Narendra Modi Swearing-In Ceremony Live Updates: Narendra Modi Takes Oath As PM For Second Term At Rashtrapati Bhavan

PM Narendra Modi Oath Ceremony Updates: Ahead of the swearing-in ceremony, PM Modi visited the memorials of Mahatma Gandhi and Atal Bihari Vajpayee, where he paid tributes to the late leaders.

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Narendra Modi Oath Ceremony 2019 took place at Rashtrapati Bhawan

New Delhi: 

Prime Minister Narendra Modi took his oath of office today, along with his ministers, for the second consecutive term at the Rashtrapati Bhawan after his party BJP witnessed a massive victory in the recently-concluded national elections. PM Modi and his council of ministers were administered the oath by President Ram Nath Kovind. The dazzling oath-taking event was held at the presidential palace Rashtrapati Bhavan and was attended by world leaders, celebrities and politicians.

Congress's Sonia Gandhi and party chief Rahul Gandhi were present for the swearing in. Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal was also present.

BJP President Amit Shah has also joined PM Modi's cabinet. Amit Shah, who has led the party since 2014 and is credited with its spectacular run in elections, has been the PM Modi's confidant for over two decades. He is credited with managing the party's successful poll campaign.

Ahead of the glittering swearing-in ceremony, PM Modi visited the memorials of Mahatma Gandhi and Atal Bihari Vajpayee, where he paid tributes to the late leaders.

A record number of nearly 8,000 guests were said to be at PM Modi's swearing-in ceremony. The guest list included heads of several neighbouring countries, chief ministers of most of the states and Bollywood stars. The families of BJP workers who were allegedly killed in political violence in West Bengal in the last one year were also invited to the ceremony. 

Here are the LIVE Updates of the PM Modi's swearing-in ceremony:


May 30, 2019
21:10 (IST)
A total of 57 ministers sworn in as Prime Minister Narendra Modi begins second term

May 30, 2019
21:04 (IST)
Deboshree Chowdhury takes oath as Minister of State at the Rashtrapati Bhavan

May 30, 2019
21:01 (IST)
PM Modi swearing in LIVE Updates:
Kailash Choudhary takes oath as Minister of State at the Rashtrapati Bhavan

May 30, 2019
21:00 (IST)
PM Modi swearing in LIVE:
Pratap Chandra Sarangi takes oath as Minister of State at the Rashtrapati Bhavan

May 30, 2019
21:00 (IST)
PM Modi swearing in LIVE:
Rameshwar Teli takes oath as Minister of State at the Rashtrapati Bhavan

May 30, 2019
20:53 (IST)
PM Modi swearing in LIVE:
Som Parkash takes oath as Minister of State at the Rashtrapati Bhavan



A former IAS officer in Punjab and two-time MLA from the Phagwara Assembly constituency, Som Parkash is a first-time MP elected from the Hoshiarpur (SC) constituency

A prominent Dalit face in Punjab's Doaba region, Som Parkash defeated Congress nominee and legislator Raj Kumar Chabbewal from Hoshiarpur by just 48,530 votes.

The BJP had benched its sitting MP Vijay Sampla and fielded Parkash from the constituency.

Mr Parkash, who had taken premature retirement from the IAS to join the BJP, had unsuccessfully fought from the Hoshiarpur seat in the 2009 Lok Sabha polls. He had lost by a very thin margin.

The former bureaucrat had contested the 2012 Assembly polls from the Phagwara seat on a BJP ticket and won. He was re-elected from the seat in the 2017 assembly election.

Mr Parkash shared a strained relationship with Sampla, who as the Punjab BJP chief had opposed his candidature for the 2017 assembly polls. But he turned out to be among the three BJP candidates who won the election.

In February this year, he had raised concerns in the state Assembly over the rising cases of superstition, especially among women, in Punjab and sought effective steps to curb them.
Mr Parkash, who was born in April 1949, is an MA (Economics) from the Panjab University, Chandigarh.

He had started his career as a research officer in the Punjab State Planning Board in 1972. Thereafter, he became an excise and taxation officer in the Punjab Excise Department.

Mr Parkash has served as the deputy commissioner of Faridkot, Hoshiarpur and Jalandhar and has also held posts like the labour commissioner, Punjab Urban Planning and Development Authority (PUDA) chief administrator, managing director of the Punjab Financial Corporation and director of the Social Security Department.
May 30, 2019
20:52 (IST)
PM Modi swearing in LIVE Updates:
Renuka Singh Saruta takes oath as Minister of State at the Rashtrapati Bhavan

May 30, 2019
20:52 (IST)
PM Modi swearing in LIVE:
V Muralidharan takes oath as Minister of State at the Rashtrapati Bhavan

May 30, 2019
20:51 (IST)
PM Modi swearing in LIVE:
Ratan Lal Kataria takes oath as Minister of State at the Rashtrapati Bhavan

May 30, 2019
20:50 (IST)
Nityanand Rai takes oath as Minister of State at the Rashtrapati Bhavan
May 30, 2019
20:49 (IST)
Gen VK Singh (Retd) takes oath: Watch

May 30, 2019
20:49 (IST)
Piyush Goyal takes oath at Rashtrapati Bhavan: Watch

May 30, 2019
20:48 (IST)
Smriti Irani is administered Oath of Office and Secrecy as a Minister in the Cabinet of PM Modi

May 30, 2019
20:47 (IST)
Subrahmanyam Jaishankar is administered Oath of Office and Secrecy: Watch

May 30, 2019
20:47 (IST)
Ravi Shankar Prasad takes oath as Union Minister: Watch

May 30, 2019
20:46 (IST)
Nirmala Sitharaman takes oath at Rashtrapati Bhavan: Watch

May 30, 2019
20:46 (IST)
Watch Nitin Gadkari take oath

May 30, 2019
20:44 (IST)
PM Modi swearing in LIVE Updates:
Nityanand Rai  takes oath as Minister of State at the Rashtrapati Bhavan

