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Narendra Modi news highlights: PM, 71 ministers take oath as new NDA government takes shape

Narendra Modi news highlights: Led by the prime minister, the new team includes 30 Cabinet ministers, 5 MoS with Independent Charge and 36 MoS.
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Narendra Modi news highlights: President Droupadi Murmu and Vice President Jagdeep Dhankhar pose for a group picture with the newly sworn-in Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Cabinet Ministers during a ceremony, at Rashtrapati Bhavan, in New Delhi on Sunday.
Narendra Modi news highlights: President Droupadi Murmu and Vice President Jagdeep Dhankhar pose for a group picture with the newly sworn-in Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Cabinet Ministers during a ceremony, at Rashtrapati Bhavan, in New Delhi on Sunday.

Narendra Modi news highlights: Narendra Modi was sworn in as the Prime Minister of India for the third consecutive term today at 7.15 pm. He is the first leader since former Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru to be elected for a third consecutive term after completing the full tenure of each previous term. Alongside Narendra Modi, his council of ministers members also took their oaths....Read More

Members of Parliament (MPs) who have taken oath as members of the Council of Ministers include Narendra Modi, JP Nadda, Nitin Gadkari, Rajnath Singh, Piyush Goyal, and Jyotiraditya Scindia. HD Kumaraswamy of JD(S) was among the allies who took oath on Sunday. Other appointees include Chirag Paswan (LJP), Ram Nath Thakur JD(U), and 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 council of ministers.

President Droupadi Murmu administered the oath of office to Narendra Modi and his Council of Ministers at a ceremony in Rashtrapati Bhavan on Sunday evening.

These foreign heads will be present today:

  • Prime Minister of Bhutan Tshering Tobgay
  • President of Maldives Mohamed Muizzu (Arrived)
  • Prime Minister of Nepal Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda’
  • Prime Minister of Bangladesh Sheikh Hasina (Arrived)
  • Vice-President of Seychelles Ahmed Afif (Arrived)
  • President of Sri Lanka Ranil Wickremesinghe
  • Prime Minister of Mauritius Pravind Kumar Jugnauth (Arrived)

How are the preparations?

Around 1,100 traffic police personnel of the Delhi Police have been deployed and an advisory has been issued to the public for the traffic movement and route arrangements have been made for the delegates as part of the arrangements for Prime Minister-designate Narendra Modi's oath ceremony today.

Over 8,000 guests, including various professionals and cultural performers, will attend the swearing-in ceremony. In addition to the leaders and state heads, more than 250 workers involved in the construction of the Parliament will also participate in the oath-taking ceremony.

Where to watch live?

President Murmu administered Narendra Modi's oath at 7.15 pm, and the ceremony was broadcast live nationwide.

All major national television news channels aired Modi's oath ceremony live on TV and their respective social media platforms at the specified time on Sunday. Additionally, public service broadcaster Doordarshan provided live coverage of the event on both their TV and YouTube channels.

The oath ceremony was also be available for live streaming on the YouTube channel and official X account of the President of India.

Official number of seats that NDA bagged in LS polls

The official numbers are as follows: NDA-293, INDIA bloc-234, others-16. The BJP secured 240 seats, while the NDA collectively obtained 293 out of 543 Lok Sabha seats. Congress, as part of the INDIA bloc, managed to prevent the BJP from achieving a majority on its own in the Lok Sabha.

Key takeaways from swearing-in ceremony

• 72 ministers-strong Council of Ministers sworn in.

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

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