Modi takes oath for historic third term, inducts 72 ministers into new cabinet

President Droupadi Murmu administered the oath to PM Modi, followed by senior leaders Rajnath Singh, Amit Shah, and Nitin Gadkari. Notable ministers who retained their positions from the previous Cabinet include JP Nadda, Shivraj Singh Chouhan, Nirmala Sitharaman, S. Jaishankar, and Manohar Lal Khattar.

| Updated: 10 June, 2024 2:52 pm IST
All the Union Cabinet Ministers of NDA who have took their oath of office.

NEW DELHI: Narendra Modi took the oath of office for his third consecutive term as the Prime Minister of India on Sunday. The ceremony at Rashtrapati Bhavan saw the induction of 72 ministers into Modi’s new Cabinet, signaling a significant reshuffle and the inclusion of key allies.

President Droupadi Murmu administered the oath, with notable figures and international dignitaries in attendance. The event was attended by numerous international dignitaries and celebrities, including Shah Rukh Khan and Rajinikanth.

President Droupadi Murmu administered the oath to PM Modi, followed by senior leaders Rajnath Singh, Amit Shah, and Nitin Gadkari. Notable ministers who retained their positions from the previous Cabinet include JP Nadda, Shivraj Singh Chouhan, Nirmala Sitharaman, S. Jaishankar, and Manohar Lal Khattar.

PM Modi takes oath for his historic third term

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The first meeting of PM Modi’s third government is scheduled for 5 PM on Monday. On Monday, PM Modi signed his first official document, authorising the release of the 17th installment of the PM Kishan Nidhi scheme. This installment will benefit 9.3 crore farmers and distribute approximately Rs 20,000 crore.

The new Cabinet comprises 30 Cabinet Ministers, five Ministers with independent charge, and 36 Ministers of State. The specific portfolios for these ministers will be announced later. This coalition government includes representatives from BJP allies such as Chandrababu Naidu’s TDP, Nitish Kumar-led JDU, Chirag Paswan’s LJP, Eknath Shinde’s Shiv Sena, Pawan Kalyan-led Jana Sena, and Jayant Chaudhary’s RLD.

This marks the first time Modi will head a coalition government since becoming Prime Minister in 2014. The BJP emerged as the largest party in the recent elections with 240 Lok Sabha seats, 32 short of a majority.

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Names of all the cabinet ministers

Several prominent figures from the previous Cabinet were not included in Modi’s new team, those names are:

Smriti Irani
Anurag Thakur
Sanjeev Balyan
John Barla
Ajay Bhatt
Bishweswar Tudu
Bhanu Pratap Singh Verma
Arjun Munda
V Muraleedharan
A Narayanaswamy
Mahendra Nath Pandey
Kapil Moreshwar Patil
Bharati Pravin Pawar
Som Parkash
Nisith Pramanik
Narayan Rane
Pratima Bhoumik
Rajeev Chandrashekhar
Ashwini Choubey
Kailash Choudhary
Devusinh Chauhan
Danve Raosaheb Dadarao
Munjapara Mahendrabhai
Ajay Kumar Mishra
Darshana Vikram Jardosh
Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti
Bhagwat Kishanrao Karad
Kaushal Kishore
Bhagwanth Khubha
Faggansingh Kulaste
Meenakshi Lekhi
Parshottam Rupala
Subhas Sarkar
Rajkumar Ranjan Singh
RK Singh
Maj Gen VK Singh (Retd)
Ajay Mishra Teni
Rameswar Teli

The exclusion of these heavyweights marks a significant reshuffle in the BJP’s ministerial ranks.

Among the notable new inclusions is Jyotiraditya Scindia, highlighting his growing influence within the BJP since his defection from the Congress. Hardeep Singh Puri, known for his diplomatic prowess during oil crises, was also sworn in, further solidifying his key role in the government.

Chirag Paswan’s induction signals his strong position as the political heir of his father, Ram Vilas Paswan, and a major comeback in Bihar’s politics.

The ceremony witnessed the presence of leaders from neighboring countries and the Indian Ocean Region, including Sri Lankan President Ranil Wickremesinghe, Maldives President Mohamed Muizzu, and Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.

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