Narendra Modi swearing-in ceremony LIVE Updates: Narendra Modi took oath as Prime Minister for a second consecutive term at 7 pm today, May 30, 2019. The swearing-in ceremony is taking place in the forecourt of the Rashtrapati Bhavan with over 6,000 guests present to witness the event. Along with the prime minister, his council of ministers will also take oath during the ceremony. In the past couple of days, PM Modi and BJP president Amit Shah were seen holding several meeting to finalise Modi’s new Cabinet, which apparently will go through major changes for Modi govt 2.0. Earlier on Wednesday, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley opted out of Modi govt 2.0, leaving the coveted portfolio open for speculations.
PM Modi-led BJP stormed to victory after sweeping 303 parliamentary seats in the Lok Sabha elections 2019. Congress, on the other hand, had to face a deplorable poll debacle as it won only 52 of the 542 Lok Sabha polls.
PM Modi’s guest list for today includes leaders of BIMSTEC countries, including Bangladesh, India, Myanmar, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Nepal and Bhutan. Several leaders from across the country will also be present at the event. Former prime minister Manmohan Singh, UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi and Congress president Rahul Gandhi too will be present at the function.
Here are the Narendra Modi swearing-in ceremony LIVE Updates:
- Debasree Chaudhuri takes oath as Union Minister. She won Raiganj Lok Sabha seat in West Bengal where BJP made deep inroads. The saffron party bagged 18 out of 22 parliamentary seats.
- Kailash Choudhary takes oath as Union Minister. He won Rajasthan’s Barmer parliamentary constituency in the recently held Lok Sabha election 2019.
- Pratap Chandra Sarangi takes oath as Union Minister.
- Rameswar Teli takes oath as Union Minister. He emerged victorious from Assam’s Dibrugarh Lok Sabha constituency.
- Som Parkash takes oath as Union Minister.
- Renuka Singh Saruta takes oath as Union Minister. She will enter the 17th Lok Sabha after winning Sarguja seat of Chattisgarh.
- V Muraleedharan takes oath as Union Minister. He is the single MP from Kerala who took an oath in Delhi.
- Rattan Lal Kataria takes oath as Union Minister. He won the parliamentary seat from Ambala Lok Sabha seat in Haryana.
- Nityanand Rai takes oath as Union Minister. He emerged victorious from Ujiarpur Lok Sabha seat.
- Suresh Angadi takes oath as Union Minister. He is the Lok Sabha member from Karnataka.
- Anurag Thakur takes oath as Union Minister. He is the three-time MP from Hamirpur Lok Sabha seat in Himachal Pradesh.
- Sanjay Shamrao Dhotre takes oath as Union. He won the Lok Sabha elections for the fourth consecutive term.
- Sanjeev Balyan takes oath as Union Minister. He won the Lok Sabha elections from Muzaffarnagar constituency.
- Babul Supriyo takes oath as Union Minister. He won Asansol Lok Sabha seat for the second consecutive term in the 17th Lok Sabha elections. He is a former playback singer, television host and an actor.
- Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti takes oath as Union Minister. She was administered oath by the President.
- Ramdas Athawale takes oath as Union Minister. He is the president of the Republican Party of India, a BJP ally.
- Parshottam Rupala takes oath as Union Minister.
- G Kishan Reddy takes oath as Union Minister. He is an MP from Secunderabad Lok Sabha seat.
- Danve Raosaheb Dadarao takes oath as Union Minister. He is the BJP chief for Maharashtra.
- Krishan Pal Gurjar takes oath as Union Minister. He won Faridabad Lok Sabha constituency in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections.
- VK Singh takes oath as Union Minister. He is a four-star general and former Union minister. He was the part of the previous Cabinet.
- Arjun Ram Meghwal takes oath as Union Minister. He is from Rajasthan and was the part of previous Modi’s Cabinet.
- Faggan Singh Kulaste takes oath as Union Minister. He has served as the Union Minister for State in the previous Cabinet. He was also the part of Atar Bihari Vajpayee’s Cabinet.
- Mansukh Mandaviya takes oath as Union Minister. He was the minister of state in charge of Road Transport and Highways in the outgoing Cabinet.
- Hardeep Singh Puri takes oath as Union Minister. He was a former career diplomat and served as
Union Minister of State in the Ministry of Housing.
