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Narendra Modi swearing-in ceremony Live Updates: Modi takes oath as the Prime Minister of India

Narendra Modi's Oath Taking Ceremony: Apart from the leaders of BIMSTEC countries, heads of the states from Kyrgyzstan and Mauritius also graced the ceremony touted as the biggest ever event that is being held at Rashtrapati Bhavan

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Narendra Modi swearing-in ceremony Live Updates: Modi takes oath as the Prime Minister of India
Modi swearing-in ceremony

Narendra Modi's oath taking ceremony: Over 8,000 guests attended the swearing-in ceremony of Prime Minister Narendra Modi at Rashtrapati Bhavan today. Apart from the leaders of BIMSTEC countries, including Bangladesh, Myanmar, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Nepal and Bhutan, heads of the states from Kyrgyzstan and Mauritius graced the ceremony touted as the biggest ever event that to be held at Rashtrapati Bhavan. Modi's swearing-in ceremony in 2014 was attended by around 5,000 people. This time too, the swearing-in ceremony took place at the forecourt of Rashtrapati Bhavan at 7 PM. After that, the guests will be treated with high tea and snacks including samosas, paneer items and sweets. President Ram Nath Kovind will also host a dinner -- with both vegetarian and non-vegetarian options -- for the foreign leaders. The dinner will also be attended by Prime Minister Modi and other top leaders of the country. The leaders from the opposition parties, chief ministers of different states, ambassadors, diplomats and celebrities from Bollywood will also attend the event.

Catch all the latest updates on the swearing-in ceremony of Prime Minister Narendra Modi on our live blog.

11.27 PM: PM Narendra Modi discussed bilateral ties and socio-economic cooperation with Kyrgyz Republic President Sooronbay Jeenbekov.

11.25 PM: Sushma Swaraj thanks PM Modi for his help and confidence in her during her tenure as the Minister of External Affairs.

