Modi swearing-in ceremony Live: 24 Cabinet ministers, 22 MoS join PM in NDA 2.0
Modi swearing-in ceremony Live: 24 Cabinet ministers, 22 MoS join PM in NDA 2.0
PM Modi Swearing in ceremony: Narendra Modi has been sworn in as the Prime Minister of India. With him, his Council of Ministers have also taken their oaths. President Ram Nath Kovind administered the oath of office and secrecy to Modi and his Council of Ministers.
Narendra Modi has been sworn in as the Prime Minister of India. With him, his Council of Ministers have also taken their oaths. President Ram Nath Kovind administered the oath of office and secrecy to Modi and his Council of Ministers.
A multi-layered security arrangement has been in place in the Delhi leading up to the mega event at the Rashtrapati Bhavan. 10,000 personnel from the Delhi Police and the Paramilitary were on duty in the Capital. The mega event had high profile attendees including foreign dignitaries and chief ministers and governors of several states.
Quick Response Teams were also deployed at several crucial spots. Snipers were deployed atop several important buildings as PM Modi visited Rajghat, Sadaiv Atal Samadhi and National War Memorial to pay homage before taking his oath at the Rashtrapati Bhavan in the evening.
Live updates : Modi swearing-in ceremony Live: 24 Cabinet ministers, 22 MoS join Modi in NDA 2.0
May 30, 20199:08 PM (IST)
Group photograph of the Union Council of Ministers with President Ram Nath Kovind and Vice President Venkaiah Naidu pic.twitter.com/I0KMhPob6w
Rajnath Singh takes oath after Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
May 30, 20197:07 PM (IST)
Narendra Modi sworn in as Prime Minister of India
Narendra Modi has been sworn in as the Prime Minister of India.
May 30, 20197:00 PM (IST)
President Kovind to arrive shortly, will administer oath to Modi and Council of Ministers
President Ram Nath Kovind will administer the oath of office and secrecy to Narendra Modi and his Council of Ministers.
May 30, 20196:58 PM (IST)
Modi swearing-in ceremony Live: PM arrives at Rashtrapati Bhawan
Prime Minister-designate Narendra Modi has arrived at the Rashtrapati Bhawan. He is greeting the dignitaries.
May 30, 20196:56 PM (IST)
Modi swearing-in ceremony Live: PM's cavalcade heads to Rashtrapati Bhawan
Prime Minister Narendra Modi's cavalcade is heading to Rashtrapati Bhawan, he will be there in a few minutes.
May 30, 20196:49 PM (IST)
Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar says that his Janata Dal-United would not be part of the Narendra Modi government. He called the BJP's offer of participation in the Modi-led ministry "symbolic representation."
May 30, 20196:44 PM (IST)
Sushma Swaraj will not be part of new Modi govt
Big news coming in! Sushma Swaraj will not be part of the new Modi Cabinet.
May 30, 20196:42 PM (IST)
Modi swearing-in ceremony Live: Sushma Swaraj arrives at Rashtrapati Bhawan
Sushma Swaraj has arrived at the Rashtrapati Bhawan. She was not present at Prime Minister Narendra Modi's tea party this afternoon.
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May 30, 20195:52 PM (IST)
Sushma Swaraj skips tea party
Sushma Swaraj has skipped the tea party where Narendra Modi met his ministers. He will be sworn in as the Prime Minister for a second term today.
May 30, 20195:51 PM (IST)
Modi swearing-in ceremony Live: Ratan Tata, Narayanmurthy have arrived at the Rashtrapati Bhavan to attend Prime Minister Narendra Modi's swearing-in ceremony.
May 30, 20195:48 PM (IST)
Delhi: Former Foreign Secretary S. Jaishankar (File pic) also arrives at 7 Lok Kalyan Marg (PM Modi's residence). pic.twitter.com/sKJCz5zf39
Ratan Tata arrives for PM Modi's swearing-in ceremony
Ratan Tata has arrived at the Rashtrapati Bhavan for the swearing-in ceremony of Narendra Modi.
May 30, 20195:37 PM (IST)
Congress President Rahul Gandhi meets former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh
Ahead of attending Narendra Modi's swearing in as Prime Minister, Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Thursday called on former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh at his residence here.
