adjoining areas including North and South fountain, South Avenue, North Avenue, Dara-Shikoh Road and Church Road will be closed for public between 4 pm and 9 pm.

A multi-layered security arrangement will be in place in the National Capital today, with the deployment of around 10,000 security personnel from Delhi Police and paramilitary forces on account of Narendra Modi's swearing-in ceremony which will be attended by foreign dignitaries and chief ministers and governors of several states among others.

The swearing-in ceremony of Modi and his Council of Ministers is scheduled to take place today at 7 PM at Rashtrapati Bhavan.

Quick Response Teams will be deployed at several crucial spots. Snipers will also be deployed atop several important buildings as Modi will visit Rajghat, Sadaiv Atal Samadhi and National War Memorial on Thursday to pay homage, a senior police official said.

"Over 10,000 security personnel from Delhi Police and paramilitary forces have been deployed on account of the swearing-in-ceremony," the official said.

Another police official said over 2,000 security personnel will also be deployed along the route to be taken by Modi and other foreign dignitaries.

A number of heads of states, heads of governments, constitutional authorities, diplomats, senior political leaders, government officials and media persons are scheduled to attend the ceremony.

A traffic official added that necessary traffic diversions will be given for several roads including Akbar Road, Rajpath, Teen Murti Marg, Krishna Menon Marg, Pandit Pant Marg, Talkatora Road, Gurudwara Rakab Ganj Road, Tyagaraj Marg and SP Marg.

Similarly, traffic diversions will be given on Khushak Road, K Kamaraj Marg, Rajaji Marg, Shanti Path, Raisina Road -- beyond Rail Bhawan roundabout towards Parliament House and Moti Lal Nehru Marg (beyond roundabout Udyog Bhawan towards R.P. Bhawan) which are expected to face congestion due to the ceremony, the traffic official added.

Traffic signages have been provided for the information of invitees and public. All motorists are advised to follow the directions of the traffic police on duty, the advisory added.

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