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Narendra Modi Cabinet highlight: The first meeting underway at the prime minister's residence.
Narendra Modi Cabinet highlight: The first meeting underway at the prime minister's residence.

Narendra Modi Cabinet highlight: The portfolio distribution in the NDA government was announced after the first Cabinet meeting, chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, held at 7, Lok Kalyan Marg in Delhi. A total of 30 MPs took oath as Cabinet ministers at Rashtrapati Bhavan on Sunday evening. Prime Minister Narendra Modi signed the first file of his third tenure on Monday which pertains to releasing the 17th instalment of the PM Kisan Nidhi....Read More

Narendra Modi took oath as Prime Minister for the third consecutive time along with his new Cabinet and council of ministers at the Rashtrapati Bhavan on Sunday evening. The oath was administered by President Droupadi Murmu in the forecourt of the Rashtrapati Bhavan during the ceremony that began at 7.15 pm. Modi's oath-taking was followed immediately by top BJP aides Rajnath Singh, Amit Shah and Nitin Gadkari – the defence, home and transport ministers in his last government, respectively.

The new government team includes 30 Cabinet ministers, 5 Ministers of State with Independent Charge and 36 Ministers of State.

Members of Parliament (MPs) who took oath as members of the Council of Ministers include Narendra Modi, JP Nadda, Nitin Gadkari, Rajnath Singh, Piyush Goyal, and Jyotiraditya Scindia. Other appointees include HD Kumaraswamy of (JDS), Chirag Paswan (LJP), Ram Nath Thakur JD(U), Jitan Ram Manji (HAM-S), Jayant Chaudhary (RLD), Anupriya Patel (Apna Dal (Soneylal)), Rammohan Naidu (TDP), and Chandra Sekhar Pemmasani (TDP). Pratap Rao Jadhav of the Shiv Sena was also inducted into the new government as Union Minister of State.

Who was in attendance at the swearing-in ceremony?

- Industrialists like Mukesh Ambani attended with his sons Anant and Akash and son-in-law Anand Piramal, while Gautam Adani was there with his wife Priti and brother Rajesh Adani.

- Actors Shah Rukh Khan, Rajinikanth, Akshay Kumar, Raveena Tandon, Anupam Kher, Vikrant Massey, and singer Kailash Kher were present.

- Chief Justice D Y Chandrachud attended the event with his wife, and former President Ram Nath Kovind also attended.

- Seven heads of state attended the event as part of India’s ‘Neighbourhood First’ policy - Sri Lanka President Ranil Wickremesinghe, President of Maldives Mohamed Muizzu, Vice-President of Seychelles Ahmed Afif, Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, Prime Minister of Mauritius Pravind Kumar Jugnauth, Prime Minister of Nepal Pushpa Kamal Dahal 'Prachanda' and Prime Minister of Bhutan Tshering Tobgay.

Lok Sabha election result numbers

The BJP bagged 240 seats in the recently held Lok Sabha election, and the National Democratic Alliance secured a majority of 293 seats out of 543 Lok Sabha seats. On the other hand, the Congress won 99 seats in the general election, while the INDIA bloc bagged 234 seats.

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June 10, 2024 7:55 PM IST

Narendra Modi Cabinet Live Updates: List of Ministers of State (MoS)

Jitin Prasada - Minister of State in the Ministry of Commerce and Industry; and Minister of State in the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology.

Shripad Yesso Naik - Minister of State in the Ministry of Power; and Minister of State in the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy.

Pankaj Chaudhary - Minister of State in the Ministry of Finance.

Krishan Pal - Minister of State in the Ministry of Cooperation.

Ramdas Athawale - Minister of State in the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment.

Ram Nath Thakur - Minister of State in the Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare.

Nityanand Rai - Minister of State in the Ministry of Home Affairs.

Anupriya Patel - Minister of State in the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare; and Minister of State in the Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers.

V. Somanna - Minister of State in the Ministry of Jal Shakti; and Minister of State in the Ministry of Railways.

Chandra Sekhar Pemmasani - Minister of State in the Ministry of Rural Development; and Minister of State in the Ministry of Communications.

Prof. S. P. Singh Baghel - Minister of State in the Ministry of Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and Dairying; and Minister of State in the Ministry of Panchayati Raj.

Sobha Karandlaje - Minister of State in the Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises; and Minister of State in the Ministry of Labour and Employment.

