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Live from Rashtrapati Bhavan: Narendra Modi takes oath as Prime Minister of India, 57 other ministers sworn in

The swearing-in ceremony is being attended by nearly 8,000 guests, including foreign dignitaries and chief ministers and governors. 

Live from Rashtrapati Bhavan: Narendra Modi takes oath as Prime Minister of India, 57 other ministers sworn in
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NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi took the oath of office for the second time in a row at Rashtrapati Bhavan on Thursday evening. The Council of Ministers which includes BJP lawmakers and NDA leaders were next to take swear-in. The event was attended by nearly 8,000 guests, including foreign dignitaries and chief ministers and governors, and watched by millions across the world through live telecast. The guests attending the swearing-in ceremony were treated to high tea at PM Modi's residence at 7 Lok Kalyan Marg. President Ram Nath Kovind will later host a private dinner for the leaders. The size of the gathering is seen as a reflection of the massive mandate received by Modi government in the Lok Sabha election. 

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Here are all the live updates from May 30 (Thursday):

# ''Congratulations to all those who took oath today. This team is a blend of youthful energy and administrative experience. It has people who have excelled as Parliamentarians and those who have had distinguished professional careers','' tweets PM Modi. 

# PM congratulates his Council of Ministers after the conclusion of the swearing-in ceremony.

# There are 20 first-timers in PM Modi's Cabinet.

# Maneka Gandhi, Suresh Prabhu, JP Nadda, Radha Mohan Singh not included in PM Modi's Cabinet this time.

# Here are some visuals of celebrations from PM Narendra Modi's hometown, Vadnagar. 

# Here's the group photograph of the Union Council of Ministers with President Ram Nath Kovind and Vice President Venkaiah Naidu.

# Twenty-five Cabinet Ministers, 24 Ministers of State and nine Ministers of State (Independent Charge) take oath of office and secrecy. 

# Barmer MP Kailash Choudhary and Raiganj MP Deboshree Chowdhuri take oath. 

# Pratap Chandra Sarangi, a first-time Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP from Balasore in Odisha, swears-in. Sarangi is known for riding a bicycle and leading a frugal life

# Nityanand Rai, Rattan Lal Kataria, V. Muraleedharan, Renuka Singh Saruta, Som Parkash and Rameshwar Teli take oath of office. 

# Sanjeev Balyan swears-in, followed by Sanjay Shamrao Dhotre, Anurag Singh Thakur and Suresh Angadi.

# Suresh Prabhu congratulates the Council of Ministers on Twitter: 

# Singer-turned-politician Babul Supriyo, who defeated actor-turned Trinamool MP Moon Moon Sen from Asansol, takes oath of office in English.

# Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti takes oath of office.

# NDA ally Ramdas Athawale, former minister for social justice and empowerment in the previous Narendra Modi cabinet, takes oath of office. 

# Rajya Sabha MP Subhash Chandra attends Prime Minister Narendra Modi's swearing-in ceremony at Rashtrapati Bhavan.




# Next to swear-in are General VK Singh, Krishan Pal, Raosaheb Dadarao Danve, Gangapuram Kishan Reddy and Parshottam Khodabhai Rupala.

# Faggan Singh Kulaste takes oath, followed by Ashwini Kumar Choubey and Arjun Ram Meghwal.

#  Ministers to take their oaths in English so far: Sadananda Gowda, Nirmala Sitharaman, Hardeep Singh Puri, Pralhad Joshi, Subrahmanyam Jaishankar and Harsimrat Kaur Badal.

# Prahlad Singh Patel, Raj Kumar Singh, Hardeep Singh Puri oath of office

# "Honoured to serve India," tweeted PM Modi. 

#Rao Inderjit Singh, Shripad Naik, Jitender Singh, and Kiren Rijiju sworn-in. 

# Santosh Gangwar, the senior-most member of the Council of Ministers, takes oath of office. 

# Giriraj Singh and Gajendra Singh Shekhawat swear-in.

# BJP ally Shiv Sena leader Arvind Sawant takes oath of office. He's the only Shiv Sena member to get a berth in the Modi 2.0 government.

# Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi, Pralhad Joshi, Dr Mahendra Nath Pandey sworn-in.

# Dr Harsh Vardhan, Prakash Javadekar, Piyush Goyal and Dharmendra Pradhan take oath of office.

# Smriti Irani, who defeated Congress president Rahul Gandhi and earned the title of 'giant slayer', takes oath of office. The audience broke out into loud claps of thunder as she stepped on the podium.

