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Modi sworn in as PM for 3rd consecutive term; 71 ministers take oath, 5 allies get one Cabinet berth each

President Droupadi Murmu administers the oath of office to Narendra Modi as prime minister, at Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi, Sunday, June 9, 2024. PTI



Tribune Web Desk

Chandigarh, June 9

Narendra Modi was sworn-in as prime minister on Sunday for a record-equalling third term, heading a Cabinet that emphasised continuity and experience while also rewarding partners in the BJP-led National Democratic Alliance government.

Along with Modi, senior BJP leaders including Rajnath Singh, Amit Shah, Nitin Gadkari, Nirmala Sitharaman and S Jaishankar, all ministers in Modi 2.0 Cabinet, took oath as cabinet ministers at the Rashtrapati Bhavan.

President Droupadi Murmu administered the oath of secrecy and office to Modi and 30 Cabinet ministers.

Dressed in a white kurta and churidar with a blue chequered jacket, Modi, 73, took the oath in the name of God. Modi became only the second prime minister after Jawaharlal Nehru to secure a third consecutive term.

In the recently concluded Lok Sabha elections, the BJP failed to win a simple majority, making it dependent on allies whose MPs also took the oath of office as Cabinet ministers -- JD(S) leader H D Kumaraswamy, HAM (Secular) chief Jitan Ram Manjhi, JD(U) leader Rajiv Ranjan Singh 'Lalan', TDP's K Ram Mohan Naidu and LJP-RV leader Chirag Paswan.

Each of these five allies got one cabinet berth each. Kumaraswamy and Manjhi are former chief ministers of Karnataka and Bihar respectively.

BJP party president J P Nadda returned to the cabinet after five years, while former Madhya Pradesh chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan and ex-Haryana CM Manohar Lal Khattar were the fresh faces in the Modi cabinet.

BJP leaders Piyush Goyal, Jyotiraditya Scindia, Dharmendra Pradhan and Bhupender Yadav, who were earlier in the Rajya Sabha but have now been elected to the Lok Sabha, were among those retained as ministers.

Former Assam CM Sarbananda Sonowal, Ashwini Vaishnaw, Virendra Kumar, Pralhad Joshi, Giriraj Singh, Jual Oram, C R Paatil, who is Gujarat BJP president, Mansukh Mandaviya , G Kishan Reddy, Hardeep Singh Puri, Kiren Rijiju, Annapurna Devi and Gajendra Singh Shekhawat, all from BJP, were among those sworn in as Cabinet ministers.

Congress president and Leader of Opposition in Rajya Sabha Mallikarjun Kharge was present, even as several opposition leaders skipped the ceremony.

Ahead of the oath taking ceremony, Modi had a pep talk with the minister-designates, saying people have huge expectations and everyone will have to deliver, sources said.

Be humble as common people love those who are humble and never compromise on probity and transparency, he told the minister-designates.

Those present on the occasion included Vice President Jagdeep Dhankhar, Chief Justice of India D Y Chandrachud, TDP president Chandrababu Naidu and JD(U) chief Nitish Kumar.

Bollywood actors Shahrukh Khan and Rajinikanth, and industrialists Mukesh Ambani and Gautam Adani were among those who attended the swearing-in ceremony.

Modi's third term, which always appeared inevitable, did not come with the massive mandate he and his party had been claiming, as the Congress and its allies in the INDIA bloc fought a doughty rearguard battle to shock the BJP in its strongholds such as Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan.

It is, however, a tribute to his towering political presence that the BJP's third-best tally of 240 seats is being seen as a disappointment by the party's ardent supporters and projected as a “moral defeat” by the Congress whose own tally of 99 seats, its third worst, is being hailed by the opposition party.

The National Democratic Alliance (NDA) won 293 seats out of 543, which Modi has noted is the biggest success for any pre-poll alliance when a single party did not get a majority.