Kirtivardhan Singh - Minister of State in the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change; and Minister of State in the Ministry of External Affairs.

B. L. Verma - Minister of State in the Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution; and Minister of State in the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment.

Shantanu Thakur - Minister of State in the Ministry of Ports, Shipping and Waterways.

Suresh Gopi - Minister of State in the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas; and Minister of State in the Ministry of Tourism.

Dr. L. Murugan - Minister of State in the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting; and Minister of State in the Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs.

Ajay Tamta - Minister of State in the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways.

Bandi Sanjay Kumar - Minister of State in the Ministry of Home Affairs.

Kamlesh Paswan - Minister of State in the Ministry of Rural Development.

Bhagirath Choudhary - Minister of State in the Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare.

Satish Chandra Dubey - Minister of State in the Ministry of Coal; and Minister of State in the Ministry of Mines.

Sanjay Seth - Minister of State in the Ministry of Defence.

Ravneet Singh - Minister of State in the Ministry of Food Processing Industries; and Minister of State in the Ministry of Railways.

Durgadas Uikey - Minister of State in the Ministry of Tribal Affairs.

Raksha Nikhil Khadse - Minister of State in the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports.

Sukanta Majumdar - Minister of State in the Ministry of Education; and

Minister of State in the Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region.

Savitri Thakur - Minister of State in the Ministry of Women and Child Development.

Tokhan Sahu - Minister of State in the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs.

Raj Bhushan Choudhary - Minister of State in the Ministry of Jal Shakti.

Bhupathi Raju Srinivasa Varma - Minister of State in the Ministry of Heavy Industries; and Minister of State in the Ministry of Steel.

Harsh Malhotra - Minister of State in the Ministry of Corporate Affairs; and

Minister of State in the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways.

Nimuben Jayantibhai Bambhaniya - Minister of State in the Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution.

Murlidhar Mohol- Minister of State in the Ministry of Cooperation; and Minister of State in the Ministry of Civil Aviation.

George Kurian - Minister of State in the Ministry of Minority Affairs; and

Minister of State in the Ministry of Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and Dairying.

Pabitra Margherita - Minister of State in the Ministry of External Affairs; and

Minister of State in the Ministry of Textiles.

June 10, 2024 7:51 PM IST

Narendra Modi Cabinet Live Updates: List of MoS (Independent Charge)

Rao Inderjit Singh - Minister of State (Independent Charge) of the Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation; Minister of State (Independent Charge) of the Ministry of Planning; and Minister of State in the Ministry of Culture.

Dr. Jitendra Singh - Minister of State (Independent Charge) of the Ministry of Science and Technology; Minister of State (Independent Charge) of the Ministry of Earth Sciences; Minister of State in the Prime Minister’s Office; Minister of State in the Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions; Minister of State in the Department of Atomic Energy; and Minister of State in the Department of Space.

Arjun Ram Meghwal - Minister of State (Independent Charge) of the Ministry of Law and Justice; and Minister of State in the Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs.

Jadhav Prataprao Ganpatrao - Minister of State (Independent Charge) of the Ministry of Ayush; and Minister of State in the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.

Jayant Chaudhary - Minister of State (Independent Charge) of the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship; and Minister of State in the Ministry of Education.

June 10, 2024 7:45 PM IST

Narendra Modi Cabinet Live Updates: Full list of cabinet ministers

Rajnath Singh - Minister of Defence

Amit Shah - Minister of Home Affairs; Minister of Cooperation.

Nitin Jairam Gadkari - Minister of Road Transport and Highways.

Jagat Prakash Nadda - Minister of Health and Family Welfare; and Minister of Chemicals and Fertilizers.

Shivraj Singh Chouhan - Minister of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare; and

Minister of Rural Development.

Nirmala Sitharaman - Minister of Finance; and Minister of Corporate Affairs.

Dr. Subrahmanyam Jaishankar - Minister of External Affairs.

Manohar Lal Khattar - Minister of Housing and Urban Affairs; and

Minister of Power.

H. D. Kumaraswamy - Minister of Heavy Industries; and Minister of Steel.

Piyush Goyal - Minister of Commerce and Industry.

Dharmendra Pradhan - Minister of Education

Jitan Ram Manjhi - Minister of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises.