Gandhi's meeting came after Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) chief Sharad Pawar and Karnataka Chief Minister and Janata Dal-S leader H.D. Kumaraswamy called on the Congress leader asking him not to quit as party President following its debacle in the Lok Sabha elections.
According to party sources, several Congress leaders had met Manmohan Singh in the last few days after Rahul Gandhi offered to step down from the post.
May 30, 20194:35 PM (IST)
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UP Congress to discuss poor show at meeting in Lucknow
A week after the Lok Sabha results pinned the Congress down to its worst performance in Uttar Pradesh, the party will take stock of the situation and discuss reasons or its poor performance in the Lok Sabha elections.
A meeting of party office bearers will be held later in the evening in which UPCC President Raj Babbar will be present.
This is Babbar's first visit to Lucknow after he sent his resignation to Congress President Rahul Gandhi last week, owning moral responsibility for the drubbing.
Rahul Gandhi lost his Amethi seat to BJP's Smriti Irani while Raj Babbar lost to BJP's Rajkumar Chahar from Fatehpur Sikri.
The Congress won only one seat in Uttar Pradesh - Sonia Gandhi from Rae Bareli.
The Congress, which had contested 67 of the 80 seats in Uttar Pradesh, managed to rank at the second position only in three seats: Rahul Gandhi in Amethi, Raj Babbar in Fatehpur Sikri and Shri Prakash Jaiswal in Kanpur.
May 30, 20192:51 PM (IST)
Tejashwi not leader of Grand Alliance, but of RJD: Manjhi
After the Congress, another ally of the RJD-led Grand Alliance, Hindustani Awam Morcha (HAM) chief and former Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi on Thursday targeted Bihar opposition leader Tejashwi Yadav, saying the latter is the leader of RJD, not of the Grand Alliance.
A week after the RJD-led opposition's rout in the Lok Sabha elections in Bihar, Manjhi has made it clear here that, at this juncture, the leader of the Grand Alliance for the 2020 Bihar Assembly polls has not been not finalised.
"Tejashwi is leader of RJD but he is not the leader of the Grand Alliance", he said.
Manjhi said the Grand Alliance allies, including, Congress, RJD, Rashtriya Lok Samta Party (RLSP), HAM and the Vikassheel Insan Party (VIP) would sit together to decide about the leader of the Grand Alliance.
Referring to the Rashtriya Janata Dal(RJD) decision, taken at its poll debacle review meeting on Wednesday to name of Tejashwi Yadav as the Grand Alliance leader, Manjhi said such a decision could only be taken by the Grand Alliance, not the RJD.
May 30, 20192:50 PM (IST)
Amid Congress leadership crisis, Kharge meets Ahmed Patel
Amid a leadership crisis in the Congress, senior leader Mallikarjuna Kharge on Thursday met party Treasurer Ahmed Patel at the party office.
Kharge, who lost in the 2019 general elections from the Gulbarga Lok Sabha seat in Karnataka, arrived at the party office for the meeting with Patel, who is a close aide of UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi.
It is learned that senior leaders have been meeting Congress veterans in a bid to persuade party President Rahul Gandhi to take back his offer to step down, which he made on Saturday during a meeting of the Congress Working Committee (CWC).
However, the offer was unanimously rejected by the CWC members.
Many senior leaders have also met former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh in the last few days.
On Wednesday, Delhi Congress chief and former Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit protested outside Gandhi's residence demanding that he take back his resignation offer.
May 30, 20192:49 PM (IST)
Anupam Kher to attend PM Modi's oath ceremony today
Anupam Kher to attend PM Modi's oath ceremony today.
Anupam Kher, to attend PM Modi's oath ceremony today: It feels good to be a part of a historic event. Development was the focus for this Lok Sabha elections. As citizens of the country, it is time for us to also make our contribution to the country. pic.twitter.com/TnDiZ0zSBO
Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot on Thursday accused the BJP of trying to dismantle the opposition parties governments in West Bengal, Karnataka and Madhya Pradesh.