Top leaders from India's neighbourhood and the Indian Ocean region -- Maldives President Mohamed Muizzu, Bangladesh Premier Sheikh Hasina, Nepal Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal 'Prachanda', Sri Lankan President Ranil Wickremesinghe, Mauritius Prime Minister Pravind Kumar Jugnauth, Bhutanese PM Tshering Tobgay and Vice-President of Seychelles Ahmed Afif -- were special guests at the function.

In addition to political leaders and eminent persons from different walks of life, members from the transgender community as well as sanitation workers and labourers, who were involved in the construction of the new Parliament building, also attended the swearing-in ceremony of Modi and the new council of ministers.

Nearly 9,000 people were estimated to be present at the forecourts of the Rashtrapati Bhavan for the grand event. — with PTI

21:57 09 Jun
Besides PM Modi, 30 Cabinet Ministers, five Ministers of State (Independent Charge) and 36 Ministers of State take oath
21:53 09 Jun
Pune MP Murlidhar Mohol, Kerala BJP leader George Kurian and Rajya Sabha member Pabitra Margherita sworn in as Union Ministers of State
21:49 09 Jun
Narsapuram MP BRS Verma, East Delhi MP Harsh Malhotra and Bhavnagar MP Nimuben Bambhniya take oath as Union Ministers of State
21:42 09 Jun
Dhar MP Savitri Thakur, Bilaspur MP Tokhan Sahu and Muzaffarpur MP Raj Bhushan Choudhary sworn in as Union Ministers of State
21:38 09 Jun
Betul MP Durga Das Uikey, Raver MP Raksha Khadse and Balurghat MP Sukanta Majumdar sworn in as Union Ministers of State
21:27 09 Jun
Ravneet Singh Bittu who lost LS polls from Ludhiana and Rajya Sabha members Satish Dubey and Sanjay Seth take oath as Union Ministers of State
21:26 09 Jun
Bansgaon MP Kamlesh Paswan, Ajmer MP Bhagirath Choudhary sworn in as Union Ministers of State
21:23 09 Jun
Thrissur MP Suresh Gopi, Rajya Sabha member L Murugan, Almora MP Ajay Tamta and Telangana MP Bandi Sanjay Kumar sworn in as Union Ministers of State
21:15 09 Jun
Gonda MP Kirti Vardhan Singh, Rajya Sabha member B L Verma and Bangaon MP Shantanu Thakur sworn in as Union Ministers of State
21:08 09 Jun
TDP leader Pemmasani Chandrasekhar, Agra MP SP Singh Baghel and Bangalore North MP Shobha Karandlaje sworn in as Union Ministers of State
21:01 09 Jun
Ujiarpur MP Nityananad Rai, Apna Dal (S) leader Anupriya Patel, Tumakuru MP V Somanna sworn in as Union Ministers of State
20:57 09 Jun
Faridabad MP Krishan Pal, RPI(A) leader Ramdas Athawale, JD(U) leader Ramnath Thakur take oath as Ministers of State
20:48 09 Jun
Pilibhit MP Jitin Prasada, North Goa MP Shripad Yesso Naik and Maharajganj MP Pankaj Chaudhary take oath as Union Ministers of State
20:39 09 Jun
Shiv Sena leader Prataprao Jadhav, RLD leader Jayant Chaudhary take oath as Union Ministers of State (Independent Charge)
20:36 09 Jun
Udhampur MP Jitendra Singh, Bikaner MP Arjun Ram Meghwal take oath as Union Ministers of State (Independent Charge)
20:33 09 Jun
Rao Inderjit Singh takes oath as Union Minister of State (Independent Charge)
20:32 09 Jun
Gujarat BJP president C R Paatil takes oath as Union Cabinet Minister
20:28 09 Jun
LJP-RV leader Chirag Paswan administered oath as Union Cabinet Minister by President Droupadi Murmu
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20:28 09 Jun
Mansukh Mandaviya from Gujarat and G Kishan Reddy from Telangana take oath as Union Cabinet Ministers
20:23 09 Jun
Hardeep Singh Puri takes oath as Union Cabinet Minister
20:18 09 Jun
BJP leader from Jharkhand Annapurna Devi and Kiren Rijiju from Arunachal Pradesh take oath as Union Cabinet Ministers
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Bhupender Yadav, Gajendra Singh Shekhawat administered oath as Union Cabinet Ministers by President Murmu
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Jyotiraditya Scindia takes oath as Union Cabinet Minister
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Giriraj Singh, Ashwini Vaishnaw take oath as Union Cabinet Ministers
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Jual Oram takes oath as Union Cabinet Minister
20:04 09 Jun
Pralhad Joshi administered oath as Union Cabinet Minister by President Droupadi Murmu
20:01 09 Jun
TDP leader K Ram Mohan Naidu takes oath as Union Cabinet Minister