May 30, 2019
20:43 (IST)
PM Modi swearing in LIVE:
Angadi Suresh Channabasappa takes oath as Minister of State at the Rashtrapati Bhavan

May 30, 2019
20:42 (IST)
Ministers of State in Modi government:
  • Arjun Ram Meghwal
  • Anurag Singh Thakur
  • Angadi Suresh Channabasappa
  • Ashwini Kumar Choubey
  • Babul Supriyo
  • Danve Raosaheb Dadarao
  • Dhotre Sanjay Shamrao
  • Faggan Singh Kulaste
  • General VK Singh (Retd)
  • G Kishan Reddy
  • Kailash Choudhary
  • Krishan Pal
  • Nityanand Rai
  • Parshottam Rupala
  • Pratap Chandra Sarangi
  • Rattan Lal Kataria
  • Ramdas Athawale
  • Rameswar Teli
  • Renuka Singh Saruta
  • Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti
  • Sanjeev Kumar Balyan
  • Som Parkash
  • V Muraleedharan
May 30, 2019
20:41 (IST)
MoS (Independent Charge):

  •  Dr Jitendra Singh
  • Kiren Rijiju
  • Hardeep Singh Puri
  •  Mansukh L. Mandaviya
  • Pralhad Singh Patel
  • Raj Kumar Singh
  • Rao Inderjit Singh
  • Santosh Kumar Gangwar
  • Shripad Yesso Naik
May 30, 2019
20:40 (IST)
PM Modi swearing in LIVE Updates:
Anurag Thakur takes oath as Minister of State at the Rashtrapati Bhavan

May 30, 2019
20:40 (IST)
PM Modi swearing in LIVE:
Dhotre Sanjay Shamrao takes oath as Minister of State at the Rashtrapati Bhavan

May 30, 2019
20:39 (IST)
Watch: Rajnath Singh takes oath at Rashtrapati Bhavan

May 30, 2019
20:38 (IST)
Watch: Amit Shah takes oath

May 30, 2019
20:38 (IST)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi takes Oath of Office and Secrecy: Watch

May 30, 2019
20:35 (IST)
PM Modi swearing in LIVE:
Sanjeev Kumar Balyan takes oath as Minister of State at the Rashtrapati Bhavan
May 30, 2019
20:34 (IST)
PM Modi swearing in LIVE:
Babul Supriyo takes oath as Minister of State at the Rashtrapati Bhavan

May 30, 2019
20:34 (IST)
PM Modi swearing in LIVE:
Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti takes oath as Minister of State at the Rashtrapati Bhavan

May 30, 2019
20:33 (IST)
PM Modi swearing in LIVE:
Ramdas Athawale takes oath as Minister of State at the Rashtrapati Bhavan

May 30, 2019
20:32 (IST)
PM Modi swearing in LIVE:
Parshottam Rupala takes oath as Minister of State at the Rashtrapati Bhavan

May 30, 2019
20:31 (IST)
PM Modi swearing in LIVE:
G Kishan Reddy takes oath as Minister of State at the Rashtrapati Bhavan.

BJP MP from Telangana G Kishan Reddy, who was sworn-in as a Minister of State, is a leader who rose through the ranks.

The BJP leader won the Secunderabad Lok Sabha seat in Telangana by a comfortable margin.

Mr Reddy, who started his political career in 1977 as an ordinary worker with the Janata Party, had served as president of BJP in undivided Andhra Pradesh and Telangana and also as national president of BJYM, BJP's youth wing.

He also functioned as the party's floor leader of Andhra Pradesh Legislative Assembly.

Born in 1960 in neighbouring Ranga Reddy district, Kishan Reddy was inspired by Lok Nayak Jayaprakash Narayan and RSS leaders before he plunged into public service.

After working with Janata Party as an activist, he joined the BJP when it was formed in 1980.
Mr Reddy's growth in the saffron party was gradual and he was appointed  as the president of BJYM in 2002 when the party was in power at the Centre.

Mr Reddy formed the World Youth Council Against Terrorism (WYCAT), an apolitical organisation, when he was the president of BJYM.

He organised a World Youth Convention under the auspices of WYCAT in New Delhi in which delegates from over 50 countries participated.

He conducted a ''Seema Suraksha Jagran Yatra'' with the objective of expressing solidarity with the people living in border areas.

Mr Reddy contested Assembly polls for the first time in 2004 (from Himayatnagar in Hyderabad) and got elected. His work won him laurels though he was the only MLA for his party then.

After delimitation of constituencies, he was subsequently elected to the Assembly from Amberpet constituency in the city in 2009 and 2014.

He, however, lost the Assembly elections held in December 2018, the first in Telangana after its formation.

With sitting Lok Sabha member and former Union Minister Bandaru Dattatreya being denied the ticket, Kishan Reddy was chosen by the party to contest from Secunderabad in the recent held Lok Sabha polls.

Mr Reddy also worked for social causes, including well being of children suffering from heart ailments. His effort, along with others, made the then government to come up with a scheme to help such children.

He headed the Telangana Home Guards Association and undertook agitations, seeking equal treatment, respect and improvement in their living conditions.
May 30, 2019
20:30 (IST)
PM Modi swearing in LIVE:
Raosaheb Dadarao Danve takes oath as Minister of State at the Rashtrapati Bhavan
May 30, 2019
20:30 (IST)
PM Modi swearing in LIVE:
Krishan Pal Gurjar takes oath as Minister of State at the Rashtrapati Bhavan
May 30, 2019
20:26 (IST)
Nine ministers of state with independent charge take oath in Modi government.
May 30, 2019
20:22 (IST)
PM Modi swearing in LIVE:
Krishan Pal Gurjar takes oath as Minister of State at the Rashtrapati Bhavan
May 30, 2019
20:21 (IST)
Modi 2.0: The New Team
Cabinet Ministers
  • Amit Shah
  • Arjun Munda
  • Arvind Sawant
  • Dharmendra Pradhan
  • Dr Harsh Vardhan
  • DV Sadananda Gowda
  • Gajendra Singh Shekhawat
  • Giriraj Singh
  • Harsimrat Kaur Badal
  • Mahendra Nath Pandey
  • Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi
  • Narendra Singh Tomar             
  • Nitin Gadkari
  • Nirmala Sitharaman
  • Piyush Goyal
  • Prakash Javadekar
  • Pralhad Joshi
  • Rajnath Singh
  • Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank
  • Ram Vilas Paswan
  • Ravi Shankar Prasad
  • Smriti Irani
  • Subrahmanyam Jaishankar
  • Thawarchand Gehlot
May 30, 2019
20:19 (IST)
PM Modi swearing in LIVE:
VK Singh takes oath as Minister of State at the Rashtrapati Bhavan