Rajiv Ranjan Singh alias Lalan Singh - Minister of Panchayati Raj; and

Minister of Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and Dairying.

Sarbananda Sonowal - Minister of Ports, Shipping and Waterways.

Virendra Kumar - Minister of Social Justice and Empowerment.

Kinjarapu Rammohan Naidu - Minister of Civil Aviation.

Pralhad Joshi - Minister of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution; and

Minister of New and Renewable Energy.

Jual Oram - Minister of Tribal Affairs.

Giriraj Singh - Minister of Textiles.

Ashwini Vaishnaw - Minister of Railways; Minister of Information and Broadcasting; and Minister of Electronics and Information Technology.

Jyotiraditya M. Scindia - Minister of Communications; and Minister of Development of North Eastern Region.

Bhupender Yadav - Minister of Environment, Forest and Climate Change.

Gajendra Singh Shekhawat - Minister of Culture; and Minister of Tourism.

Annpurna Devi - Minister of Women and Child Development

Kiren Rijiju - Minister of Parliamentary Affairs; and Minister of Minority Affairs.

Hardeep Singh Puri - Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas

Mansukh Mandaviya - Minister of Labour and Employment; and Minister of Youth Affairs and Sports.

G. Kishan Reddy - Minister of Coal; and Minister of Mines.

Chirag Paswan - Minister of Food Processing Industries.

C R Patil - Minister of Jal Shakti

June 10, 2024 10:33 PM IST

Narendra Modi Cabinet Live Updates: Three Cabinet ministers from South, two MoS from Kerala

The Narendra Modi government has allocated Cabinet berths to two of its allies in the south and one to its Telangana party chief. Notably, the government has allotted Minister of State roles to two of its party leaders from Kerala, where the Bharatiya Janata Party registered its first electoral win.

While Janata Dal (Secular) chief and former Karnataka Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy has been allocated charge of Minister of Heavy Industries and Minister of Steel, Telugu Desam Party's Kinjarapu Rammohan Naidu has been appointed Minister of Civil Aviation.

June 10, 2024 10:16 PM IST

Narendra Modi Cabinet Live Updates: FM announced major tax devolution to states in June

Finance Ministry has announced the release of an additional installment of tax devolution to states for June 2024, in a move to support state finances and spur economic development. The total amount released to states for June now stands at 1,39,750 crore.

June 10, 2024 10:04 PM IST

Narendra Modi Cabinet Live Updates: Gajendra Singh Shekhawat celebrates position in Union Cabinet

June 10, 2024 9:38 PM IST

Narendra Modi Cabinet Live Updates: JP Nadda on getting Health Ministry portfolio

Union Minister JP Nadda posted on X, "Grateful to PM Modi for trusting me with the roles of Minister of Health and Family Welfare, and Minister of Chemicals and Fertilizers. Modi 3.0 is steadfastly committed to the welfare of the people. In line with this, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW) will make every effort to ensure better healthcare infrastructure and facilities, ensuring no one is left behind in receiving better treatment. Additionally, the Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers will contribute to every extent to realizing PM Modi ji's vision of 'Viksit Bharat'."

June 10, 2024 9:09 PM IST

Narendra Modi Cabinet Live Updates: Shivraj Singh Chouhan on getting cabinet post

Union Minister of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare and Minister of Rural Development, Shivraj Singh Chouhan said, "Under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, work is going on for agriculture and farmer welfare and rural development work is also progressing rapidly...There is continuity. Better work in the last 10 years and in our manifesto, whether it is farmer welfare or rural development, we have prepared a roadmap for it and we will take these works forward. The priority of the Prime Minister and the priority of the government is farmer welfare and that is why today he signed the first file, the decision taken by the cabinet today to release Kisan Samman Nidhi..."

June 10, 2024 8:43 PM IST

Narendra Modi Cabinet Live Updates: Chirag Paswan says ‘happy and satisfied’

Chirag Paswan, who was allocated Ministry of Food Processing Industries, said, “I am happy and satisfied with the responsibility given to me by my Prime Minister...For me, it's a huge responsibility and definitely I will be fulfilling it, yes, I'll need some time before I can understand and I can study the whole department and then only I can comment in detail about these things.”

June 10, 2024 8:18 PM IST

Narendra Modi Cabinet Live Updates: PM calls up Manmohan Singh, Deve Gowda

Narendra Modi Cabinet Live Updates: PM Modi called up former president Pratibha Patil and former prime ministers Dr Manmohan Singh and HD Deve Gowda to seek their blessings as he begins his third term.