He is a three time MP and son of Chandrababu Naidu's close aide and senior TDP minister late Yerran Naidu.

20:00 09 Jun
Former Assam CM Sarbananda Sonowal, Virendra Kumar take oath as Union Cabinet Ministers
19:57 09 Jun
JD(U) leader Rajiv Ranjan Singh 'Lalan' takes oath as Union Cabinet Minister
19:53 09 Jun
Former Bihar CM and HAM(S) chief Jitan Ram Manjhi takes oath as Union Cabinet Minister
19:52 09 Jun
Dharmendra Pradhan takes oath as Union Cabinet Minister
19:49 09 Jun
Piyush Goyal sworn in as Union Cabinet Minister
19:46 09 Jun
JD(S) leader HD Kumaraswamy takes oath next after M L Khattar
19:43 09 Jun
Former Haryana chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar sworn in as Union Cabinet Minister
19:39 09 Jun
Former MP CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan, Nirmala Sitharaman, S Jaishankar take oath as Union Cabinet Ministers 
19:37 09 Jun
Nitin Gadkari, BJP president Jagat Prakash Nadda take oath as Union Cabinet Ministers
19:31 09 Jun
Rajnath Singh, Amit Shah administered oath of office and secrecy as Union Cabinet Ministers by President Murmu
PTI photo

19:27 09 Jun
Modi sworn in as PM for third consecutive term
PTI photo

19:22 09 Jun
President Droupadi Murmu arrives for swearing-in ceremony
19:16 09 Jun
Narendra Modi arrives at Rashtrapati Bhavan
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19:14 09 Jun
Leaders of neighbouring nations' arrive for the ceremony

Sri Lankan President Ranil Wickremesinghe, Maldives President Mohamed Muizzu and Bangladesh PM Sheikh Hasina arrive at Rashtrapati Bhavan.

Video grab

19:09 09 Jun
CJI DY Chandrachud along with his wife arrive for the oath ceremony
19:05 09 Jun
Rajnath Singh, Congress chief Mallikarjun Kharge among other senior leaders arrive at Rashtrapati Bhavan
19:04 09 Jun
BJP MP-elect Kangana Ranaut attends the oath ceremony
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19:02 09 Jun
Shah Rukh Khan, Mukesh Ambani arrive to attend Modi's oath ceremony

Also, Adani group chairman Gautam Adani and actor Akshay Kumar arrive at the Rashrapati Bhavan.

18:58 09 Jun
Nepal PM Pushpa Kamal Dahal arrives at Rashtrapati Bhavan
18:57 09 Jun
Andhra Pradesh CM-designate N Chandrababu Naidu arrives to attend the ceremony
18:40 09 Jun
7 leaders from India’s neighbourhood, Indian Ocean region in Delhi for the ceremony

Maldives President Mohamed Muizzu, Nepal Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda’ and Sri Lankan President Ranil Wickremesinghe, among other leaders, are also attending the ceremony

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