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Narendra Modi Cabinet 2.0 LIVE: Who’s in? What’s next?

Stay with EastMojo to know the latest from the new council of ministers at the Centre who were sworn in at a grand ceremony in New Delhi on Thursday evening

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Meghalaya CM Conrad K Sangma with Assam minister Himanta Biswa Sarma
Meghalaya CM Conrad K Sangma with Assam minister Himanta Biswa Sarma
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On Saturday afternoon, Assam minister and North East Democratic Alliance convenor Himanta Biswa Sarma shared a photo of him with Meghalaya CM Conrad K Sangma on Twitter. The photo was clicked during the oath-taking ceremony of PM Narendra Modi's new Cabinet at Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi on Thursday.

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At 43 years, 'giant-slayer' Smriti Irani, who defeated Congress president Rahul Gandhi from Amethi in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, is the youngest Minister in PM Narendra Modi's new Cabinet.

Smriti Irani with former UP CM Kalyan Singh
Smriti Irani with former UP CM Kalyan Singh
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Crorepati ministers, ministers with criminal cases

Among the 58 ministers in PM Narendra Modi's new Cabinet, 51 are crorepatis, says a report by an NGO Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR). Also, as per the details mentioned in the self-sworn affidavits, 22 ministers have criminal cases against them.

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Rajnath Singh assumes charge as the new Union minister for defence

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Dibrugarh MP Rameswar Teli takes charge as Union minister of state for food processing industries

Rameswar Teli
Rameswar Teli
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Kiren Rijiju takes charge as Union minister

Arunachal West MP and former Union minister of state for home Kiren Rijiju took charge of the ministry of youth affairs and sports.

He also took charge as minister of state in the ministry of minority affairs.

Taking to Twitter, he wrote: "With utmost dedication I'll deliver as per the expectation of PM @narendramodi ji and the people of India."

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Amit Shah takes charge as Union home minister

Amit Shah
Amit Shah
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Former BJP president Amit Shah took charge as the new Union home minister on Saturday.

Thanking Prime Minister Narendra Modi, he said: “Today, I took charge as India’s home minister.” Taking to Twitter, Shah wrote “I thank Prime Minister Narendra Modi for believing in me. It is the Modi’s government prime objective to ensure the country’s security and their prosperity. I will try my best to fulfil this under Modi ji’s leadership.”

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Major announcements from Modi Cabinet 2.0's first meet

Modi Cabinet 2.0’s first cabinet meeting
Modi Cabinet 2.0’s first cabinet meeting
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Parliament session to begin from June 17; Union Budget 2019 to be presented on July 5; Speaker of Lok Sabha to be elected on June 19

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Modi Cabinet 2.0's first meeting approves path-breaking scheme to provide pension cover to crores of farmers; Centre to spend Rs 10,774.5 crore for a period of 3 years.

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Modi Cabinet 2.0’s first meeting
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Women power at its best!

Six women have found a spot in PM Narendra Modi's new council of ministers -- Nirmala Sitharaman, Smriti Irani, Harsimrat Kaur Badal, Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti, Renuka Singh Saruta and Debashree Chaudhuri.

Of these, Saruta and Chaudhuri are first-timers. While Saruta has been appointed as MoS for tribal affairs, Chaudhuri was allocated the MoS for women and child development portfolio.

Nirmala Sitharaman: Minister of finance, minister o corporate affairs.

Smriti Irani: Minister of women and child development; minister of textiles.

Harsimrat Kaur Badal: Minister of food processing industries.

Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti: MoS, rural development.

Union defence minister Nirmala Sitharaman with Manipur chief minister N Biren Singh and Governor Najma Heptulla
Union defence minister Nirmala Sitharaman with Manipur chief minister N Biren Singh and Governor Najma Heptulla
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Smriti Irani
Smriti Irani
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Why Twitter users are praising Rameswar Teli, the new MoS for food processing industries

This is reportedly new MoS Rameswar Teli’s home-cum-office in Dibrugarh, Assam
This is reportedly new MoS Rameswar Teli’s home-cum-office in Dibrugarh, Assam
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Rameswar Teli is lauded for his apparent simplicity. Another picture of his house in Dibrugarh district of Assam
Rameswar Teli is lauded for his apparent simplicity. Another picture of his house in Dibrugarh district of Assam
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Amit Shah as new home minister: What it means

Former BJP president Amit Shah being sworn in as a Union minister at Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi on Thursday evening
Former BJP president Amit Shah being sworn in as a Union minister at Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi on Thursday evening
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For years, Amit Shah has been PM Narendra Modi's closest aide and strategist. By being allocated the home ministry on Friday, Shah will become the No 2 in the new government by default.