May 30, 2019
20:19 (IST)
PM Modi swearing in LIVE Updates:
Arjun Ram Meghwal takes oath as Minister of State at the Rashtrapati Bhavan

May 30, 2019
20:18 (IST)
Ashwini Kumar Choubey takes oath as Minister of State at the Rashtrapati Bhavan

May 30, 2019
20:16 (IST)
PM Modi swearing in LIVE Updates:
Faggan Singh Kulaste takes oath as Minister of State at the Rashtrapati Bhavan


May 30, 2019
20:15 (IST)
PM Modi swearing in LIVE Updates:
Mansukh Mandaviya takes oath as Minister of State at the Rashtrapati Bhavan


May 30, 2019
20:10 (IST)
PM Modi swearing in LIVE:
Hardeep Singh Puri takes oath as Minister of State at the Rashtrapati Bhavan

May 30, 2019
20:10 (IST)
PM Modi swearing in LIVE:
Raj Kumar Singh takes oath as Minister of State at the Rashtrapati Bhavan

May 30, 2019
20:09 (IST)
PM Modi swearing in LIVE:
Prahlad Singh Patel takes oath as Minister of State at the Rashtrapati Bhavan

May 30, 2019
20:05 (IST)
PM Modi swearing in LIVE:
Kiren Rijiju takes oath as Minister of State at the Rashtrapati Bhavan

May 30, 2019
20:05 (IST)
PM Modi swearing in LIVE:
Jitendra Singh takes oath as Minister of State at the Rashtrapati Bhavan

May 30, 2019
20:04 (IST)
PM Modi swearing in LIVE:
Sripad Yesso Naik takes oath as Minister of State at the Rashtrapati Bhavan
May 30, 2019
20:04 (IST)
PM Modi swearing in LIVE:
Rao Inderjit Singh takes oath at the Rashtrapati Bhavan



Rao Inderjit Singh, a prominent leader from predominant Ahir community of southern Haryana, is again a part of Prime Minister Narendra Modi''s cabinet.

Mr Singh has dominated south Haryana politics for decades and is now the BJP''s face from that region.

Having been elected as Lok Sabha MP for the fifth term now, of which second term as a BJP member, Mr Singh over the years has enjoyed unflinching support of the Yadav community, also known as Ahirs.

Retaining his Gurugram seat, the 69-year-old leader this time defeated Congress veteran Ajay Singh Yadav by 3,86,256 votes.
May 30, 2019
20:04 (IST)
PM Modi swearing in LIVE:
Santosh Kumar Gangwar takes oath at the Rashtrapati Bhavan
May 30, 2019
20:03 (IST)
Gajendra Singh Shekhawat takes oath at the Rashtrapati Bhavan

May 30, 2019
20:03 (IST)
PM Modi swearing in LIVE:
Giriraj Singh takes oath at the Rashtrapati Bhavan

May 30, 2019
20:03 (IST)
PM Modi swearing in LIVE:
Arvind Sawant takes oath at the Rashtrapati Bhavan
May 30, 2019
20:02 (IST)
PM Modi swearing in LIVE:
Mahendra Nath Pandey takes oath at the Rashtrapati Bhavan

May 30, 2019
19:49 (IST)
Pralhad Joshi takes oath at the Rashtrapati Bhavan:



Pralhad Joshi is among the new faces chosen for Prime Minister Narendra Modi's new government. A lawmaker from Karnataka, Pralhad Joshi, 56, won a fourth consecutive term from Dharwad.

A father of three, Pralhad Joshi won with one of the highest winning margins in the 28 constituencies of Karnataka. He is a fourth-term parliamentarian from Dharwad in Karnataka.
May 30, 2019
19:47 (IST)
PM Modi swearing in LIVE:
Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi takes oath at the Rashtrapati Bhavan. He is the incumbent Union Minister of Minority Affairs.

May 30, 2019
19:44 (IST)
PM Modi swearing in LIVE:
Dharmendra Pradhan takes oath as minister at the Rashtrapati Bhavan:



Dharmendra Debendra Pradhan is a BJP leader and was the Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas and Skill Development and Entrepreneurship in the NDA Government.
May 30, 2019
19:41 (IST)
PM Modi swearing in LIVE:
Piyush Goyal takes oath at Rashtrapati Bhavan:



Piyush Goyal was the Railway minister in his last term in the Modi government.
May 30, 2019
19:38 (IST)
Prakash Javadekar takes oath at Rashtrapati Bhavan



Mr Javadekar was the Human Resource Development Minister in his last term.
May 30, 2019
19:38 (IST)
PM Modi swearing in LIVE:
Dr Harshvardhan takes oath at Rashtrapati Bhavan


Doctor-turned-politician Harsh Vardhan, who handled three portfolios in the last NDA government and initiated a crucial national programme to tackle air pollution, has made his way to the Narendra Modi cabinet for a second consecutive time.

He was appointed Minister of Health and Family Welfare during the Modi government''s first stint in 2014 and later, given the charge of the Ministry of Earth Sciences and Ministry of Science and Technology.

In May 2017, he was given the additional charge of the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change following the death of Union minister Anil Madhav Dave.