11.21 PM: Union Minister Rajnath Singh congratulates Narendra Modi on his second tenure as the Prime Minister of India

11.10 PM: First meeting of the new Cabinet to be held on Friday at 5:00 pm in South Block.

10.32 PM: Union Minister Amit Shah thanks PM Modi and congratulates his colleagues in the new Council of Ministers.

10.30 PM: PM Modi congratulates ministers of his new Counil of Ministers.

9.03 PM: Swearing-in ceremony comes to an end.

9.00 PM: Debasree Chaudhuri takes oath as Union Minister after Kailash Choudhary.

8.59 PM: Newly elected MP from Balasore, Odisha, Pratap Chandra Sarangi takes oath.

8.59 PM: Kailash Choudhary takes oath as Union Minister.

8.56 PM: Pratap Chandra Sarangi takes oath after Teli.

8.54 PM: Rameswar Teli takes the stage for his swearing-in as Union Minister.

8.52 PM: Som Parkash takes oath after Saruta.

8.50 PM: Renuka Singh Saruta takes oath.

8.48 PM: V Muraleedharan takes oath after Kataria.

8.47 PM: Rattan Lal Kataria takes oath as Union Minister.

8.45 PM: Visuals from the swearing-in ceremony.

8.43 PM: Nityanand Rai takes oath after Angadi.

8.41 PM: Suresh Angadi takes oath.

8.39 PM: Anurag Singh Thakur takes oath.

8.38 PM: Sanjay Shamrao Dhotre takes oath as Union Minister after Sanjeev Balyan.

8.35 PM: Sanjeev Kumar Balyan takes oath.

8.33 PM: Babul Supriyo takes the stage for his swearing-in ceremony.

8.31 PM: Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti takes oath after Athawale.

8.29 PM: Ramdas Athawale takes oath as Union Minister.

8.28 PM: Parshottam Khodabhai Rupala takes oath.

8.26 PM: Visuals from the swearing-in ceremony.

8.25 PM: G Kishan Reddy takes to the stage for his oath as Union Minister.

8.23 PM: Raosaheb Dadarao Danve takes oath as Union Minister.

8.21 PM: Krishan Pal Gurjar takes the stage after VK Singh for his oath.

8.20 PM: VK Singh takes oath as Union Minister.

8.17 PM: Arjun Ram Meghwal takes oath.

8.16 PM: Ashwini Choubey takes oath as Union Minister after Faggan Singh Kulaste.

8.14 PM: Visuals from Kiren Rijiju and Jitendra Singh's oath.

8.14 PM: Faggan Singh Kulaste takes the stage for his swearing-in.

8.12 PM: Mansukh Mandaviya takes oath as Union Minister.

8.09 PM: Hardeep Singh Puri takes oath.

8.08 PM: RK Singh takes oath as Union Minister after Prahlad Singh Patel.

8.06 PM: Prahlad Singh Patel takes the stage for his swearing-in ceremony.

8.04 PM: Kiren Rijiju takes oath as Union Minister after Singh.

8.02 PM: Jitendra Singh takes oath as Union Minister.

8.00 PM: Shripad Yesso Naik takes the stage for his oath as Union Minister.

7.59 PM: Rao Inderjit Singh takes oath.

7.57 PM: Santosh Kumar Gangwar takes oath after Shekhawat.

7.56 PM: Visuals from Mahendra Nath Pandey, Shiv Sena's Arvind Sawant and Giriraj Singh swearing-in ceremony.

7.54 PM: Gajendra Singh Shekhawat takes oath.

7.52 PM: Giriraj Singh takes oath as Union Minister.

7.50 PM: Dr Arvind Ganpat Sawant takes the stage for his swearing-in.

7.49 PM: Dharmendra Pradhan, Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi and Prahlad Joshi take oath as Union Ministers.

7.48 PM: Dr Mahendra Nath Pandey takes oath as Union Minister.

7.46 PM: Prahlad Joshi takes oath after Naqvi.

7.45 PM: Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi takes oath as Union Minister.

7.43 PM: Dr. Harsh Vardhan, Prakash Javadekar and Piyush Goyal take oath as Union Ministers.

7.42 PM: Dharmendra Pradhan takes oath after Piyush Goyal.

7.40 PM: Piyush Goyal takes oath after Javadekar.

7.38 PM: Prakash Javadekar takes the stage for his oath-taking ceremony.

7.36 PM: Dr Harsh Vardhan takes oath after Smriti Irani.

7.35 PM: Visuals from Smriti Irani's oath.

7.34 PM: Smriti Irani takes oath.

7.33 PM: Arjun Munda takes oath after Ramesh Pokhiriyal Nishank.

7.32 PM: Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank takes oath.

7.29 PM: BJP workers celebrate as Narendra Modi takes oath as the Prime Minister for a second term.

7.28 PM: Subrahmanyam Jaishankar takes oath.

7.26 PM: Thawar Chand Gehlot takes oath.

7.26 PM: Harsimrat Kaur Badal takes the stage for her swearing-in.

7.23 PM: Ravi Shankar Prasad takes oath.

7.22 PM: PM Modi's mother Heeraben rejoices as he takes oath as Prime Minister.

7.20 PM: Narendra Singh Tomar takes oath after Ram Vilas Paswan.

7.18 PM: Ram Vilas Paswan takes oath.

7.16 PM: Nirmala Sitharaman takes oath after Amit Shah.

7.14 PM: Visuals from Amit Shah's oath.

7.14 PM: Sadanand Gowda takes oath.

7.12 PM: Nitin Gadkari takes oath.

7.11 PM: Visuals from PM Modi's oath.

7.10 PM: Amit Shah takes oath during the swearing-in ceremony.

7.08 PM: Rajnath Singh takes oath.

7.08 PM: Narendra Modi takes oath as the Prime Minister of India for a second term.

7.05 PM: PM Modi takes oath.

7.03 PM: President Kovind arrives.

7.00 PM: PM Modi arrives.

6.57 PM: Oath taking sequence for I row of Ministers

  • Narendra Modi
  • Rajnath Singh
  • Amit shah
  • Nitin Gadakri
  • Sadanand Gowda
  • Nirmala Sitaraman
  • Ram Vilas Paswan
  • Narendra Singh Tomar
  • Ravishankar Prasad
  • Harsimarat Badal
  • Thawar Chand Gehlot
  • S Jaishankar

6.54 PM: Kangana Ranaut reaches the Rashtrapati Bhavan.

6.45 PM: Paytm chief Vijay Shekhar Sharma and Karan Johar reach Rashtrapati Bhavan.

6.41 PM: Ravi Shankar Prasad, Amit Shah, Harsimrat Kaur Badal, Former Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar and other leaders on stage at Rashtrapati Bhawan.

6.39 PM: Congress President Rahul Gandhi and Sonia Gandhi reach the Rashtrapati Bhavan.

6.36 PM: CJI Ranjan Gogoi reaches Rashtrapati Bhavan.

6.32 PM: Shashi Tharoor and Bihar CM Nitish Kumar reach the Rashtrapati Bhavan.

6.31 PM: BJP leaders Nirmala Sitharaman and Giriraj Singh arrive at Rashtrapati Bhavan ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's swearing-in ceremony.