Shah, 54, takes over from Rajnath Singh, who has been given the defence portfolio. Shah's inclusion has been seen as one of the most notable this time among the 57 new and old ministers sworn in by President Ram Nath Kovind at a grand ceremony in Rashtrapati Bhavan, New Delhi on Thursday evening.

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Some pictures from the swearing-in ceremony of PM Narendra Modi's Cabinet 2.0:

PM Narendra Modi and his new council of ministers at Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi on Thursday evening
PM Narendra Modi and his new council of ministers at Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi on Thursday evening
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PM Narendra Modi greets the audience ahead of the oath-taking ceremony of his new council of ministers at Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi on Thursday evening
PM Narendra Modi greets the audience ahead of the oath-taking ceremony of his new council of ministers at Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi on Thursday evening
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President Ram Nath Kovind with PM Narendra Modi ahead of the oath-taking ceremony of his new council of ministers at Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi on Thursday evening
President Ram Nath Kovind with PM Narendra Modi ahead of the oath-taking ceremony of his new council of ministers at Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi on Thursday evening
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Full list of Ministers of State:

1. Faggansingh Kulaste: Steel.

2. Ashwini Kumar Choubey: Health and Family Welfare.

3. Arjun Ram Meghwal: Parliamentary Affairs; and Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises.

4. General (Retd) VK Singh: Road Transport and Highways.

5. Krishan Pal: Social Justice and Empowerment.

6. Danve Raosaheb Dadarao: Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution.

7. G Kishan Reddy: Home Affairs.

8. Parshottam Rupala: Agriculture and Farmers Welfare.

9. Ramdas Athawale: Social Justice and Empowerment.

10. Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti: Rural Development.

11. Babul Supriyo: Environment, Forest and Climate Change.

12. Sanjeev Kumar Balyan: Animal Husbandry, Dairying and Fisheries.

13. Dhotre Sanjay Shamrao: Human Resource Development; Communications; and Electronics and Information Technology.

14. Anurag Singh Thakur: Finance; and Corporate Affairs.

15. Angadi Suresh Channabasappa: Railways.

16. Nityanand Rai: Home Affairs.

17. Rattan Lal Kataria: Jal Shakti; and Social Justice and Empowerment.

18. V. Muraleedharan: External Affairs; and Parliamentary Affairs.

19. Renuka Singh Saruta: Tribal Affairs.

20. Som Parkash: Commerce and Industry.

21. Rameswar Teli: Food Processing Industries.

22. Pratap Chandra Sarangi: Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises; and Animal Husbandry, Dairying and Fisheries.

23. Kailash Choudhary: Agriculture and Farmers Welfare.

24. Debasree Chaudhuri: Women and Child Development.

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Full list of Ministers of State (Independent Charge):

Santosh Kumar Gangwar: Labour and Employment.

Rao Inderjit Singh: Statistics and Programme Implementation; and Planning.

Shripad Yesso Naik: Ayurveda, Yoga and Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha and Homoeopathy (AYUSH); and Defence.

Dr Jitendra Singh: Development of North Eastern Region; Prime Minister’s Office; Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions; Department of Atomic Energy; and Department of Space.

Kiren Rijiju: Youth Affairs and Sports; and Minority Affairs.

Prahalad Singh Patel: Culture; Tourism.

Raj Kumar Singh: Power; New and Renewable Energy; and Skill Development and Entrepreneurship.

Hardeep Singh Puri: Housing and Urban Affairs; Civil Aviation; and Commerce and Industry.

Mansukh L Mandaviya: Shipping; and Chemicals and Fertilizers.

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PM Narendra Modi's two big surprises!

Amit Shah
Amit Shah
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Former foreign secretary S Jaishankar
Former foreign secretary S Jaishankar
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PM Narendra Modi's two surprise picks in his Cabinet 2.0 -- former BJP president Amit Shah and former foreign secretary S Jaishankar -- got two plum portfolios.

While Shah was given home affairs, Jaishankar was allocated external affairs.