The sixty-four-year-old was re elected to the Lok Sabha from the Chandni Chowk seat, winning it by a margin of over 2 lakh votes this time.

May 30, 2019
19:34 (IST)
PM Modi swearing in LIVE:
Smriti Z Irani takes oath at Rashtrapati Bhavan:


Smriti Irani is an actress turned politician and is the incumbent Textiles Minister in the Modi government. She defeated Rahul Gandhi in Congress bastion Amethi by over 55,000 votes.
May 30, 2019
19:32 (IST)
Arjun Munda takes oath at Rashtrapati Bhavan

May 30, 2019
19:32 (IST)
PM Modi swearing in LIVE: Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank takes oath at Rashtrapati Bhavan
May 30, 2019
19:30 (IST)
S Jaishankar takes oath as minister at Rashtrapati Bhavan



May 30, 2019
19:28 (IST)
PM Modi swearing in LIVE:
Thavad Chand Gehlot takes oath as minister at Rashtrapati Bhavan

May 30, 2019
19:24 (IST)
PM Modi swearing in LIVE:
Harsimrat Kaur Badal takes oath as minister at Rashtrapati Bhavan

May 30, 2019
19:22 (IST)
PM Modi swearing in LIVE:
Ravi Shankar Prasad takes oath as minister at Rashtrapati Bhavan

May 30, 2019
19:20 (IST)
PM Modi swearing in LIVE:
Narendra Singh Tomar takes oath as minister at Rashtrapati Bhavan

May 30, 2019
19:19 (IST)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi's mother watches son take oath on TV
May 30, 2019
19:18 (IST)
Ram Vilas Paswan takes oath at Rashtrapati Bhavan

May 30, 2019
19:15 (IST)
Nirmala Sitharaman takes oath at Rashtrapati Bhavan

May 30, 2019
19:14 (IST)
Sadananda Gowda takes oath at Rashtrapati Bhavan.



May 30, 2019
19:13 (IST)
Nitin Gadkari takes oath
May 30, 2019
19:09 (IST)
Amit Shah takes oath at Rashtrapati Bhavan

May 30, 2019
19:09 (IST)
Narendra Modi takes oath as PM for second term after massive win in national elections
May 30, 2019
19:08 (IST)
BREAKING: Rajnath Singh takes oath at the Rashtrapati Bhavan

May 30, 2019
19:07 (IST)
PM Modi on stage before swearing in with Amit Shah, Rajnath Singh
May 30, 2019
19:06 (IST)
Narendra Modi takes oath as Prime Minister for second term after landslide victory in national elections
May 30, 2019
19:06 (IST)
BJP chief Amit Shah and senior party leader Smriti Irani who will take oath as ministers after PM Modi, on stage at the Rashtrapati Bhavan

May 30, 2019
19:05 (IST)
BJP leader Hema Malini at the swearing-in ceremony of PM Modi
May 30, 2019
19:04 (IST)
Bollywood celebrities at PM Modi swearing in

May 30, 2019
19:03 (IST)
PM Modi oath taking ceremony LIVE: Watch here

May 30, 2019
18:59 (IST)
BREAKING: PM MODI ARRIVES AT RASHTRAPATI BHAVAN
May 30, 2019
18:54 (IST)
A number of Bollywood A-listers have been invited. Filmmaker Karan Johar walks in for the swearing-in.

May 30, 2019
18:51 (IST)
BJP chief Amit Shah with party veterans Rajnath Singh and Nitin Gadkari on the stage ahead of PM Modi's swearing-in.

The ceremony will take place at 7 pm in the presence of nearly 8,000 guests.

May 30, 2019
18:51 (IST)
PM Modi swearing in LIVE: Senior BJP leader Sushma Swaraj arrives at the Rashtrapati Bhavan forecourt
May 30, 2019
18:47 (IST)
PM Modi swearing in Live: Watch Rahul Gandhi, Sonia Gandhi at Rashtrapati Bhavan

May 30, 2019
18:46 (IST)
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal arrives at Rashtrapati Bhavan to attend PM Modi's oath ceremony

May 30, 2019
18:44 (IST)
PM Modi swearing in LIVE:
Amit Shah, Ravi Shankar Prasad, Harsimrat Kaur Badal, Former Foreign Secretary S. Jaishankar take their seats on the stage ahead of swearing-in ceremony.

They will be part of PM Modi's new cabinet.

May 30, 2019
18:44 (IST)
PM Narendra Modi swearing in: Congress's big names at the Rashtrapati Bhavan
UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi, Congress chief Rahul Gandhi, former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and senior Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad arrive at the Rashtrapati Bhavan for PM Modi's swearing-in ceremony.

May 30, 2019
18:42 (IST)
Rahul Gandhi, Sonia Gandhi arrive at Rashtrapati Bhavan for PM oath
May 30, 2019
18:40 (IST)
Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar: "They wanted only one person from the JD(U) in the cabinet, so it would have been just a symbolic participation. We informed them that it is ok, we don't need it. It is not a big issue, we are fully in NDA and not upset at all."


May 30, 2019
18:39 (IST)
BJP veterans LK Advani and MM Joshi arrive at Rashtrapati Bhavan for PM oath ceremony
May 30, 2019
18:38 (IST)
Bihar Chief Minister and senior JD(U) leader Nitish Kumar arrives for PM Modi's swearing-in.

An NDA ally, Nitish Kumar, said that his party will not join the new government.

May 30, 2019
18:37 (IST)
Arvind Kejriwal arrives at Rashtrapati Bhavan for PM Narendra Modi's swearing-in ceremony

May 30, 2019
18:37 (IST)
Rajinikanth, LK Advani arrive at Rashtrapati Bhavan for PM Narendra Modi's swearing-in ceremony

May 30, 2019
18:36 (IST)
Rajnath Singh, Kailash Satyarthi at the Rashtrapati Bhavan for PM Modi swearing in

Senior BJP leader Rajnath Singh and Nobel laureate and child rights activist Kailash Satyarthi are greeted by officials at Rashtrapati Bhavan.