6.30 PM: Children's rights activist Kailash Satyarthi arrives at Rashtrapati Bhawan.

6.29 PM: Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has reached the Rashtrapati Bhavan for the oath-taking ceremony.

6.28 PM: Asha Bhosle and Rajinikanth reach the Rashtrapati Bhavan.

6.24 PM: On JD(U) not joining the govt, party leader Bashsiht Narayan Singh said that they are unhappy with one ministerial berth, further adding that they won't be part of the Modi cabinet but will continue to be part of the NDA.

6.15 PM: Sushma Swaraj won't be taking oath as cabinet minister.

6.10 PM: BJP President Amit Shah arrives at Rashtrapati Bhavan. 

6.05 PM: Prominent former ministers who haven't received calls today for Modi Sarkar 2; some could potentially be accommodated in a future expansion:

  • Jayant Sinha
  • Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore
  • Maneka Gandhi
  • Suresh Prabhu
  • Radha Mohan Singh
  • Anant Kumar Hegde
  • Jual Oram

5.57 PM: Young India has old leaders: Majority of Indian population is below the age of 25 years but most of the MPs are between 45 to 65 years of age.

5.53 PM: BJP's chief strategist is also a master of investment. Shah's affidavits to the Election Commission indicate his overwhelming bias towards blue chip firms which have not let him down. His top investments being Rs 2 crore worth of shares in Reliance Industries, Rs 1.4 crore in L&T Finance, Rs 1 crore in TCS. To know more, read BJP chief strategist Amit Shah also a stock market genius, loves blue chips

5.51 PM: Visuals from outside Rashtrapati Bhavan.

5.50 PM: Arun Jaitley reaches Rashtrapati Bhavan with his family for the swearing-in ceremony.

5.46 PM: "I have never discriminated between Hindus and Muslims. Some criminals took money from the BJP. They were spreading terror during the elections. The law and order was not in our hands and the EC (Election Commission) was in control. I hate a party like BJP," said Mamata Banerjee at a TMC dharna.

5.37 PM: JP Nadda's Wikipedia page has been updated to say that he is the BJP President.

5.36 PM: According to sources, Former Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar  could also be given a portfolio.

5.34 PM: The meeting at 7, Lok Kalyan Marg is over.

5.24 PM: Former Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar arrives at 7 Lok Kalyan Marg to meet PM Modi.

5.20 PM: Rajnath Singh and Nirmala Sitharaman will retain Home Ministry and Defence Ministry respectively, sources claimed. Amit Shah might be given the job of Finance Minister in the new Cabinet. Sushma Swaraj might once again be awarded the responsibility of Ministry of External Affairs. Former Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar might also be sworn in.

5.15 PM: Rahul Gandhi has gone to meet former PM Manmohan Singh.

5.00 PM: Hamir MP Anurag Thakur met PM Narendra Modi at 7 Lok Kalyan Marg.

4.56 PM: Visuals from outside Rashtrapati Bhavan.

4.55 PM: Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy today called on AICC president Rahul Gandhi and discussed various issues. They discussed about the current political scenario in the State. On this occasion, CM appraised Rahul Gandhi of the current situation in the State and said that coalition government in the State is functioning smoothly with cooperation and coordination between both the parties. Later he appealed to Rahul Gandhi not to quit AICC president position as the nation needs his service: CMO.

4.54 PM: Karnataka CM HD Kumaraswamy met Congress President Rahul Gandhi in Delhi, earlier today.

4.45 PM: BJP Gujarat President Jitu Vaghani congratulates Amit Shah for becoming a part of Modi's cabinet.

4.43 PM: "It's a historic moment. I'm a big follower of Modi Ji and an ardent fan. I think the country is in a beautiful hands. I am so happy for my countrymen and happy for myself to be here today," said Jeetendra, who arrived in Delhi to attend the swearing-in ceremony.