Though the 43-year-old popular television actor-turned-politician lost in 2014, she had succeeded in bringing down the victory margin of Gandhi to only 1.07 lakh from 3.7 lakh in the previous election. The voters rewarded Irani for her sustained efforts in 2019. In her previous stint with the NDA-I, Irani was appointed as the HRD and Information & Broadcasting Minister. Later, the portfolio was changed to Textile.

# Uttar Pradesh: BJP workers in Lucknow celebrate as Narendra Modi takes oath as the Prime Minister for a second term.



# Ramesh Pokhriyal "Nishank" and Arjun Munda take oath of office.

# Former Foreign Secretary Subrahmanyam Jaishankar and Dr. Thawar Chand Gehlot take oath of office.

# Second NDA ally - SAD leader Harsimrat Kaur Badal - takes oath of office. A three-time parliamentarian from Bathinda in Punjab, the 53-year-old was the food processing minister in the NDA-I.

# President's office tweets: 


# Narendra Singh Tomar and Ravi Shankar Prasad take oath of office. 

# LJP chief Ram Vilas Paswan is the first NDA ally to take oath at Thursday's event

# Nirmala Sitharaman takes oath of office and secrecy.

# Sadananda Gowda takes oath of office and secrecy. He's the first minister to take the oath in English.

# Nitin Gadkari takes the oath of office and secrecy. Next in the line are Sadananda Gowda and Nirmala Sitharaman.

# Amit Shah takes oath of office and secrecy.

# Rajnath Singh takes oath of office and secrecy. 

# PM Modi's mother Heeraben Modi watches the swearing-in ceremony, claps with joy: 

# Historic Moment: Narendra Damodardas Modi takes oath of office and secrecy as the Prime Minister of India for a second consecutive term at Rashtrapati Bhavan.

# President Ram Nath Kovind arrives to administer oath of office and secrecy to Narendra Modi and his Council of Ministers

# First lady Savita Kovind arrives at the venue.

# PM Narendra Modi arrives at Rashtrapati Bhavan to take oath for the second term.

# Several Bollywood personalities in attendance for PM Modi's swearing-in ceremony: Shahid Kapoor and wife Mira Rajput, Raj Kumar Hirani, Boney Kapoor, Kangana Ranaut and Madhur Bhandarkar.

# No call from PMO to BJP ally Apna Dal's Anupirya Patel. She's currently attending the PM's Modi's swearing-in.

# Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena, Bhutanese Prime Minister Lotay Tshering, Kyrgyzstan President Sooronbay Jeenbekov and Nepal's Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli reach the venue. 

# Sunny Deol, Sushma Swaraj, and Rajiv Pratap Rudy arrive for the ceremony. 

# Congress president Rahul Gandhi along with UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi arrive at Rashtrapati Bhavan ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's swearing-in ceremony. 

# Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray along with his son Aditya Thackeray reach.

# NSA Ajit Doval, Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal, and Congress' Ghulam Nabi Azad arrive for the ceremony.

# Bihar CM Nitish Kumar, whose party JDU will not be a part of Modi ministry 2.0, reach Rashtrapati Bhavan.

# Former PM Manmohan Singh, BJP veteran LK Advani along with wife and daughter Pratibha Advani reach the venue. 

# Bihar CM Nitish Kumar confirms that JDU won't be a part of Modi ministry. The JDU supremo, however, that the party will remain to be a part of the National Democratic Alliance. 

# President's bodyguards and Chief of the Army Staff Bipin Rawat arrive at the Rashtrapati Bhavan.

# UP CM Yogi Adityanath, BJP veterans Murli Manohar Joshi and Sumitra Mahajan, LJP leader Chirag Paswan and Gujarat CM Vijay Rupani, Reliance's Mukesh and Anant Ambani, Ratan Tata, SAD patron Parkash Singh Badal, Gautam Adani and many more seen in the guest's section of Rashtrapati Bhavan's forecourt.

# BJP President Amit Shah arrives at Rashtrapati Bhavan ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's swearing-in ceremony.


# Guests reach for the swearing-in ceremony in the forecourt of Rashtrapati Bhavan, the same venue as in 2014. The event then was attended by about 5,000 guests. The Forecourt is used for the ceremonial reception of visiting Heads of State and Heads of Government as also for the Change of Guard ceremony. 

# Top corporate honchos likely to attend the event are Gautam Adani (Adani Group), Deepak Parekh (HDFC), Uday Kotak (Kotak Mahindra Bank), Ratan Tata (Tata Trusts), Dilip Sanghvi (Sun Pharma) and Ashish Chauhan (BSE).