June 10, 2024 8:08 PM IST

Narendra Modi Cabinet Live Updates: Kumaraswamy expresses gratitude to PM

Narendra Modi Cabinet Live Updates: JD(S) leader H D Kumaraswamy on Monday expressed gratitude to Prime Minister Narendra Modi for appointing him as Minister of Steel and Heavy Industries in the union government.

"I am deeply grateful to the Hon'ble Prime Minister, Shri @narendramodi , for appointing me as the Minister of Steel and Heavy Industries in the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government, in its third consecutive term," Kumaraswamy posted on 'X'.

June 10, 2024 7:38 PM IST

Narendra Modi Cabinet Live Updates: Who got what

Home Ministry— Amit Shah

Defence Ministry— Rajnath Singh

External Affairs Ministry— Dr S Jaishankar

Finance — Nirmala Sitharaman

Agriculture and rural development — Shivraj Singh Chouhan

MoRTH — Nitin Gadkari

Housing & Urban Affairs and Power & New Energy — Manohar Lal Khattar

Commerce Ministry — Piyush Goyal

Petroleum & Natural Gas — Hardeep Singh Puri

Railways and Information & Broadcasting — Ashwini Vaishnav

Education Ministry — Dharmendra Pradhan

Health Ministry — JP Nadda

Labour Ministry — Mansukh Mandaviya

Environment Ministry — Bhupender Yadav

Civil Aviation — Ram Mohan Naidu

Parliamentary Affairs — Kiren Rijiju

MSME — Jitan Ram Manjhi

Ministry of Ports, Shipping and Waterways - Sarbananda Sonowal

Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports – Chirag Paswan

Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region, Telecom – Jyotiraditya Scindia

June 10, 2024 7:35 PM IST

Narendra Modi Cabinet Live Updates: Annapurna Devi gets women and child development

Narendra Modi Cabinet Live Updates: Union minister Annapurna Devi, OBC leader from Jharkhand, has been allocated women and child development ministry, which was earlier held by Smriti Zubin Irani.

June 10, 2024 7:33 PM IST

Narendra Modi Cabinet Live Updates: Gajendra Singh Shekhawat gets tourism and culture

Narendra Modi Cabinet Live Updates: Union minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat has been allocated tourism and culture ministry. He had Jal Shakti ministry in the previous government.

June 10, 2024 7:28 PM IST

Narendra Modi Cabinet Live Updates: JP Nadda gets health ministry

Narendra Modi Cabinet Live Updates: BJP president JP Nadda has been allocated health ministry, a portfolio he held in the first term of the Modi government.

June 10, 2024 7:23 PM IST

Narendra Modi Cabinet Live Updates: Who got what

Home Ministry— Amit Shah

Defence Ministry— Rajnath Singh

External Affairs Ministry— Dr S Jaishankar

Finance — Nirmala Sitharaman

Agriculture and rural development — Shivraj Singh Chouhan

MoRTH — Nitin Gadkari

Housing & Urban Affairs and Power & New Energy — Manohar Lal Khattar

Commerce Ministry — Piyush Goyal

Petroleum & Natural Gas — Hardeep Singh Puri

Railways and Information & Broadcasting — Ashwini Vaishnav

Education Ministry — Dharmendra Pradhan

Health Ministry — JP Nadda

Labour Ministry — Mansukh Mandaviya

Environment Ministry — Bhupender Yadav

Civil Aviation — Ram Mohan Naidu

Parliamentary Affairs — Kiren Rijiju

MSME — Jitan Ram Manjhi

Ministry of Ports, Shipping and Waterways - Sarbananda Sonowal

Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports – Chirag Paswan

Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region, Telecom – Jyotiraditya Scindia

June 10, 2024 7:20 PM IST

Narendra Modi Cabinet Live Updates: Ram Mohan Naidu gets civil aviation

Narendra Modi Cabinet Live Updates: Ram Mohan Naidu has been allocated the civil aviation ministry.

June 10, 2024 7:19 PM IST

Narendra Modi Cabinet Live Updates: Dharmendra Pradhan retains ministry of education

Narendra Modi Cabinet Live Updates: Dharmendra Pradhan has been allocated ministry of education in the Modi government.