May 30, 2019
18:34 (IST)
Actor-politician Rajinikanth and his wife Latha take their seats at Rashtrapati Bhavan ahead of PM Modi's swearing-in ceremony
May 30, 2019
18:30 (IST)
Nirmala Sitharaman, Uma Bharti, Nitin Gadkari and other leaders at Rashtrapati Bhavan for oath ceremony
May 30, 2019
18:28 (IST)
Nita Ambani and Mukesh Ambani at the Rashtrapati Bhavan for PM Narendra Modi swearing in:
The who's who of the country - from industry leaders to Bollywood stars and sports personalities - are taking their seats at the Rashtrapati Bhavan forecourt.

Nita and Mukesh Ambani can be seen walking in.

May 30, 2019
18:27 (IST)
New ministers including first-timers in PM Modi's cabinet
May 30, 2019
18:24 (IST)
BREAKING: Nitish Kumar Says His Party Will Not Be A Part Of PM Modi's Government
Nitish Kumar says JD(U) not to join PM Modi's government. "We did not agree with the BJP offer, but we are standing with the NDA," says Nitish Kumar

May 30, 2019
18:17 (IST)
Smriti Irani arrives for oath-taking ceremony at Rashtrapati Bhavan
Giant slayer Smriti Irani, who defeated Rahul Gandhi in Amethi, arrives for oath-taking ceremony at Rashtrapati Bhavan.

She will be part of PM Modi's cabinet, say sources.

May 30, 2019
18:16 (IST)
Spectacular view of the Rashtrapati Bhavan where PM Modi will take oath at 7pm
May 30, 2019
18:15 (IST)

May 30, 2019
18:13 (IST)
Ratan Tata, Narayana Murthy arrive at Rashtrapati Bhavan for PM Modi’s swearing-in

May 30, 2019
18:12 (IST)
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath at Rashtrapati Bhavan ahead of PM's swearing in
May 30, 2019
18:11 (IST)
Rashtrapati Bhavan ahead of PM Modi’s swearing-in
May 30, 2019
18:08 (IST)
This is what Rashtrapati Bhavan looks like ahead of PM Modi’s grand swearing-in

May 30, 2019
17:42 (IST)
S Jaishankar to join PM Modi government, say sources. What we know:

May 30, 2019
17:33 (IST)
S Jaishankar, ex-Foreign Secretary, to join PM Modi government: Sources
Former foreign secretary S Jaishankar will be part of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's council of ministers, sources told NDTV. PM Modi, after his stupendous victory in the Lok Sabha elections, will take oath with his council of ministers this evening at a grand ceremony at Rashtrapati Bhavan.

Mr Jaishankar -- the country's foreign secretary from January 2015 to January 2018 - had helped resolve the incursion in Ladakh's Depsang and the Doklam stand-off through negotiations with China.

After retiring, he took over as the Tata Group's president of Global Corporate Affairs. In March, Mr Jaishankar had received the Padma Shri award from President Ram Nath Kovind.

The 64-year-old had joined the Indian Foreign Service in 1977 and had stints as the high commissioner to Singapore and Ambassador to China and the US.

He had played a key role in negotiating the Indo-US civilian nuclear agreement that was signed by the UPA government in 2007.


May 30, 2019
17:32 (IST)
Amit Shah To Join PM Modi's Cabinet: Sources
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be sworn in this evening for a second straight term after his BJP's incredible victory in the national election. Amid intense speculation hours before the oath ceremony at the presidential palace Rashtrapati Bhavan, calls have started going out to those who will be in the cabinet, say sources."
May 30, 2019
17:31 (IST)
Amit Shah to be part of PM Modi's cabinet. What we know

May 30, 2019
17:27 (IST)
Bollywood stars in Delhi to attend PM Modi's swearing in
The A-listers of Bollywood such as Karan Johar, Rajinikanth, Boney Kapoor and Kangana Ranaut are expected to attend Prime Minister Narendra Modi''s swearing-in ceremony on Thursday.

Sidharth Roy Kapur, President of the Film and Television Producers Guild of India, and actor Shahid Kapoor confirmed to PTI that they will be present for the event.

Filmmaker Boney Kapoor said he feels "happy and fortunate" to be a part of the ceremony.
"The kind of victory they have had, It is almost like a celebration. It is celebration of democracy. Something good has happened and it will continue to happen," Mr Kapoor told PTI.

Before she flew in from Mumbai, Ms Ranaut told reporters she wished PM Modi all the best for his future endeavours.

"The PM has set some goals and we all heard that in his speech. All our best wishes with him, that he is able to do what is best for the country and be able to fulfil all his goals. He is an extremely loved Prime Minister. He is here because of his hard work, we all can only appreciate him," she said.

Last year, the prime minister twice met a Bollywood delegation to discuss ways the entertainment industry can contribute towards nation building.

Producer Mahavir Jain, one of the organisers behind the two meetings, told PTI that the likes of Rajkumar Hirani, Rajinikanth, Aanand L Rai, Karan Johar, Sushant Singh Rajput, Divya Khosla Kumar, Kajal Aggarwal, Mangesh Hadawale and Abhishek Kapoor are attending the ceremony.

"It is an honour to be part of the swearing in ceremony. We are with the vision of our PM in nation building and it would be a privilege to contribute in our own way," he added.