- RK Singh takes oath as Union Minister. He won Lok Sabha elections 2019 from Bihar’s parliamentary seat. He is a former Indian Administrative Service officer.
- Prahlad Singh Patel takes oath as Union Minister. He is an MP from Madhya Pradesh where BJP demolished Congress in the recently held Lok Sabha elections.
- Kiren Rijiju takes oath as Union Minister after Jitendra Singh did the same. Rijiju was the Union Minister of State for Home Affairs. He is a parliamentarian from Arunachal Pradesh.
- Jitendra Singh took oath as the Union Minister after Shripad Naik was administered an oath. He won the Udhampur Lok Sabha constituency for the second consecutive term.
- Shripad Naik takes oath as Union Minister. He was also the Union Minister for the state in the outgoing Cabinet.
- Rao Inderjit Singh takes oath as Union Minister in the PM Modi’s Cabinet. He was the Minister of State in the Government of India.
- Santosh Gangwar takes oath as Union Minister. He was the Minister of State with independent charge in the Ministry of Labour.
- Gajendra Singh Shekhawat was sworn in as the Union Minister in the Cabinet of Narendra Modi. He was serving as Minister of State for Agriculture and Farmers Welfare in the outgoing Cabinet. Shekhawat defeated Vaibhav Gehlot, the son of the Rajasthan CM Ashok Gehlot.
- Giriraj Singh takes oath as Cabinet Minister. Giriraj Singh defeated former JNU students’ union chief Kanhaiya Kumar from Begusarai in 2014. He had won from Nawada in 2014 elections.
- Shiv Sena’s Arvind Sawant takes oath as Cabinet Minister. Arvind Sawant of defeated Milind Deora from Mumbai South in the recent elections.
- Mahendranath Pandey takes oath as Cabinet Minister. He had served as the Union Minister of State for Ministry of Human Resource Development between 2016 and 2017.
- Pralhad Joshin who was an MP in Karnataka’s Dharwad takes oath as Cabinet Minister. He is becoming a Cabinet minister for the first time.
- Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi takes oath as Cabinet minister. Naqvi was the minority affairs minister in the outgoing cabinet. He is a member of the Rajya Sabha.
- Dharmendra Pradhan takes oath as Cabinet minister. Dharmendra Pradhan was the minister for petroleum and natural gas and skill development in the first Modi cabinet.
- Piyush Goyal takes oath as Cabinet Minister in the new government
- Prakash Javadekar takes oath for the second time in Modi Cabinet. He was an incumbent Union Minister of Ministry of Human Resource Development
- Harshvardhan takes oath as Cabinet minister. Harshvardhan was the chief ministerial candidate of the BJP in the 2015 Delhi Assembly polls
- Smriti Irani takes oath as Cabinet minister for the second time in Modi led-government. Irani was initially the human resource development minister in the first Modi Cabinet and then was moved to the textiles ministry.
- Arjun Munda, former Jharkhand chief minister, takes oath. Munda was the BJP’s second chief minister after Babulal Marandi, who was the first chief minister of Jharkhand.
- Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank, former Uttarakhand chief minister, takes the oath as Cabinet minister
- S. Jaishankar, former foreign secretary and former ambassador to China, takes oath of office and secrecy
- Ramvilas Paswan and Narendra Singh Tomar were administered oath by President Ramnath Kovind. Both were the Union Ministers in the 15th Lok Sabha.
- Nitin Gadkari and Nirmala Sitharaman also took oath as Union Ministers at Rashtrapati Bhavan. Gadkari has served as the BJP president while Nirmala was the Defence Minister in the outgoing cabinet.
- Ending all the speculations, BJP President Amit Shah has become a part of PM Modi’s Cabinet after taking oath as the Union Minister. He emerged victorious in his Lok Sabha debut from Gandhinagar parliamentary seat.
- Lucknow BJP MP Rajnath Singh also took oath as the Union Minister for the second consecutive term. He was the Home Minister in the outgoing Cabinet.
- Narendra Modi has taken oath as the 16th Prime Minister of India in a grand ceremony at Rashtrapati Bhavan in Delhi on Thursday evening. President Ramnath Kovind administered the oath to PM Modi.