Gehlot tweeted: "Even before the swearing-in ceremony of newly-elected BJP (Bharatiya Janata Party) government, they are trying to disturb and dismantle the state governments of the opposition parties including West Bengal, Karnataka and Madhya Pradesh."
Gehlot, however, extended his wishes to Prime Minister Narendra Modi who is set to swear-in later in the day for his second term in office.
May 30, 20191:59 PM (IST)
Goa's Shripad Naik to be inducted in Modi cabinet
Former Union Minister of State for AYUSH and North Goa MP Shripad Naik will be inducted in Prime Minister Narendra Modi's cabinet later on Thursday, informed sources said.
Naik, who won the North Goa Lok Sabha seat defeating his nearest Congress rival Girish Chodankar by 80,247 votes, had also served as a Union Minister of State in the Atal Bihari Vajpayee-led NDA government.
"Shripad Naik has received a call from the Prime Minister's Office informing him about the appointment," the sources said, adding that Naik had also been sounded out about the likely portfolio.
Naik, a five-term MP, has never been appointed a full-fledged cabinet minister.
State BJP General Secretary Narendra Sawaikar has congratulated Shripad Naik on his selection.
In the previous Modi regime, Naik served first as Union Minister of State for Tourism, but in a subsequent reshuffle was made Union Minister of State with Independent Charge of the newly formed AYUSH Ministry.
May 30, 20191:49 PM (IST)
All our MLAs and ministers are united: Siddaramaiah
Former Karnataka CM and Congress leader Siddaramaiah: The result of this Lok Sabha elections will not have an impact on this govt. All our MLAs & ministers are united. Ramesh Jarkiholi will not leave the party
May 30, 20191:13 PM (IST)
UP Congress to discuss poor show in Lucknow meeting
A week after the Lok Sabha results pinned the Congress down to its worst performance in Uttar Pradesh, the party will take stock of the situation and discuss reasons for its poor show.
The Congress which had contested 67 out of 80 seats in Uttar Pradesh managed to win only the Rae Bareli seat from where UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi was re-elected. The party rank second only in three seats -- Rahul Gandhi in Amethi, Raj Babbar in Fatehpur Sikri and Shri Prakash Jaiswal in Kanpur. While in the remaining seats, the Congress candidates went to the third position or below.
A meeting of party office bearers will be held later in the evening in which Uttar Pradesh Congress Committee (UPCC) President Raj Babbar will be present.
May 30, 20191:00 PM (IST)
BSP sees no need to introspect over election results
Even as other political parties have gone into a huddle, dissecting their failure in the Lok Sabha elections, the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) refuses to introspect on the issue.
Immediately after the Lok Sabha results were announced, BSP President Mayawati issued a statement blaming the EVMs for the poor performance of opposition parties.
Later, she held a meeting with her 10 newly elected MPs in Delhi in which she has given them basic directives about their role in Parliament.
She reportedly told them that their stand on various issues would be conveyed to them on a daily basis and they should act accordingly.
Party sources said that since the BSP had won 10 seats, compared to zero in 2014, and the party had also improved its vote percentage, Mayawati did not find any reason for introspection.
She has even refused to react to reports of Dalits being beaten up at several places, including Mainpuri, by Samajwadi Party workers who believe the BSP vote was not transferred to their candidates.
Mayawati has also been maintaining a studied silence on the future of the SP-BSP alliance.
May 30, 201912:59 PM (IST)
Rahul Gandhi congratulates YS Jagan Mohan Reddy
Congress President Rahul Gandhi congratulates YS Jagan Mohan Reddy on taking oath as Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh.
Congratulations to Jagan Reddyji on being sworn in as the CM of Andhra Pradesh.
My best wishes to him, his new team of ministers and to all the people of the state.
BJP leaders Piyush Goyal and Bhupender Yadav at party president Amit Shah's residence in Delhi.
