Narendra Modi took oath as the 15th Prime Minister of India on Thursday evening, and in his second term he is helming a 58-member ministry. The Union Cabinet for the 17th Lok Sabha comprises 24 cabinet ministers apart from Modi, nine ministers of state with independent charge and as many as 24 ministers of state. Significantly, one-third of the total ministers in the Modi's 2.0 Cabinet are the first-timers - six cabinet ministers and 13 ministers of state kick-off their first innings today. The buzz is that the first meeting of the new Union Cabinet is likely to be held this evening.
The new government has the maximum representation from the politically crucial Uttar Pradesh - 10 faces, including Modi who represents Varanasi Lok Sabha constituency - followed by seven from Maharashtra and six from Bihar. The council has representation from almost all the other states in smaller numbers, except Andhra Pradesh and the north-eastern states of Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram, Sikkim and Tripura. Here's a detailed look at the names that made it to the cabinet:
List of cabinet ministers
The first-time cabinet ministers:
Ministers of state with independent charge in Modi's new cabinet
The new Ministers of State