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PM Modi Begins New Term With 57 Ministers: Film, Business Celebs Attend Modi's Oath-Taking Ceremony

Darpan News Desk IANS, 30 May, 2019
  • PM Modi Begins New Term With 57 Ministers: Film, Business Celebs Attend Modi's Oath-Taking Ceremony

The who's who of business, cinema, politics and sports gathered to be witness of the return of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and formation of his new cabinet at the forecourt of the Rashtrapati Bhavan, here on Thursday.

 

A red carpet was laid out for the guests for the oath-taking ceremony which took place as the sun set in the national capital, where the temperature was well above 40 degrees.

 
 

 
 

Modi, who led the BJP-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) to a spectacular victory in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections was administered the oath of office and secrecy in Hindi by President Ram Nath Kovind at a ceremony attended by around 8,000 people.

 
 

From the business world, there were Lakshmi Mittal, Ratan Tata, Gautam Adani, Mukesh Ambani with Nita and son Anmol, T. S. Kalyanaraman, Tata Group Chairman Natarajan Chandrasekaran, Vedanta's Founder and Chairman Anil Agarwal.

 

The 1983 World Cup winning team skipper Kapil Dev was also present among the guests.

 
 

Spiritual master Sadhguru took a prominent seat at the event, which was also attended by former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and former President Pratibha Patil, along with UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi, Congress President Rahul Gandhi, party leader Ghulam Nabi Azad seated prominently.

 
 

Film celebrities Kangana Ranaut chose a gossamer white sari for the occasion, and veteran singer Asha Bhosle also chose an elegant cream for the event. Also present were Karan Johar, superstar Rajinikanth, besides Anupam Kher, Sushant Singh Rajput, Shahid Kapoor, Anil Kapoor, Abhishek Kapoor, Siddharth Roy Kapoor, Boney Kapoor, Madhur Bhandarkar, Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra, Aanand L. Rai, Omung Kumar, Rajkumar Hirani, Kapil Sharma, Kailash KherAshoke Pandit and Mahaveer Jain -- all were dressed in either formal suits or simple ethnic wear.

 

Rajinikanth was accompanied by his wife Latha, as was Shahid, who came with Mira.

 

Ahead of the event, Anil Kapoor wrote on Instagram: "Honoured to be attending one of the most important ceremonies of the year."

 

Filmmaker Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra told IANS that he was humbled to be a part of the "historic moment".

 
 

"The question is not what we expect from them. The question is what each Indian will do for their Motherland," he said.

 

Kangana, a day before reaching Delhi to be a part of the ceremony, had told the media: "There are a lot of expectations associated with him (Modi)... So all my best wishes for him that whatever goals he has set for himself, he reaches all of them."

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Here’s the full list of the new council of ministers who took along with PM Modi

 
 

Cabinet ministers

 

Rajnath Singh

 

Amit Shah

 

Nitin Gadkari

 

Sadananda Gowda

 

Nirmala Sitharaman

 

Ram Vilas Paswan

 

Narendra Singh Tomar

 

Ravi Shankar Prasad

 

Harsimarat Kaur Badal

 

Thaawarchand Gehlot

 

S Jaishankar

 

Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank

 

Arjun Munda

 

Smriti Irani

 

Harsh Vardhan

 

Prakash Javadekar

 

Piyush Goel

 

Dharmendra Pradhan

 

Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi

 

Prahlad Joshi

 

Mahendra Nath Pandey

 

Arvind Sawant

 

Giriraj Singh

 

Gajendra Singh Shekhawat

 
 

Ministers of state with independent charge

 
 

Santosh Kumar Gangwar

 

Rao Inderjit Singh

 

Shripad Yesso Naik

 

Dr Jitendra Singh

 

RK Singh

 

Kiren Rijiju

 

Prahlad Singh Patel

 

Hardeep Singh Puri

 

Mansukh Mandaviya

 
 

Ministers of state

 
 

Faggansingh Kulaste

 

Ashwini Kumar Choubey

 

Arjun Ram Meghwal

 

V. K. Singh

 

Krishan Pal

 

Danve Raosaheb Dadarao

 

G. Kishan Reddy

 

Parshottam Rupala

 

Ramdas Athawale

 

Niranjan Jyoti

 

Babul Supriyo

 

Sanjeev Kumar Balyan

 

Dhotre Sanjay Shamrao

 

Anurag Singh Thakur

 

Angadi Suresh Channabasappa

 

Nityanand Rai

 

Rattan Lal Kataria

 

V. Muraleedharan

 

Renuka Singh Saruta

 

Som Parkash

 

Rameswar Teli

 

Pratap Chandra Sarangi

 

Kailash Choudhary

 

Debasree Chaudhuri

 
20 NEW MINISTERS, GIANT KILLERS IN MODI 2.0 TEAM
 

Prime Minister Narendra Modi pressed the refresh button and inducted 20 new faces in his council of ministers rewarding giant killers in the Lok Sabha election and dropping some of the most visible faces of his team -- finance minister Arun Jaitley, external affairs minister Sushma Swaraj and commerce minister Suresh Prabhu.


While Jaitley's omission had become public on Wednesday as he opted out on health grounds, the absence of Sushma and Prabhu came as a surprise.


A bigger surprise, however, was the inclusion of former foreign secretary S. Jaishankar into the cabinet.


In the last five years, despite serious ailment, Sushma had won accolades for turning foreign office into people's ministry and Suresh Prabhu was seen as the "to go" man handling key ministries including railways.


The tallest among the first-time ministers is party president Amit Shah who was seated third in the row of seniority after the PM and Rajnath Singh. He was followed by Nitin Gadkari and Sadanand Gowda.


The first indication of Amit Shah's progression into the government had come when he decided to contest Lok Sabha elections from Gandhinagar. After scripting historic victory for the BJP in the election, he was seen as a natural claimant for a prominent position.


The Modi-Shah team will now be in play in the government after scoring a series of electoral wins.


Those who fought valiantly in the election were rewarded even if they were first-time MPs.


First-time MP from Secunderabad G Krishan Reddy was awarded with MoS berth. Kailash Choudhary, a young BJP leader who fought a tough battle in Barmer against Madhavendra Singh of the Congress (formerly with BJP), was a rewarded with MoS rank.


Debashree Choudhary, who won from Raiganj in West Bengal in a tough fight, is now a minister.


Pratap Chandra Sarangi, first-time MP from Balasore in Odisha, got the maximum cheers as he is already known on the internet for his humble lifestyle, has been made a minister.


Even among allies, Arvind Sawant of Shiv Sena who defeated Milind Deora of Congress in South Mumbai, has joined the cabinet.


Some promiment names like Rajyavardhan Rathore, Jayant Sinha and Maneka Gandhi have been dropped.

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