June 10, 2024 7:17 PM IST

Narendra Modi Cabinet Live Updates: Amit Shah, Rajnath Singh, and Nirmala Sitharaman retain their portfolio

Narendra Modi Cabinet Live Updates: Union ministers Amit Shah, Rajnath Singh, and Nirmala Sitharaman have retained home ministry, defence ministry, and finance ministry, respectively.

June 10, 2024 7:14 PM IST

Narendra Modi Cabinet Live Updates: Manohar Lal Khattar gets power, urban affairs

Narendra Modi Cabinet Live Updates: Former Haryana chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar has been allocated ministry of power and ministry of urban affairs in the new NDA government.

June 10, 2024 7:12 PM IST

Narendra Modi Cabinet Live Updates: Ashwini Vaishnaw gets Information and Broadcasting Ministry

Narendra Modi Cabinet Live Updates: Ashwini Vaishnaw has been allocated, Information and Broadcasting Ministry, people aware of the matter said.

June 10, 2024 7:10 PM IST

Narendra Modi Cabinet Live Updates: Shivraj Singh Chouhan gets agriculture and rural development

Narendra Modi Cabinet Live Updates: Union minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan gets agriculture and rural development ministry in the new NDA government.

June 10, 2024 6:53 PM IST

Narendra Modi Cabinet Live Updates: PM responds to Nawaz Sharif's message

Narendra Modi Cabinet Live Updates: “Appreciate your message @NawazSharifMNS. The people of India have always stood for peace, security and progressive ideas. Advancing the well-being and security of our people shall always remain our priority,” Modi said on X.

June 10, 2024 6:44 PM IST

Narendra Modi Cabinet Live Updates: Nitin Gadkari retains Road Transport & Highways, reports say

Narendra Modi Cabinet Live Updates: Union minister Nitin Gadkari has retained the Road Transport & Highways Ministry, reported India Today. Ajay Tamta and Harsh Malhotra are the two ministers of state for Road Transport & Highways.

June 10, 2024 6:34 PM IST

Narendra Modi Cabinet Live Updates: Uddhav camp jabs NDA govt over portfolio suspense

Narendra Modi Cabinet Live Updates: “None of the ministers in the cabinet know their responsibility but yet we are being told by media about 2 ‘big’ decisions taken. So basically PM Modi is taking the decision and merely conveying it to the cabinet minus portfolios?” Shiv Sena (UBT) MP Priyanka Chaturvedi posted on X.

June 10, 2024 6:11 PM IST

Narendra Modi Cabinet Live Updates: Govt to help construct 3 crore more houses under PMAY

Narendra Modi Cabinet Live Updates: In the first cabinet meeting, the government decided to provide assistance to construct 3 crore rural and urban houses under Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (PMAY).

Under PMAY, a total of 4.21 crore houses have been completed for eligible poor families under the housing schemes in the last 10 years. All the houses constructed under PMAY are provided with basic amenities such as household toilets, LPG, electricity, and functional household taps through convergence with other schemes of central Government and state governments.

June 10, 2024 6:07 PM IST

Narendra Modi Cabinet Live Updates: Cabinet briefing likely soon, reports India Today

Narendra Modi Cabinet Live Updates: A cabinet briefing is likely to take place soon, reports India Today citing sources in the government.

June 10, 2024 6:00 PM IST

Narendra Modi Cabinet Live Updates: ‘INDIA bloc govt in waiting,’ says TMC MP Shatrughan Sinha

Narendra Modi Cabinet Live Updates: “Today, if at all we accept the formation of the new Govt....what would we call it? Govt with crutches? Hung Parliament? Weak Govt? Lame Govt? & of course INDIA BLOCK headed by @MamataOfficial @RahulGandhi & @AkhlieshYadav have shone & are the Govt in waiting? Joi Bangla! Jai Hind!” TMC MP Shatrughan Sinha posted on X.

June 10, 2024 5:43 PM IST

Narendra Modi Cabinet Live Updates: PM thanks Pakistani counterpart Shehbaz Sharif

Narendra Modi Cabinet Live Updates: Pakistan Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif and former premier Nawaz Sharif congratulated PM Narendra Modi on beginning his third term. “Felicitations to @narendramodi on taking oath as the Prime Minister of India,” Sharif said in a post on X. Modi responded to Shehbaz Sharif’s message saying: “Thank you @cmshehbaz for your good wishes.”

