President Kovind administers oath of office to Narendra Modi, his cabinet ministers

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President Ram Nath Kovind on Thursday administered the oath of office to Narendra Modi as Prime Minister of India.  

Further, as advised by the Prime Minister, President Kovind has appointed the following as Members of the Union Council of Ministers: –

Those who took oath of office as cabinet ministers are— Rajnath Singh, Amit Shah, Nitin Jairam Gadkari, DV Sadananda Gowda, Nirmala Sitharaman, Ramvilas Paswan, Narendra Singh Tomar, Ravi Shankar Prasad, Harsimrat Kaur Badal, Thaawar Chand Gehlot, Subrahmanyam Jaishankar, Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’, Arjun Mund, Smriti Zubin Irani, Harsh Vardhan, Prakash Javadekar, Piyush Goyal, Dharmendra Pradhan, Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi, Pralhad Joshi, Mahendra Nath Pandey, Arvind Ganpat Sawant, Giriraj Singh, Gajendra Singh Shekhawat.

Those who took oath as minister of state (Independent Charge) are— Santosh Kumar Gangwar, Inderjit Singh, Shripad Yesso Naik, Jitendra Singh, Kiren Rijiju, Prahalad Singh Patel, Raj Kumar Singh, Hardeep Singh Puri, Mansukh L Mandaviya.

The minister of state are—Faggan Singh Kulaste, Ashwini Kumar Choubey, Arjun Ram Meghwal, General (Retd) VK Singh, Krishan Pal, Danve Raosaheb Dadarao, G Kishan Reddy, Parshottam Rupala, Ramdas Athawale, Sadhvi 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.

Sushma Swaraj, senior BJP leader who held the portfolio of external affairs, is no longer part of the Modi government, citing health reasons.

On Wednesday, Arun Jaitley, who served as the finance minister in the first Modi government has asked PM Modi not to give him any responsibility in the new government due to his poor health.