May 30, 2019
17:24 (IST)
Ministers Decided. Who Will Be The Big 4? Suspense Builds
As call-ups confirmed who will be minister in Prime Minister Narendra Modi's new government, speculation focused on the Big Four in the new cabinet - the Home Ministry, Finance Ministry, Defence Ministry and External Affairs."
May 30, 2019
17:22 (IST)
Who will replace Amit Shah as BJP chief? Here’s what we know

May 30, 2019
17:21 (IST)
BREAKING: Former Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar to be part of PM Modi's cabinet: Sources
May 30, 2019
16:53 (IST)
Gujarat BJP President Jitu Vaghani congratulates BJP chief Amit Shah on joining PM Modi's new government

May 30, 2019
16:52 (IST)
Here's what we know about Amit Shah joining PM Modi's government:

May 30, 2019
16:51 (IST)
Amit Shah to be part of PM Modi's new government: Sources

May 30, 2019
16:32 (IST)
Three-tier security for Prime Minister Narendra Modi's oath ceremony
Elaborate security and traffic arrangements have been put in place by the Delhi Police for the oath-taking ceremony of Prime Minister Narendra Modi at Rashtrapati Bhavan at 7 pm today.

Speaking to ANI, Madhur Verma, DCP, said that they have put in three-layer security arrangements in place for the swearing-in ceremony. "Today we have three-layer security arrangements. The first layer is of VIP security as well as Rashtrapati Bhawan, followed by a layer of Delhi Police. Apart from security arrangements, we have coordinated arrangements with traffic also."

Mr Verma also informed ANI that around 8,000 to 10,000 police personnel along with traffic personnel have been deployed as a part of security arrangement.

Besides, Delhi Traffic Police also issued a traffic advisory, saying several roads in New Delhi district will be closed for the movement of traffic between 4 pm and 9 pm on Thursday and urges commuters to avoid them.
May 30, 2019
16:28 (IST)
Ministers-in-waiting have started arriving at PM Modi’s residence for a meeting before the swearing in

May 30, 2019
16:27 (IST)
On Amit Shah's request, Bengal's new minister will take oath in Bengali
Deboshree Choudhury, the surprise winner from Bengal's Raiganj, will have to take oath in Bengali, BJP chief Amit Shah has said. The 48-year-old secretary of the party's state unit got the call from the party this morning, informing her of the inclusion in the government of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The Prime Minister is taking oath this evening along with his council of ministers at a grand ceremony at Rashtrapati Bhawan, which will be attended by world leaders, celebrities and political leaders.

"I am feeling very good, I was expecting the phone call," Ms Choudhury was quoted as saying by news agency ANI. During his rally at Raigunj ahead of the election, Amit Shah had promised the people that he would make her a minister if they elected her.  "He had delivered on his promise," she told local journalists.

Deboshree Choudhury will be the second minister from Bengal. Babul Supriyo, who had handled the Heavy industries and Public Enterprises portfolio in PM Modi's government, will also be included in the ministry.

May 30, 2019
16:26 (IST)
BIMSTEC leaders, PM of Mauritius, Kyrgystan to attend PM Modi swearing in:
BIMSTEC leaders, including Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena and Bhutanese Prime Minister Lotay Tshering arrived on Thursday to attend Prime Minister Narendra Modi''s swearing-in ceremony.

Bangladesh President Abdul Hamid arrived in the national capital last night to participate in the oath taking ceremony of PM Modi and the Council of Ministers.

This morning, Mauritian Prime Minister Pravind Jugnauth arrived in India. Mr Jugnauth had recently visited India in January as the Chief Guest at the Pravasi Bharatiya Divas.
Bhutanese Prime Minister Lotay Tshering was also warmly received by Foreign Secretary Vijay Gokhale on his arrival in Delhi.

Special Envoy of Thailand, Minister Grisada Boonrach, also arrived this morning.
Myanmar president U Win Myint is also in Delhi to attend the oath-taking ceremony of PM Modi.

Lankan president Mr Sirisena has also arrived to attend the glittering ceremony at the Rashtrapati Bhavan.

India invited leaders of the Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC) countries as well as Kyrgyz President Jeenbekov, the current chair of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation, and Mauritius PM Jugnauth for Narendra Modi's swearing-in.

Besides India, BIMSTEC comprises Bangladesh, Myanmar, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Nepal and Bhutan.

May 30, 2019
16:15 (IST)
Kailash Choudhary, Rajasthan underdog who won, rewarded, to be minister
Kailash Choudhary from Rajasthan is the surprise inclusion in PM Modi's new government.

He is among the newly elected parliamentarians to receive a call from BJP president Amit Shah, who made calls to ministerial picks ahead of the swearing in ceremony this evening.

"Today, with Prime Minister Narendra Modi's swearing-in, a strong dimension for the progress of the country will be established," Mr Choudhary tweeted.

Kailash Choudhary, 40, fought one of the most challenging contests in Rajasthan, in Barmer. He defeated BJP veteran Jaswant Singh's son Manvendra Singh, who contested as a Congress candidate.

May 30, 2019
16:13 (IST)
Jagan Reddy to skip PM Modi's oath, will play host to KCR, Stalin instead
Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Jagan Mohan Reddy -- who took oath this morning after receiving a massive mandate -- and his Telangana counterpart K Chandrashekar Rao will skip the oath ceremony of Prime Minister Narendra Modi that will take place in Delhi this evening. Both leaders had accepted invitations to the ceremony and were expected to leave for Delhi this afternoon.

Instead, Mr Reddy is hosting a lunch that will be attended by Mr Rao and DMK chief MK Stalin. Mr Rao, who reached Vijaywada yesterday for today's ceremony, was expected to leave for Delhi by a special flight at 2 pm.

Mr Reddy and Mr Rao have been operating together since before the elections. In case of a split verdict, they had planned to support government formation at the centre by any party that accepted Mr Reddy's demand for special status for Andhra Pradesh.
May 30, 2019
16:08 (IST)
Lawmakers who got the important call:
Sources say some of the MPs who have received the all-important phone call are Sushma Swaraj, Nirmala Sitharaman, Smriti Irani, Sadananda Gowda, Arjun Meghwal, Kiren Rijiju, Ravi Shankar Prasad, Piyush Goyal, Prakash Javadekar, Ramdas Athavale, Jitender Singh, Suresh Angadi, Babul Supriyo, Kailash Chowdhury, Prahlad Joshi and G Kishan Reddy.