June 10, 2024 5:35 PM IST

Narendra Modi Cabinet Live Updates: Shiv Sena miffed over MoS berth

Narendra Modi Cabinet Live Updates: Shiv Sena chief whip Shrirang Barne expressed disappointment over his party not getting a cabinet berth despite getting more Lok Sabha seats than Chirag Paswan's LJP (Ram Vilas) and Jitan Ram Manjhi's HAM(S), reported India Today.

"Chirag Paswan got five MPs, [Jitan Ram] Manjhi got one…yet they received one Cabinet post each. Despite having seven Lok Sabha seats, why did Shiv Sena only receive one Minister of State (MoS) post with independent charge? Shiv Sena is an old ally of BJP. Shiv Sena should have received a Cabinet post at least for that," Barne said.

June 10, 2024 5:21 PM IST

Narendra Modi Cabinet Live Updates: Cabinet meeting at PM's residence begins

The cabinet meeting at PM Narendra Modi's residence has commenced amid continued suspense over the portfolio distribution

June 10, 2024 4:52 PM IST

SKM leader Prem Singh Tamang takes oath as Sikkim chief minister

Sikkim Krantikari Morcha chief Prem Singh Tamang (PS Golay) took oath as chief minister of Sikkim for the second consecutive term on Monday.

June 10, 2024 4:42 PM IST

Narendra Modi Cabinet Live Updates: ‘Govt means new energy of strength,’ says PM

June 10, 2024 4:27 PM IST

Narendra Modi Cabinet Live Updates: Union Minister Ramdas Athawale says Reasi terror attack was ‘deliberate, meant to create fear’

Narendra Modi Cabinet Live Updates: Union Minister Ramdas Athawale labelled the recent terrorist attack on a passenger bus in Jammu and Kashmir's Reasi ‘deliberate, meant to create fear’.

He said the attack occurred just as Prime Minister Narendra Modi commenced his third term in office.

Athawale said, “I believe terrorism has ceased in the region of J-K. This attack was carried out deliberately, solely to instill fear.”

Additionally, Union Minister Athawale asserted that the repetition of such incidents would warrant taking control of Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK).

(ANI)

June 10, 2024 3:59 PM IST

Narendra Modi Cabinet Live Updates: Singapore PM Wong congratulates Modi, says he ‘shepherded India’s remarkable transformation’

Narendra Modi Cabinet Live Updates: Singapore's Prime Minister Lawrence Wong penned a letter to Narendra Modi, extending congratulations on his reappointment as prime minister.

Wong highlighted Modi's role in guiding India's remarkable transformation and improving the lives of millions of people over the past decade. He was also eager to collaborate with Modi to enhance strategic bilateral ties.

"I am confident that under your leadership, India will continue to grow and prosper," Wong was quoted as saying in the letter released by Singapore's Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Monday.

(With PTI inputs)

June 10, 2024 3:44 PM IST

Narendra Modi Cabinet Live Updates: Karnataka Cong criticises NDA for 'not including state's BC/Dalit MPs in Cabinet'

Narendra Modi Cabinet Live Updates: Karnataka home minister and senior Congress leader G Parameshwara criticised the NDA government on Monday for not including MPs from backward classes and Dalit communities from the state in the Union Council of Ministers.

"It looks like they (BJP/NDA) don't want backward classes and Dalit communities. Several people from such communities have been elected to the state from that party," Parameshwara told reporters in Bengaluru.

  • The former president of the party's state unit emphasised that the government formation exercise clearly “neglects” these communities.
  • Five Members of Parliament from Karnataka were sworn in on Sunday as part of the Council of Ministers of the NDA government led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
  • Nirmala Sitharaman and Pralhad Joshi of the BJP, along with JD(S) leader H D Kumaraswamy, were sworn in as Cabinet Ministers. BJP's Shobha Karandlaje as inducted as Minister of State along with V Somanna.
  • While Sitharaman and Joshi are Brahmins, Kumaraswamy and Karandlaje are from the dominant Vokkaliga community.

(PTI)

June 10, 2024 3:25 PM IST

Narendra Modi Cabinet Live Updates: Kerala BJP MP Suresh Gopi calls resignation news ‘incorrect’

Narendra Modi Cabinet Live Updates: Kerala BJP MP Suresh Gopi, who was sworn in as Union Minister of State on Sunday, dismissed the resignation rumors as ‘incorrect’ and affirmed his commitment to the development of Kerala.