# Meeting concludes at PM's residence. VK Singh, Hardeep Singh Puri, Babul Supriyo, Thawar Chand Gehlot, Nirmala Sitharaman, Sadanand Gowda, Harsh Vardhan, Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi, Kiren Rijiju, Rajnath Singh, Prakash Javadekar, Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti, Giriraj Singh, Ram Vilas Paswan, Arjun Ram Meghwal, Amit Shah, Krishanapal Gurjar, Santosh Gangwar, Arvind Sawant, Ashwini Kumar Choubey leave from 7 Lok Kalyan Marg.

# READ: BJP's Kailash Choudhary rushes to Delhi's CP to shop clothes after ministerial call

# Rajnath Singh congratulates new AP CM Jagan Mohan Reddy



# Ravi Shankar Prasad, Nitin Gadkari and RK Singh leave PM Modi's residence. 

# BJP MPs Anurag Thakur and Rita Bahuguna likely to oath as ministers in Modi government

# Indian Foreign Service 1977 Batch officer and former Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar to be part of PM Modi Cabinet.

# NEW DELHI: Meeting begins at 7 Lok Kalyan Marg. Prime Minister Modi is meeting the probable faces of his new Council of Ministers over high tea.

# Gujarat BJP chief says Amit Shah will be part of Modi government.


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



# Karnataka CM HD Kumaraswamy met Congress president Rahul Gandhi to discuss various issues, including the current political scenario in the state. Kumaraswamy told Rahul that Congress-JDS coalition government in the state is functioning smoothly with cooperation and coordination between both the parties. He also appealed to the party chief not to quit AICC president position as the nation needs his service.

#  Rahul Gandhi, Sharad Pawar discuss the merger of Congress-NCP, say sources

# Congress President Rahul Gandhi arrives at NCP chief Sharad Pawar's residence in Delhi. 


# The Narendra Modi government is likely to present the full Union Budget 2019 by the first week of July with prime focus on farmers' issue, agriculture and employment. Read more


# Nepal's Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli arrives in Delhi.


# Kyrgyzstan president Sooronbay Jeenbekov arrives in Delhi to attend PM Narendra Modi's oath ceremony:


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

# Amit Shah reaches PM Modi's residence

# Gurajat MP Mansukh Mandaviya will reach the Rashtrapati Bhavan from his residence by cycle to take oath as a Union Minister.

# New Andhra Pradesh CM Jagan Mohan Reddy and Telangana CM K. Chandrashekar Rao will not be able to attend Prime Minister Narendra Modi's swearing-in ceremony. The duo was forced to cancel their trip after a no-fly zone was declared around Delhi from 4 pm. Both were supposed to leave from Vijayawada for Delhi around 3. KCR is now returning to Hyderabad. 

# Debasree Chaudhuri, BJP MP from Raiganj, WB, says, "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 five to six month."


# AIADMK MP P Raveendrananth Kumar, son of Tamil Nadu Deputy CM O Paneerselvam (OPS), gets a call.

# Muzaffarnagar BJP MP Sanjeev Balyan also gets a call.

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.

# General V K Singh, BJP MP from Ghaziabad, also gets a call

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.

# Bihar BJP president Nityanand Rai gets a call. 

# "I got a call to take oath. I am completely surprised by this, wasn't expecting a minister's post. This is a win for karyakartas. They helped me reach here and this minister's berth is for them. My priority is the development of the region and Punjab," Som Prakash tells Zee News.

# Amit Shah calls Sanjay Shamrao Dhotre who won from Maharashtra's Akola.

# Sixty-four-year-old BJP leader Suresh Angadi, a senior Lingayat leader, has won from North Karnataka for four consecutive terms.  

# Renuka Singh, BJP MP from Surguja in Chhattisgarh and popular tribal leader, to be included in Modi government 2.0. 

# Pralhad Joshi, the four-time lawmaker from Dharwad and former BJP Karnataka BJP chief, is in the running for Lok Sabha speaker's post. 

# Radha Mohan Singh, Harsh Vardhan yet to get a call.

# Piyush Goyal arrives at Amit Shah's residence. 

# Ramchandra Prasad Singh from Janata Dal (United) also gets a call.

# Adani Group Chairman Gautam Adani to attend the ceremony.

# Deboshree Chowdhury, BJP MP from Raiganj in West Bengal, gets a call.

# Rajasthan BJP MPs Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore, Arjun Ram Meghwal, Kailash Choudhary and Gajendra Singh Shekhawat get calls from PMO.