4.41 PM: Visuals from Rahul Gandhi's meeting with Sharad Pawar.

4.35 PM: Congress President Rahul Gandhi arrives at NCP leader Sharad Pawar's residence in Delhi. More details awaited.

4.20 PM: List of ministers who will take oath today:

  • Arwind Sawant, Shivsena , Mumbai South MP
  • Narendra Singh Tomar, Muraina MP, Madhya Pradesh
  • Subrat Pathak, Kannauj MP
  • Gajendra Singh Shekhawat
  • Sadanad Gowda, Bengaluru North MP
  • Rajnath Singh ,Lucknow  MP
  • Arjun Ram Meghwal, Bikaner MO
  • Prakash Javadekar, Rajya Sabha
  • Ramdas Athavle
  • Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi, Rajya Sabha
  • Babul Supriyo, Asansol MP
  • Suresh Angadi, Belgam MP
  • Dr Jitendra Singh, Udhampur MP
  • Piyush Goyal, Rajya Sabha
  • Ravi Shankar Prasad, Patna MP
  • Kishan Peddy, MP, Telangana
  • Prahlad Joshi, MP, Dharwad, Karnataka
  • Nirmala Sitharaman, Rajya Sabha
  • Smriti Irani, Amethi MP
  • Prahlad Patel, Damoh MP
  • Raveendranath, AIADMK, Theni MP
  • Purshotam Rupala, Rajya Sabha
  • Mansukh Mandavia, Palitana MP
  • Rao Inderajit, Gurugram MP
  • Krishan Pal Gurjar, Faridabad MP
  • Anupriya Patel, Apna Dal
  • Kiren Rijiju, Arunachal West
  • Kailash Chaudhry, Barmer MP
  • Sanjeev Baliyan, Mujaffarnagar MP
  • RCP Singh , JDU MP, Rajya Sabha
  • Nityanand Rai, Ujiyarpur MP, Bihar
  • Thawar Chand Gehlot, Shahjahanpur MP
  • Debashree Chaudhuri, Raiganj MP
  • Ramesh Pokhiriyal Nishank, Haridwar MP
  • Mansukh Vasava, Bharuch, Gujarat
  • Rameshwar Teli, Dibrugarh MP
  • Harsimrat Kaur Badal, SAD, Bathinda MP
  • Sushma Swaraj
  • Som Prakash, Hoshiarpur MP
  • Santosh Gangwar, Bareilly MP
  • Ramvilas Paswan, LJP leader, Rajya Sabha
  • Hardeep Puri, Rajya Sabha
  • Nitin Gadkari
  • Amit Shah

4.00 PM: "There are high hopes which will definitely be fulfilled. Modi ji's vision is for the country, the entire plan is ready in his mind which he will not share just like that. But he will fulfil it for sure," said Hema Malini.

3.50 PM: Twelve Congress MLAs in Manipur have resigned from state party posts, triggering speculation about the possibility of their crossing over to the ruling BJP, but a senior legislator among them on Thursday said they had no intention of joining any other party. The resignation of the MLAs from the Pradesh Congress Committee (PCC) came on Wednesday after the grand old party lost both the Lok Sabha seats in the north-eastern state.

While the Inner Manipur seat was won by Rajkumar Ranjan Singh of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), Lorho S Pfoze of the Naga People's Front (NPF) got elected from the Outer Manipur constituency.

The resignations triggered speculation if the Congress MLAs were planning to join the BJP, but some of them dismissed it, saying their action was aimed at strengthening the party at the grassroot level.

The BJP heads a coalition government in the state led by Chief Minister N Biren Singh.

The 12 Congress MLAs submitted their resignations to PCC president Gaikhangam, who is also a member of the Congress Working Committee (CWC).

(PTI)

3.40 PM: Nepal's Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli arrives in Delhi.

3.30 PM: President of Kyrgyzstan, Sooronbay Jeenbekov arrives in Delhi.

3.15 PM: "It is a matter of joy that a new govt is being formed. Country needs a strong govt and it is getting one," said Sukhbir Singh Badal, President of Shiromani Akali Dal. He will be attending the swearing-in ceremony of the PM today.

3.10 PM: "I want to thank the Prime Minister and Party President Amit Shah for again giving me a chance of serving the country by making me a part of the government. I have been invited to the oath taking ceremony, not been informed of the ministry yet," said Shripad Yesso Naik.

3.08 PM: General (Retd) VK Singh to meet PM Narendra Modi at 4:30 PM today at 7, Lok Kalyan Marg.

3.05 PM: Debasree Chaudhuri, BJP MP from Raiganj, West Bengal said, "Upcoming assembly election will be one-sided because TMC will not exist. Their MLAs & Councillors are joining BJP. TMC will not be able to do anything in next election. BJP will form the govt there. We will finish them in 5-6 months."

3.00 PM: "He is a young leader, he has a big responsibility, only with mutual understanding between the two Telugu states the people can be developed. Jagan should continue as the chief minister for 3-4 terms," said Telangana CM KC Rao at Andhra Pradesh CM YS Jagan Mohan Reddy's oath ceremony.

2.55 PM: BJP Ramesh Pokhriyal: I received a phone call from party president Amit Shah Ji, he asked me to be present for the meeting with the prime minister today evening. He also asked me to be present at the oath ceremony.

2.50 PM: "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," said Anupam Kher. He will be attending Modi's swearing-in ceremony.