“A few media platforms are spreading the incorrect news that I am going to resign from the Council of Ministers of the Modi Government. This is grossly incorrect. Under the leadership of PM @narendramodi Ji, we are committed to the development and prosperity of Kerala,” he said.

Earlier, the 65-year-old actor-politician had expressed a desire to be relieved of the new responsibility due to his commitments to some film projects. Read Suresh Gopi's latest reaction

June 10, 2024 3:00 PM IST

Narendra Modi Cabinet Live Updates: ‘India will become 3rd largest economy,’ says TDP MP on alliance with NA

Narendra Modi Cabinet Live Updates: TDP MP Krishna Prasad Tenneti stated that the NDA government has been formed again, and all NDA allies have united to help India become the third-largest economy. He emphasized that as Andhra Pradesh is the youngest state, an infrastructure-driven economy is crucial for its development.

June 10, 2024 2:31 PM IST

Narendra Modi Cabinet Live Updates: MoS BL Verma on Viksit Bharat mission

On taking oath as MoS, BJP leader B. L. Verma said, "Yesterday, PM Modi took oath as the Prime Minister...Our government will take the economy of India among the top three countries...25 crore people of the nation have come out of poverty...We will fulfil the aim of Viksit Bharat..."

June 10, 2024 2:15 PM IST

Narendra Modi Cabinet Live Updates: TDP aiming for infrastructure ministries in PM Modi's Cabinet, says Andhra MP T Krishna Prasad

Narendra Modi Cabinet Live Updates: Ahead of the portfolio allocation in Prime Minister Narendra Modi's newly formed government, which assumed office just a day ago, Telugu Desam Party (TDP) MP from Andhra Pradesh's Bapatla constituency stated on Monday that the Chandrababu Naidu-led party is ‘targeting infrastructure-related ministries.’

On Sunday evening, two TDP members, Ram Mohan Naidu and Chandra Sekhar Pemmasani, were sworn into PM Modi's 71-member Council of Ministers.

The allocation of portfolios for the newly sworn-in ministers is expected to be finalised soon, likely following a Cabinet meeting later in the day.

June 10, 2024 1:57 PM IST

Narendra Modi Cabinet Live Updates: S Jaishankar holds talks with Sri Lankan, Maldivian, and Bangladeshi leaders

Narendra Modi Cabinet Live Updates: Union Minister S Jaishankar met with the heads of state from Sri Lanka, Maldives, and Bangladesh on Monday, who had attended Prime Minister Narendra Modi's swearing-in ceremony.

After meeting with Maldivian President Mohamed Muizzu, Jaishankar expressed optimism about future cooperation between New Delhi and Male. "Delighted to call on President Dr Mohamed Muizzu of Maldives today in New Delhi. Look forward to India and Maldives working together closely," read Jaishankar's post on X.

In another post on the X platform, Jaishankar shared his experience of meeting with Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina. “Honoured to call on Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina of Bangladesh today. The India-Bangladesh Maitri continues to advance,” he stated.

Jaishankar, who served as the External Affairs Minister in the previous Cabinet of PM Modi called upon Sri Lankan President Ranil Wickremesinghe. "Appreciate President Ranil Wickremesinghe of Sri Lanka for receiving me this morning in New Delhi. Recognised the steady progress in India-Sri Lanka relations," Jaishankar posted on X.

June 10, 2024 1:34 PM IST

Narendra Modi Cabinet Live Updates: Shivraj Singh Chouhan meets former President a day after swearing-in ceremony

Narendra Modi Cabinet Live Updates: Union Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan met former President Ram Nath Kovind in Delhi, a day after swearing-in ceremony.

June 10, 2024 1:24 PM IST

Narendra Modi Cabinet Live Updates: ‘Grateful to PM for two Union Minister posts for Kerala,’ says state BJP chief

Narendra Modi Cabinet Live Updates: In Delhi, Kerala BJP President K Surendran stated that PM Modi's decision to appoint two ministers from Kerala to the Union Cabinet was significant for the state.

He expressed gratitude on behalf of the people of Kerala towards PM Modi, highlighting that the BJP secured a 20% vote share in the Lok Sabha elections.

