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Narendra Modi Swearing-In Ceremony Highlights: 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.

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 highlights 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

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Deboshree Chowdhury takes oath as Minister of State at the Rashtrapati Bhavan

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PM Modi swearing in LIVE Updates:
Kailash Choudhary takes oath as Minister of State at the Rashtrapati Bhavan

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PM Modi swearing in LIVE:
Pratap Chandra Sarangi takes oath as Minister of State at the Rashtrapati Bhavan

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PM Modi swearing in LIVE:
Rameshwar Teli takes oath as Minister of State at the Rashtrapati Bhavan

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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

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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.