Prime Minister Narendra Modi greets the crowd during a swearing-in ceremony at the Rashtrapati Bhawan in New Delhi.  (Reuters )
Prime Minister Narendra Modi greets the crowd during a swearing-in ceremony at the Rashtrapati Bhawan in New Delhi. (Reuters )

Modi begins second term as PM: A look at his team of ministers

  • Narendra Modi, 68, was administered the oath of office and secrecy by President Ram Nath Kovind
  • Apart from Amit Shah, Singh, Gadkari, the other top leaders who were sworn-in as Union ministers included D V Sadananda Gowda, Nirmala Sitharaman and Ram Vilas Paswan.

Narendra Modi took over as the country's Prime Minister for a second term on Thursday after he was sworn in along with other Union ministers, including BJP president Amit Shah, Rajnath Singh, Nitin Gadkari and former foreign secretary S Jaishankar, a surprise pick.

Modi, 68, was administered the oath of office and secrecy by President Ram Nath Kovind at a glittering ceremony at the forecourt of majestic Rashtrapati Bhawan."Honoured to serve India!" tweeted Modi after taking the oath for the second consecutive term.

Apart from Shah, Singh, Gadkari, the other top leaders who were sworn-in as Union ministers included D V Sadananda Gowda, Nirmala Sitharaman and Ram Vilas Paswan.

While the inclusion of Shah, seen as BJP’s key strategist who helped the party to expand its base after taking over the reins of the party in 2014, was much speculated, Jaishankar, considered close to Modi, was a surprise pick.


PRIME MINISTER

Narendra Modi

UNION MINISTERS

1. Rajnath Singh

2. Amit Shah

3. Nitin Gadkari

4. DV Sadananda Gowda

5. Nirmala Sitharaman

6. Ram Vilas Paswan, LJP

7. Narendra Singh Tomar

8. Ravi Shankar Prasad

9. Harsimrat Kaur Badal

10. Thawar Chand Gehlot

11. S Jaishankar

12. Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank

13. Arjun Munda

14. Smriti Irani

15. Dr Harshavardhan

16. Prakash Javadekar

17. Piyush Goyal

18. Dharmendra Pradhan

19. Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi

20. Prahlad Joshi

21. Mahendra Nath Pandey

22. Arvind Sawant, Shiv Sena

23. Giriraj Singh

24. Gajendra Singh Shekhawat

MINISTERS OF STATE (INDEPENDENT CHARGE)

25. Santosh Kumar Gangwar

26. Rao Inderjit Singh

27. Shripad Yesso Naik

28. Jitendra Singh

29. Kiren Rijiju

30. Prahlad Singh Patel

31. Raj Kumar Singh

32. Hardeep Singh Puri

33. Mansukh Lal Mandaviya

MINISTERS OF STATE

34. Faggan Singh Kulaste

35. Ashwini Kumar Chaubey

36. Arjun Ram Meghwal

37. VK Singh

38. Krishanpal Gurjar

39. Raosaheb Danve

40. GK Reddy

41. Parshottam Rupala

42. Ramdas Athawale

43. Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti

44. Babul Supriyo

45. Sanjiv Kumar Baliyan

46. Sanjay Shamrao Dhotre

47. Anurag Thakur

48. Sureshchand Basappa Reddy

49. Suresh Angadi

50. Nityanand Rai

51. Ratan Lal Kataria

52. V Muraleedharan

53. Renuka Singh Saruta

54. Rameswar Teli

55. Pratap Chandra Sarangi

56. Kailash Chaudhury

57. Debasree Chaudhuri

With Agency Inputs

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