In the past 24 hours, several meetings have been held at the homes of PM Modi and Amit Shah, who is also being talked about as one of the key inclusions in the new cabinet.
May 30, 2019
16:03 (IST)
New Ministers In PM Narendra Modi's Cabinet Including First-Timers: See List Here
Prime Minister Narendra Modi's new cabinet will have at least six first-time ministers. The names emerged hours before PM Modi and his team of ministers will take oath after the BJP's resounding victory in the national election."
May 30, 2019
15:59 (IST)
Arjun Meghwal, Who Started Out As A Telephone Operator, Back In PM's Team

Arjun Ram Meghwal from Rajasthan is among the leaders who have received the call to be a party of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's new cabinet, hours before he takes oath for a second term in office.

Arjun Ram Meghwal, 65, was the Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs, Water Resource, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation in PM's team during his first term as Prime Minister.

"I got a call. I thank Modiji I thank him for placing his trust in me. We have to make India a developed nation. The Prime Minister has called us for tea at his home. We will discuss the roadmap," Mr Meghwal told NDTV.

May 30, 2019
15:23 (IST)
May 30, 2019
15:23 (IST)
May 30, 2019
15:22 (IST)
Shiromani Akali Dal President Sukhbir Singh Badal set to attend PM Modi's swearing-in:
May 30, 2019
15:21 (IST)
May 30, 2019
15:19 (IST)
May 30, 2019
15:06 (IST)
General (Retd) VK Singh will meet PM Narendra Modi at 4:30 pm today at 7, Lok Kalyan Marg.
May 30, 2019
14:41 (IST)
BJP MP from West Bengal's Raiganj says she has received a call from the party high-command:
May 30, 2019
14:38 (IST)
May 30, 2019
14:26 (IST)
BJP's Ramesh Pokhriyal says he's received a call from the BJP high command:
May 30, 2019
14:24 (IST)
May 30, 2019
14:18 (IST)
Actor Anupam Kher is set to attend PM Narendra Modi's oath ceremony today:
May 30, 2019
14:14 (IST)
Hindustani classical singer in Varanasi sings a Badhaiya for Prime Minister Narendra Modi:
Noted Hindustani classical singer Channulal Mishra sang a short, self-written song in praise of PM Narendra Modi to wish the prime minister ahead of his swearing-in for the second time. The Padma Bhushan awardee blessed and congratulated Narendra Modi by singing a song in Hindi and Awadhi. The song describes PM Modi as the incarnation of Lord Ram and compares his mother to Kaushalya.

May 30, 2019
14:10 (IST)
May 30, 2019
14:10 (IST)
Kailash Choudhary from Rajasthan is the surprise inclusion in PM Narendra Modi's government 2.0:
Kailash Choudhary is among the newly elected parliamentarians to receive a call from BJP president Amit Shah, who made calls to ministerial picks ahead of the swearing in ceremony this evening. Kailash Choudhary, 40, fought one of the most challenging contests in Rajasthan, in Barmer. He defeated BJP veteran Jaswant Singh's son Manvendra Singh, who contested as a Congress candidate.

May 30, 2019
14:06 (IST)
May 30, 2019
13:44 (IST)
May 30, 2019
13:38 (IST)
News agency ANI has reported that Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) chief Ram Vilas Paswan will also meet PM Narendra Modi at 4:30 pm today at 7, Lok Kalyan Marg.
May 30, 2019
13:34 (IST)
Film director Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra is set to attend Prime Minister Narendra Modi's swearing-in ceremony:
May 30, 2019
13:30 (IST)
BJP's winner in Karnataka Pralhad Joshi is among the new faces in PM Narendra Modi's 2.0 team:
Pralhad Joshi is among the new faces chosen for Prime Minister Narendra Modi's new government. A lawmaker from Karnataka, Pralhad Joshi, 56, won a fourth consecutive term from Dharwad. Pralhad Joshi shot to prominence in the Hubli flag controversy. On August 15, 1994, when BJP leader Uma Bharti led a group of people in an attempt to hoist the national flag at the Idgah Maidan in Karnataka's Hubli, defying the prohibitory orders, Pralhad Joshi was among the leaders who accompanied her. Ten people died in the violence and the police firing that followed.

He is said to be closely linked to the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh or RSS, the BJP's ideological mentor.
May 30, 2019
13:28 (IST)
May 30, 2019
13:28 (IST)
BJP's Mansukh Lal Mandaviya tells news agency ANI: "Narendra Modi ji and Amit Shah ji have shown trust in me once again and have invited me to be a part of this government. I am grateful to both of them."

May 30, 2019
13:23 (IST)
May 30, 2019
13:23 (IST)
May 30, 2019
13:09 (IST)
BJP leader DV Sadananda Gowda says he has received a call from party president Amit Shah:
BJP president Amit Shah has made calls to leaders who will be ministers in the new government.

May 30, 2019
13:03 (IST)
The family members of CRPF personnel Sudip Biswas, one of the jawans killed in the Pulwama terror attack on February 14, arrived in New Delhi to attend PM Narendra Modi's swearing-in ceremony:
May 30, 2019
12:57 (IST)
News agency ANI reports that BJP leaders DV Sadananda Gowda and Giriraj Singh will meet PM Narendra Modi at 4:30 pm today at 7, Lok Kalyan Marg.