# HDFC Chairman Deepak Parekh to join the oath ceremony.

# Karnataka: BS Yeddyurappa's son BY Raghavendra, Umesh Jadhav who defeated Congress veteran leader Mallikarjun Kharge and GM Siddeshwara are in the contention, say source/

# Punjab BJP MP Som Prakash to take oath as minister, gets a call from Amit Shah.

# Santosh Gangwar gets an invite from PMO: "I got a call to take oath as a minister. Thank PM Modi and Amit Shah," he said.

# BJP MPs DV Sadananda Gowda, Suresh Angadi, Giriraj Singh, Dharmendra Pradhan, Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi will meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi at 4.30 pm at 7, Lok Kalyan Marg, in the national capital today.

# Sushma Swaraj gets a call from the PMO.

# Gujarat Rajya Sabha MPs Parshottam Rupala and Mansukh L. Mandaviya to take oath today.

# Former Uttarakhand chief minister and BJP MP from Haridwar Ramesh Pokhriyal 'Nishank' gets an invite.

# BJP MPs Jitender Singh, Piyush Goel, Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi, Pralhad Joshi, Ravi Shankar Prasad, and G Kishan Reddy get calls from the Prime Minister's Office.

# Damoh BJP MP Pralhad Patel and Belgaum MP Suresh Angadi get calls from the PMO.

# Republican Party of India (A) chief Ramdas Athawale and Lok Janshakti Party chief Ram Vilas Paswan gets calls from the PMO.

# New faces going to be inducted in the Narendra Modi's ministry today are Suresh Angadi, Kishan Reddy, Pralhad Joshi, Kailash Chaudhari, Krishnapal Gurjar.

# Arjun Ram Meghwal gets call from PMO inviting him to take oath as minister. Jitender Singh, Ramdas Athawale, Kishan Reddy, Ram Vilas Paswan, Suresh Angadi, Piyush Goel, Pralhad Joshi, Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi and Nitin Gadkari also get call from PMO.

# PM Narendra Modi may meet new ministers at 4:30 PM: Sources

# Congress leader and Punjab CM Amarinder Singh to not attend PM Modi's swearing-in ceremony.

# Senior BJP leader Bhupendra Yadav arrives at Amit Shah's residence. 

Nepal PM KP Sharma Oli heading for India at 1:45 PM (Local Time) today to attend Indian Counterpart Narendra Modi’s oath-taking ceremony this evening: Nepal PM Secretariats

# BJP West Bengal unit president Dilip Ghosh says that CM Mamata Banerjee decided to skip PM Modi's swearing-in because she can't "face the family members of those who were killed due to political violence".

Sanjay Raut: 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.

# Family members of 54 BJP workers who were killed in political violence in West Bengal, arrive in Delhi to take part in Prime Minister Narendra Modi's oath ceremony today.

# 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."

# Varanasi: Hindustani classical singer Pandit Chhannulal Mishra sings a 'Badhaiya' for Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

PM Modi in a series of tweets commemorated Mahatma Gandhi, Atal Bihari Vajpayee and Indian soldiers. "May this special occasion further popularise Bapu’s noble ideals and continue inspiring us to empower the lives of the poor, downtrodden and marginalise," he tweeted about Gandhi.

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar is meeting JD(U) leaders at his residence.  Nitish is scheduled to meet many senior leaders of BJP on Thursday.

BJP president Amit Shah reaches Prime Minister Narendra Modi's residence in New Delhi.

# Santosh Gangwar to be pro tem speaker. He is the senior most member of Lok Sabha

# Senior Shivsena MPs are reportedly unhappy over the decision to give ministerial berth to Arvind Sawant. They are unhappy because the leadership has neglected MPs from rural Maharashtra and chosen an MP from Mumbai. 

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: BJP MP Manoj Tiwari on West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee not attending PM Modi's oath ceremony.

Navneet Kaur Rana, Member of Parliament from Amravati, Maharashtra: I am excited to take part in PM Modi's oath ceremony. A number of youngsters have been elected this time, they will bring with them a new vision.

Congress has decided to not send spokespersons on television debates for a month, tweeted Randeep Surjewala.

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.

# PM Narendra Modi pays tributes to martyrs at War Memorial.

# PM Modi pays tributes to former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee at Atal Smriti.

PM Narendra Modi paid tributes to Mahatma Gandhi at Rajghat

# Narendra Modi's swearing-in ceremony to be biggest ever event at Rashtrapati Bhavan; multi-layer security in Delhi. (Read full report here.)

# A traffic advisory has also been issued and several roads in New Delhi will be closed for movement of public between 4 PM to 9 PM. The advisory said that 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.