Surendran also emphasised that the BJP would emerge as the primary contender in local body and assembly elections.

June 10, 2024 1:13 PM IST

Narendra Modi Cabinet Live Updates: Pakistan PM Shehbaz Sharif congratulates Modi

Narendra Modi Cabinet Live Updates: Pakistan Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif took to X on Monday to extend congratulations to Prime Minister Narendra Modi on his third consecutive oath-taking.

“Felicitations to @narendramodi on taking the oath as the Prime Minister of India,” wrote the Pakistan PM on X.

June 10, 2024 12:52 PM IST

Narendra Modi Cabinet Live Updates: Union Minister S Jaishankar meets Maldives President Mohamed Muizzu in Delhi

Narendra Modi Cabinet Live Updates: Union Cabinet Minister S Jaishankar, who took oath on Sunday under Narendra Modi's 3.0 government, conducted talks with Maldives President Mohamed Muizzu in Delhi.

Muizzu is currently in India as he came here to attend the swearing-in ceremony of the prime minister for his third consecutive government.

June 10, 2024 12:41 PM IST

Narendra Modi Cabinet Live Updates: First Cabinet meeting likely at 5 pm today

Narendra Modi Cabinet Live Updates: As Prime Minister Narendra Modi takes charge for his third term, the first Cabinet meeting of the new government is likely to occur at 5 pm today.

Allocation of portfolios under the Modi-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government will also take place today.

June 10, 2024 12:28 PM IST

Narendra Modi Cabinet Live Updates: What is PM Kisan Samman Nidhi scheme?

Narendra Modi Cabinet Live Updates: Upon assuming office for the third consecutive term, Prime Minister Narendra Modi's first official act was signing the release of the 17th instalment of PM Kisan Nidhi.

The Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi (PM-KISAN) is a Central Sector Scheme that provides financial assistance to all farmer families with cultivable land across the country, with certain exclusion criteria.

Under this Scheme, Rs. 6000 annually is transferred directly into farmers' Aadhaar seeded bank accounts in three equal installments of Rs. 2000. The scheme, launched by PM Modi in 2019, will benefit 9.3 crore farmers and distribute around 20,000 crores.

June 10, 2024 12:07 PM IST

Narendra Modi Cabinet Live Updates: ‘Will work on expectations of the public,’ says newly sworn-in Union minister Murlidhar Mohol

Narendra Modi Cabinet Live Updates: On taking oath as Union Minister of State BJP leader Murlidhar Mohol says, “It is a big opportunity that my leadership and party have given... The nation has trusted the leadership of PM Modi... I have to work on the expectations of the public... I have got the opportunity to serve the nation.”

June 10, 2024 11:58 AM IST

Narendra Modi Cabinet Live Updates: Union Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan plants a sapling in Delhi | Watch

Former Madhya Pradesh chief inister and BJP leader Shivraj Singh Chouhan was inducted into Narendra Modi's 3.0 cabinet on Sunday as he took oath as a Union Cabinet Minister.

June 10, 2024 11:55 AM IST

Narendra Modi Cabinet Live Updates: In a first after forming new govt, Prime Minister signs on PM Kisan Nidhi' release

Narendra Modi Cabinet Live Updates: After being sworn in as Prime Minister for the third time, Narendra Modi signed his first file, authorising the release of the 17th instalment of PM Kisan Nidhi.

This initiative will benefit 9.3 crore farmers and distribute approximately 20,000 crores.

“Ours is a Government fully committed to Kisan Kalyan. It is therefore fitting that the first file signed on taking charge is related to farmer welfare. We want to keep working even more for the farmers and the agriculture sector in the times to come," PM Modi said after signing.

June 10, 2024 11:40 AM IST

Narendra Modi Cabinet Live Updates: ‘Our PM has a vision of Viksit Bharat,’ says L Murugan

Narendra Modi Cabinet Live Updates: Upon taking the oath as Union Minister, BJP leader L Murugan stated, “Our PM has a vision of 'Viksit Bharat' by 2047. He has always been thinking about the development of this nation. I got this opportunity from Tamil Nadu and I express my sincere thanks to PM Narendra Modi.”

Prime Minister Narendra Modi retained L Murugan as a Union Minister in the new council of ministers. Despite his unsuccessful bid for the Nilgiris Parliamentary constituency, Murugan continues to hold his ministerial position.

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