- Former Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar arrives at 7 Lok Kalyan Marg (PM Modi’s residence). Reports said Jaishankar, who served as the Foreign Secretary of India from January 2015 to January 2018, received a call to join the new Cabinet of Narendra Modi on Thursday. Jaishankar, the former Ambassador of India to the US and China, and the Czech Republic, and as High Commissioner to Singapore, is taking part in Narendra Modi’s swearing-in ceremony at Rashtrapati Bhavan. Earlier, Jaishankar had taken over as the Tata Group’s president in global corporate affairs. He was responsible for the group’s global corporate affairs and international strategy development, overseeing Tata Sons’ international offices and worked with the group companies to help them strengthen their business presence and positioning in their respective global geographies.
– Ashok, a resident of Muzaffarpur, Bihar, is selling tea in Delhi to show his support for PM Modi. Ashok says tries to visit and sell tea wherever Narendra Modi holds a public meeting.
– Producer and veteran Bollywood actor Jitendra arrived in Delhi to attend PM Modi’s oath-taking ceremony. Expressing his happiness, Jitendra said Modi’s oath ceremony is a historic moment. Being a follower of Modi and fan, he thinks the country is in the beautiful hands of Modi.
– Gujarat BJP President Jitu Vaghani said he met party president Amit Shah and Shah congratulated him for becoming a part of PM Narendra Modi’s Cabinet.
– Anurag Thakur, winning BJP MP from Hamirpur, Himachal Pradesh met PM Modi at 7 Lok Kalyan Marg. Thakur is the son of former Himachal Pradesh chief minister Prem Kumar Dhumal.
– Nepal’s Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli arrives in Delhi to attend Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s oath ceremony at Rashtrapati Bhavan on Thursday.
– Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) president Sukhbir Singh Badal is attending the swearing-in ceremony of Narendra Modi today. Badal said the country needs a strong government and it is a matter of joy that a new government is being formed at the Centre.
– Debasree Chaudhuri, BJP MP from Raiganj (West Bengal) said she is feeling good as she received a phone call from party president Amit Shah. Shah asked her to be present for the meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi today evening and attend at the oath ceremony. Debasree also said the upcoming assembly election in West Bengal will be one-sided because the Mamata Banerjee-led TMC will not exist as their MLAs and Councillors have started joining the BJP. The TMC will not be able to do anything in next election while the BJP will finish them in 5-6 months and form the government in Bengal, she added.
– DMK chief MK Stalin not attending the event as he has not been invited for the ceremony. The DMK won 23 seats of the 38 seats in Tamil Nadu in the Lok Sabha election. Elections were not held in Vellore LS constituency. The DMK has chosen Stalin’s step-sister Kanimozhi as the party’s deputy leader in the Lok Sabha. Veteran leader TR Baalu is the DMK leader in PArliament.
– Janata Dal (Secular) founder Deve Gowda not to attend swearing-in, son Karnataka CM HD Kumaraswamy likely to be present at the ceremony. Telangana Rashtra Samithi chief and Telangana CM K Chandrasekhar Rao also not likely to attend. He attended the swearing-in ceremony of YSRCP chief Jaganmohan Reddy in Andhra Pradesh today.
– Reports said BJP leader Santosh Gangwar is likely to be appointed as pro-tem Speaker of 17th Lok Sabha. On being questioned about the latest development, Gangwar said he can’t become the pro-tem Speaker after becoming a minister. He said someone else should get that post while he would like to carry out whatever responsibility will be given to him by PM Modi and party president Amit Shah.
– Nepal Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli and Kyrgyzstan President Sooronbay Jeenbekov have arrived in the capital. Both will be attending PM Modi’s swearing-in scheduled at 7 pm.
– Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) Sukhbir Singh Badal, who will be attending PM swearing-in ceremony said it’s a matter of great joy that a new govt is being formed. He added that the country needs a strong government.
– BJP President Amit Shah will be hosting dinner for district-level BJP workers at his residence in the evening. This will be post the swearing-in ceremony where Amit Shah is also expected to take oath for the new Cabinet. The new ministers have also been invited for a high tea at Narendra Modi’s residence today.
– General VK Singh is also to meet PM Modi at his residence this evening. He’s likely to be given charge of one of the Union Ministries.
– Andhra Pradesh newly elected chief minister YS Jaganmohan Reddy won’t be attending PM Modi’s swearing-in ceremony. Reddy took the oath for the post of chief minister this morning. Telangana CM KCR won’t be attending the ceremony as well.