2.40 PM: Prakash Javadekar to meet PM Narendra Modi at 4:30 PM today at 7, Lok Kalyan Marg.

2.30 PM: Newly elected MLAs take oath at Odisha Legislative Assembly.

2.10 PM: "I thank the PM and Amit Shah ji for showing trust in me. I thank them on behalf of the people of Bikaner. PM's vision will be significant for India. He had said that we want to remove our tag of developing nation and make India a developed nation," said Arjun Ram Meghwal, BJP.

1.54 PM: BJP leaders Santosh Gangwar, Jitendra Singh and Nityanand Rai to meet PM Narendra Modi at 4:30 PM today.

1.43 PM: Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) Chief, Ram Vilas Paswan, to meet Modi at 4:30 PM today.

1.30 PM: Nitin Gadkari to meet PM Narendra Modi at 4:30 PM today at 7, Lok Kalyan Marg.

1.15 PM: Karnataka BJP leader DV Sadananda Gowda says: "I received a call from Amit Shah. He said that I should be there at home office of PM at 5 o'clock & swearing-in ceremony at 7 o'clock."

12.58 PM: BJP leaders Piyush Goyal and Bhupender Yadav at Amit Shah's residence in Delhi.

12.57 PM: BJP leaders DV Sadananda Gowda and Giriraj Singh to meet PM Narendra Modi at 4:30 PM today at 7, Lok Kalyan Marg. -- ANI

12.16 PM: Prime Minister of Nepal, KP Sharma Oli, arrives to attend Modi's swearing-in ceremony.

12.15 PM: Special Envoy of Thailand, Minister Grisada Boonrach, arrives in New Delhi to attend Narendra Modi's swearing-in ceremony.

12.10 PM: The ministers who will take oath this evening will meet PM Modi at 4:30 PM today at 7, Lok Kalyan Marg.

11.59 AM: President of Sri Lanka, Maithripala Sirisena, arrives to attend PM Narendra Modi's oath ceremony at Rashtrapati Bhawan later today.

11.35 AM: President of Myanmar, U Win Myint, arrives to attend PM Narendra Modi's oath ceremony at Rashtrapati Bhawan later today.

11.20 AM: Raveen Thukral, Media Adviser to Punjab CM, says Capt Amarinder Singh to not attend PM Narendra Modi's oath ceremony today.

10.47 AM: Thailand's Special Envoy Grisada Boonrac arrives in Delhi to take part in PM Narendra Modi's oath ceremony today.

10.16 PM: BJP President Amit Shah has reached Prime Minister Narendra Modi's residence at 7, Lok Kalyan Marg, to discuss about the swearing-in ceremony, reports India Today.

9.53 PM: Sanjay Raut of Shiv Sena says Arvind Sawant's will take oath as a minister in the Modi Cabinet. "It is decided that there will be one minister from each ally," he added.

9.40 AM: PM Modi pays tributes at Rajghat, Sadaiv Atal Memorial, and Rashtriya Samar Smarak.

9.23 AM: BJP MP Manoj Tiwari on West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee not attending PM Modi's oath ceremony today: "Unko aana bhi nahi chahiye."

9.22 AM: The BJP has invited the family members of over 50 party workers who lost their lives during poll violence in West Bengal. The BJP has said all these special guests will arrive in Delhi by Rajdhani Express.

9.10 AM: Santosh Gangwar, an eight-time BJP MP from Bareilly, will serve Pro-tem Speaker for the 17th Lok Sabha, reports India Today. He will administer the oath to all new MPs, including PM Modi. The longest-serving MP is usually chosen as Pro-tem Speaker.

9.02 PM: You can watch the live coverage of the oath taking ceremony here.

8.58 AM: Navneet Kaur Rana, Member of Parliament from Amravati, Maharashtra: "I am excited to take part in PM Modi's oath ceremony."

8.56 AM: Foreign Secretary Vijay Gokhle receives Prime Minister of Bhutan Dr Lotay Tshering as he arrives in Delhi for attending the oath-taking ceremony of PM.

8.33 AM: Narendra Modi pays homage to martyrs at the National War Memorial.

8.20 AM: PM Narendra Modi pays tributes to Bharat Ratna and former PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee at 'Sadaiv Atal' Samadhi.

8.15 AM: Prime Minister Narendra Modi pays tribute to Mahatma Gandhi at Rajghat.

8.00 AM: Pravind Kumar Jugnauth, Prime Minister of Mauritius, arrives at IGI airport; received by Foreign Secretary Vijay Gokhale. He will attend the swearing-in-ceremony of Narendra Modi as the Prime Minister later today.

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