May 30, 201912:47 PM (IST)
List of ministers likely to be inducted in Modi cabinet today
Here is a list of ministers who have received a call on getting a ministerial post in Modi govt
DV Sadananda Gowda
Prahlad Singh Patel
G Kishan Reddy
Ravi Shankar Prasad
Harsimrat Kaur Badal
Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi
Thawar Chand Gehlot
Mansukh L. Mandaviya
Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti
Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore
Ramchandra Prasad Singh
Krishan Pal Gurjar
Gajendra Singh Shekhawat
May 30, 201912:33 PM (IST)
Ministers to meet PM Modi today
The ministers who will take oath this evening will meet PM Narendra Modi at 4:30 PM today.
May 30, 201912:31 PM (IST)
YS Jagan Mohan Reddy takes oath as Andhra Pradesh CM
YS Jagan Mohan Reddy takes oath as Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh, in Vijayawada
May 30, 201912:19 PM (IST)
Ministers taking oath to meet PM at 4.30 pm, say sources
Ministers taking the oath will meet Prime Minister Modi at 4:30 pm at 7 Lok Kalyan Marg, say PMO sources.
May 30, 201912:15 PM (IST)
Delhi Police issues traffic advisory
Delhi Police has put in place traffic restrictions around the Rajpath-Vijay Chowk area in the evening.
Delhi Traffic Police: Movement of general public to be closed at Rajpath (from Vijay Chowk to Rashtrapati Bhawan), Vijay Chowk and adjoining areas including North & South fountain, South Avenue, North Avenue, Dara Shikoh Road, Church Road between 4 PM to 9 PM today. pic.twitter.com/6F9gPcEiW1
Sri Lankan President arrives for PM Modi's swearing-in ceremony
President of Sri Lanka, Maithripala Sirisena, arrives in Delhi.
He will attend PM Narendra Modi's oath ceremony at Rashtrapati Bhawan later today.
May 30, 201912:05 PM (IST)
Assam Congress Committee passes resolution
Assam Congress Committee passes resolution requesting Rahul Gandhi to continue as the president of the Congress party.
May 30, 201911:45 AM (IST)
Punjab CM Amarinder Singh to not attend PM's swearing-in
Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh to not attend PM Narendra Modi's oath ceremony today.
May 30, 201911:32 AM (IST)
List of those not attending PM Modi's swearing in
Mamata Banerjee, the West Bengal chief minister, opted out of the ceremony after reports claimed that the BJP has invited families of those killed in political violence in Bengal. Sharing her statement on Twitter, Mamata said, "The oath-taking ceremony is an august occasion to celebrate democracy, not one that should be devalued by any political party."
Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik, Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan, Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Singh Bhaghel and Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh cited prior engagements as the reason for not attening the event.
May 30, 201911:15 AM (IST)
'Kashi Sankul' for 250 guests at Rashtrapati Bhawan (09:52)
A special gallery called "Kashi Sankul" is being set up at the Rashtrapati Bhawan to accommodate the 250 special guests who have been invited from here in Uttar Pradesh to attend the swearing-in ceremony of Narendra Modi as Prime Minister on Thursday.
According to Dharmendra Singh, vice president of BJP's Kashi region, "We received the final list of invitees and invitation for each guest from the Prime Minister's Office (PMO) on Wednesday. Then we started coordinating with the invitees to ensure that all of them get invitation timely. Special coaches were attached to the Shivganga Express and Manduadih-New Delhi Express with the help of Railway Ministry."
Party office-bearers swung into action and formed coordination teams to contact each guest to communicate the arrangements made for them. Majority of the guests left Varanasi on Wednesday night.
Another group is taking flights to Delhi on Thursday.
May 30, 201911:11 AM (IST)
Meeting between PM Modi-Amit Shah underway
BJP chief Amit Shah on Thursday reached the official residence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi hours ahead of the formation of the new government and swearing-in ceremony.
This is the third round of meeting between the top two leaders of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in the last three days.
During the meeting, Modi and Shah are likely to give a final shape to the list of MPs who will take oath of office and secrecy along with Modi.
Modi and Shah had earlier held deliberations on Tuesday and Wednesday on the formulation of the new government.