May 30, 2019
12:56 (IST)
May 30, 2019
12:46 (IST)
News agency ANI reports that BJP leaders Dharmendra Pradhan and Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi will meet PM Narendra Modi at 4:30 pm today at 7, Lok Kalyan Marg.
May 30, 2019
12:43 (IST)
Ahead of PM Modi's swearing-in ceremony, Smriti Irani, Babul Supriyo get 'ministerial' calls:
Sources say some of the MPs who have received the all-important phone call are Nirmala Sitharaman, Smriti Irani, Sadananda Gowda, Arjun Meghwal, Kiren Rijiju, Ravi Shankar Prasad, Piyush Goyal, Prakash Javadekar, Ramdas Athavale, Jitender Singh, Suresh Angadi, Babul Supriyo, Kailash Chowdhury, Prahlad Joshi and G Kishan Reddy.
May 30, 2019
12:40 (IST)
Meanwhile, Jagan Mohan Reddy has been sworn-in as Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister:
May 30, 2019
12:39 (IST)
Ahead of PM Modi's swearing-in, a "hat and sunglasses" advisory for the media:
Hours before Prime Minister Narendra Modi's oath ceremony at the Rashtrapati Bhavan, the government's media department put out an advisory urging journalists to wear hats and sunglasses to prepare for "a long summer evening". A communication sent from the PM's Publicity and Reference Unit said: "We are preparing ourselves for a long summer evening. So, it will be better if you carry hat and sunglasses."

According to the India Meteorological Department (IMD), temperatures today will touch a maximum of 44 degrees Celsius and weather conditions have been described as "heat wave".
May 30, 2019
12:34 (IST)
May 30, 2019
12:32 (IST)
Delhi Deputy Commissioner of Police Madhur Verma told news agency ANI today that Delhi Police has made elaborate arrangements for Prime Minister Narendra Modi's swearing-in ceremony. "Today we have three-layer security arrangements, the first layer is of VIP security as well as Rashtrapati Bhawan, followed by a layer of Delhi Police. The third layer will comprise of paramilitary forces," Mr Verma said. He added that around 8,000 to 10,000 police personnel along with traffic personnel have been deployed in the national capital for the ceremony.
May 30, 2019
12:22 (IST)
Amid intense speculation hours before PM Narendra Modi's oath ceremony at the presidential palace Rashtrapati Bhavan, calls have been made to those who will be in the cabinet. Sources say the calls were made by BJP president Amit Shah. The ministers have been invited to the PM's home at 5 pm, before the swearing-in. Sources say Sadananda Gowda is among those who have received the all-important phone call.

May 30, 2019
12:09 (IST)
Thailand's Ambassador to India Chutintorn Gongsakdi says, "We have come to celebrate India's vibrant and resilient democracy."

May 30, 2019
12:08 (IST)
Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena arrived in New Delhi to attend Prime Minister Narendra Modi's swearing-in ceremony at Rashtrapati Bhawan later today:
May 30, 2019
12:04 (IST)
May 30, 2019
11:54 (IST)
A special gallery called "Kashi Sankul" is being set up at the Rashtrapati Bhawan to accommodate the 250 special guests who have been invited from  in Uttar Pradesh to attend the swearing-in ceremony of Narendra Modi as Prime Minister today.
May 30, 2019
11:51 (IST)
May 30, 2019
11:46 (IST)
Myanmar President U Win Myint arrived in New Delhi to attend Prime Minister Narendra Modi's swearing-in ceremony at Rashtrapati Bhawan later today:
May 30, 2019
11:32 (IST)
Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh will not attend Prime Minister Narendra Modi's oath-taking ceremony today, his media adviser said.
May 30, 2019
11:12 (IST)
Families of BJP workers who were killed in alleged poll-related violence in West Bengal, arrive in Delhi to attend PM Modi's oath ceremony

May 30, 2019
10:06 (IST)
In a third tweet, PM Modi writes, Our Government will leave no stone unturned to safeguard India's unity and integrity. National security is our priority. "India is proud of all those brave men and women martyred in the line of duty."
May 30, 2019
10:03 (IST)
In a second tweet, PM Modi writes, "He (Atal Bihari Vajpayee) would have been very happy to see BJP get such a great opportunity to serve people." Modi along with Amit Shah paid their respects to the former PM at Sadaiv Atal memorial. Here are a few glimpses. 
May 30, 2019
10:02 (IST)
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.
May 30, 2019
08:23 (IST)
8,000 Invited for PM Modi's Swearing-in

A record number of 8,000 guests are likely to attend the swearing-in ceremony. In 2014, approximately 5,000 people attended the ceremony. The guest list includes heads of several neighbouring countries, chief ministers of most of the states and a few famous personalities of the entertainment world
May 30, 2019
08:12 (IST)
Prime Minister of Bhutan Dr. Lotay Tshering has arrived in New Delhi to attend Prime Minister Narendra Modi's swearing-in ceremony for a second term.
May 30, 2019
07:55 (IST)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi pays tribute at the National War Memorial in Delhi. Army Chief Gen. Bipin Rawat, Navy Chief Admiral Sunil Lanba and Vice Chief of Air Force Air Marshal RKS Bhadauria also present.
May 30, 2019
07:15 (IST)
PM Modi Reaches War Memorial

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Bharatiya Janata Party national president Amit Shah pay tribute at Sadaiv Atal Samadhi, the memorial of late former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee.

May 30, 2019
07:04 (IST)
PM Modi Pays Tribute At Raj Ghat

PM Modi pays tribute to Mahatma Gandhi at Rajghat ahead of his oath ceremony.
May 30, 2019
06:48 (IST)
Mauritius PM Arrives 

 Mauritius Prime Minister Pravind Kumar Jugnauth arrives at Indira Gandhi International Airport, received by Foreign Secretary Vijay Gokhale.
May 30, 2019
06:39 (IST)
PM Modi To Pay Tributes

The Sadaiv Atal Samadhi, memorial of late Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, will be one of the first places PM Modi visits in the national capital starting 7 am. PM Modi will also pay his respects at the memorial of Mahatma Gandhi, credited with freeing the country from British rule over seven decades ago, at Rajghat before going on to visit the National War Memorial near India Gate. 
May 30, 2019
06:39 (IST)
PM Modi's Second Swearing-in Ceremony

Narendra Modi will take oath as the prime minister for second consecutive term at 7 pm today in Rashtrapati Bhawan. Under the administration of President Ram Nath Kovind, PM Modi and other members of Union Council of Ministers will take the oath of Office and Oath of Secrecy at a ceremony.

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