– BJP leader Ramesh Pokhriyal to be part of the swearing-in ceremony. He said he received a call from BJP president Amit Shah to be present for the meeting with the prime minister this evening. BJP Ramesh Pokhriyal received a phone call from party president Amit Shah. Shah asked Pokhriyal to be present for the meeting with the prime minister today evening. The BJP president also asked him to be present at the oath ceremony. In the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, BJP leader Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank drubbed Ambrish Kumar of Congress by 2,58,729 votes. Nishank had won Hardwar Lok Parliamentary constituency in Central Uttarakhand region of Uttarakhand in the 2014 Lok Sabha elections.
– Shahid Kapoor, Anupam Kher, Kangana Ranaut among many others to attend PM Modi’s swearing-in ceremony at Rashtrapati Bhawan today. On Modi’s second term as PM, Anupam Kher said he was proud to be part of a historic event and it’s time that people of the country also make their contribution towards the country.
– Film maker Rakesh OmPrakash Mehra who has been invited for Modi’s oath-taking ceremony said he was extremely fortunate to be part of this ceremony and that people should not have false expectations from anybody. Instead, they should keep doing their jobs putting the right foot forward.
– Mansukh Lal Mandaviya on whether he will be going for the swearing-in ceremony on his bicycle said it’s his passion to use the bicycle because it’s eco-friendly, saves fuel and keeps you healthy.
– DV Sadananda Gowda to meet PM Modi ahead of the swearing-in ceremony which is scheduled at 7 pm. He said at 5 pm, the Prime Minister will have tea with cabinet and other ministerial colleagues followed by leaving for the Rashtrapati Bhawan.
– Family of Sudip Biswas, CRPF personnel who was martyred in the Pulwama terror attack on February 14 also arrives in Delhi to be part of PM Modi’s swearing-in ceremony.
– BJP leaders Dharmendra Pradhan, DV Sadananda Gowda, Giriraj Singh and Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi will be meeting PM Modi at about 4:30 pm today, ahead of the swearing-in ceremony which is scheduled to take place at 7 pm.
– Among BJP allies who will also be inducted in the new council of ministers is Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD). It’s Bathinda MP, Harsimrat Kaur Badal will be taking oath along with other ministers. Babul Supriyo, BJP MP from Asansol, will also take oath this evening.
– BJP MP from Midnapore and West Bengal BJP president Dilip Ghosh said Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee can’t face family members of those who were killed due to political violence as the people of the state have already given a mandate against the killings.
– President of Myanmar, U Win Myint, arrives in Delhi. He will attend PM Narendra Modi’s oath ceremony at Rashtrapati Bhawan later today.
– Family members of 54 BJP workers who were killed in political violence in West Bengal, arrive in Delhi to take part in Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s oath ceremony today.
– BJP MP Manoj Tiwari said West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee shouldn’t attend Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s swearing-in ceremony in New Delhi today, because the way she used violence as a tool to win the 2019 Lok Sabha elections in the state, she has lost the courage to maintain eye contact with the people present in the meeting (Unko aana bhi nahi chahiye. Jaise unhone loktantra mein hinsa karke khoon-kharaba kiya…unke pass nazar kahan hai ki aisi sabha mein baith kar logon se nazar milayen).
– Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut said Sena president Uddhav Thackeray has given Arvind Sawant’s name to take oath as union minister because it has been decided that there will be one minister from each ally.
– Foreign Secretary Vijay Gokhle receives Prime Minister of Bhutan, Lotay Tshering on his arrival in Delhi. He will attend PM Narendra Modi’s oath ceremony at Rashtrapati Bhawan later today.
– Ahead of his swearing-in ceremony, Prime Minister Narendra Modi paid tribute at the National War Memorial in Delhi. He was also joined by Army Chief Gen. Bipin Rawat, Navy Chief Admiral Sunil Lanba and Vice Chief of Air Force Air Marshal RKS Bhadauria.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Bharatiya Janata Party President Amit Shah paid tribute at Sadaiv Atal Samadhi, the memorial of late Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee. The Prime Minister Narendra also visited the Rajghat to pay homage to Mahatma Gandhi. Later today, President Ram Nath Kovind will administer the oath of office and secrecy to PM Modi.