May 30, 20199:51 AM (IST)
One Shiv Sena leader will take oath as minister: Sanjay Raut
From Shiv Sena, one leader will take oath as a minister. Uddhav ji has given Arvind Sawant's name, he will take oath as a minister: Sanjay Raut, Shiv Sena:
May 30, 20199:17 AM (IST)
Manoj Tiwari reacts to Mamata Banerjee not attending PM Modi's oath ceremony
BJP MP Manoj Tiwari reacts to West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee not attending PM Modi's oath ceremony today, says, "she should not come, she is afraid to step in between people after the incidents of violence in Bengal."
BJP MP Manoj Tiwari on West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee not attending PM Modi's oath ceremony today: 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. pic.twitter.com/9hWbRPuwiP
Jagan Mohan Reddy to swear-in as Andhra Pradesh CM today
The stage is set for swearing-in of Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy as the new Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh on Thursday.
Elaborate arrangements have been made at the Indira Gandhi Municipal Stadium in Vijayawada, where Governor E.S.L. Narasimhan will administer oath of office and secrecy to Jagan Reddy at 12.23 p.m.
Narasimhan, who is the Governor of both Andhra Pradesh and Telangana, reached Vijayawada on Wednesday. Jagan Reddy called on him at a hotel and informed him of the arrangements made for the swearing-in.
Jagan Reddy, who led his YSR Congress Party (YSRCP) to power with a landslide victory, alone will take oath at the public ceremony.
Jagan, as the 46-year-old is popularly known, is expected to constitute the cabinet on June 7.
May 30, 20198:54 AM (IST)
PM Modi pays tribute at National War Memorial
Prime Minister Narendra Modi today paid tributes to Mahatma Gandhi and BJP veteran late Atal Bihari Vajpayee. He also placed a wreath at the National War Memorial.
The prime minister visited Rajghat, the memorial of Mahatma Gandhi, at around 7.00 am. Later Modi went to Sadaiv Atal, the lotus-shaped memorial of late Atal Bihari Vajpayee.
Modi and his council of ministers will take oath at 7.00 pm Thursday evening at the Rashtrapati Bhawan.
May 30, 20198:17 AM (IST)
Excited to take part in PM Modi's swearing-in: Navneet Kaur Rana
I am excited to take part in PM Modi's oath ceremony. A number of youngsters have been elected this time, they will bring with them a new vision: Navneet Kaur Rana, Member of Parliament from Amravati, Maharashtra
May 30, 20197:36 AM (IST)
PM Modi pays tribute to martyrs
Prime Minister Narendra Modi pays tribute at the National War Memorial in Delhi.
May 30, 20197:26 AM (IST)
Modi, Amit Shah pay tribute to Sadaiv Atal Samadhi
Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Bharatiya Janata Party President Amit Shah pay tribute at Sadaiv Atal Samadhi, the memorial of late Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee.
May 30, 20197:25 AM (IST)
Video: PM Modi pays tribute to Mahatma Gandhi
Prime Minister Narendra Modi pays tribute to Mahatma Gandhi at Rajghat.
#WATCH Prime Minister Narendra Modi pays tribute to Mahatma Gandhi at Rajghat. Later today, President Ram Nath Kovind will administer the oath of office and secrecy to PM Modi. pic.twitter.com/5LbxQBuhkW
Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi pays tribute to Mahatama Gandhi at Rajghat.
May 30, 20197:05 AM (IST)
PM Modi to pay tribute to former PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will pay tribute to former PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee in Delhi, ahead of his swearing-in ceremony as the Prime Minister today.
Delhi: #Visuals from Atal Smriti; Narendra Modi will pay tribute to former PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee here ahead of his swearing-in-ceremony as the Prime Minister. BJP President Amit Shah & other party leaders including JP Nadda, Piyush Goyal, Giriraj Singh have arrived pic.twitter.com/JyC0q0XLL3
Capping a landslide election victory, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will take oath along with a new council of ministers on Thursday for a second term, as suspense mounted on who will get the Big Four berths--Home, Finance, Defence and External Affairs.
Top opposition leaders including Congress President Rahul Gandhi and UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi, corporate honchos, film stars, chief ministers and a galaxy of leaders from BIMSTEC countries will be on hand to watch President Ram Nath Kovind administer the oath of office and secrecy to 68-year-old Modi and his ministerial colleagues at the forecourt of majestic Rashtrapati Bhavan.