Putting all speculations to rest, Shah was sworn in along with 56 others by President Ram Nath Kovind at Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi on Thursday evening.

However, the biggest surprise that PM Modi threw up was the inclusion of Jaishankar in the Cabinet.

Jaishankar was the foreign secretary from January 2015 to January 2018 and has previously held positions like the high commissioner to Singapore, and ambassador to China and the USA.

He was the man behind PM Modi's foreign policy in his first term.

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Kiren Rijiju promoted to MoS (independent); gets youth affairs and sports, and minority affairs

Union minister of state for home Kiren Rijiju (right) with his father Rinchin Kharu
Union minister of state for home Kiren Rijiju (right) with his father Rinchin Kharu
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Kiren Rijiju, who was sworn in as a Union minister by President Ram Nath Kovind at Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi on Thursday evening, has been allocated minister of state (independent charge) in the ministry of youth affairs and sports, and the ministry of minority affairs.

The former Union minister of state for home affairs hails from Arunachal Pradesh. During the recently-declared results of the Lok Sabha elections, Rijiju won the Arunachal West seat against former CM and Congress leader Nabam Tuki.

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Rameswar Teli gets food processing industries

Assam MP Rameswar Teli after casting his vote
Assam MP Rameswar Teli after casting his vote
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Assam's sitting MP Rameswar Teli, who was re-elected to the Lok Sabha from Dibrugarh constituency, has got the minister of state portfolio in the ministry of food processing industries.

Teli was sworn in as Union minister by President Ram Nath Kovind at Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi on Thursday evening.

In the 2019 general elections, Teli defeated his Congress rival Paban Singh Ghatowar by 3,51,594 votes.

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Full list of Cabinet ministers (Part 2):

Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank: Human Resource Development

Arjun Munda: Tribal Affairs

Smriti Zubin Irani: Women and Child Development; Textiles

Harsh Vardhan: Health and Family Welfare, Science and Technology, Earth Sciences

Prakash Javadekar: Environment, Forest and Climate Change; Information and Broadcasting.

Piyush Goyal: Railways; Commerce and Industry

Dharmendra Pradhan: Petroleum and Natural Gas; Steel

Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi: Minority Affairs

Pralhad Joshi: Parliamentary Affairs; Coal; Mines

Mahendra Nath Pandey: Skill Development and Entrepreneurship

Arvind Ganpat Sawant: Heavy Industries and Public Enterprise

Giriraj Singh: Animal Husbandry, Dairy and Fisheries

Gajendra Singh Shekhawat: Jal Shakti

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Full list of Cabinet ministers (Part 1):

Rajnath Singh: Defence

Amit Shah: Home Affairs

Nitin Gadkari: Road Transport and Highways, Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises

DV Sadananda Gowda: Chemicals and Fertilizers

Nirmala Sitharaman: Finance, Corporate Affairs

Ramvilas Paswan: Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution

Narendra Singh Tomar: Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, Rural Development, and Panchayati Raj

Ravi Shankar Prasad: Law and Justice, Communications, Electronics and Information Technology

Harsimrat Kaur Badal: Food Processing Industries

Thaawar Chand Gehlot: Social Justice and Empowerment

Subrahmanyam Jaishankar: External Affairs

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Modi Cabinet 2.0 has been announced. PM Narendra Modi has kept the following portfolios with himself: Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions; Department of Atomic Energy; Department of Space

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2 big takeaways from today's swearing-in ceremony: Induction of former BJP president Amit Shah and former foreign secretary S Jaishankar in Modi Cabinet 2.0.

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Former foreign secretary S Jaishankar
Former foreign secretary S Jaishankar
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Kailash Choudhary takes oath as Union minister at Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi.

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Pratap Chandra Sarangi takes oath as Union minister at Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi.

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Assam's sitting MP Rameswar Teli, who was re-elected to the Lok Sabha from Dibrugarh constituency, sworn in as Union minister by President Ram Nath Kovind at Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi. In the 2019 general elections, Teli defeated his Congress rival Paban Singh Ghatowar by 3,51,594 votes.

Dibrugarh MP Rameswar Teli being sworn in as a Union minister at Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi on Thursday evening
Dibrugarh MP Rameswar Teli being sworn in as a Union minister at Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi on Thursday evening
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Som Parkash takes oath as Union minister at Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi.

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V Muraleedharan takes oath as Union minister at Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi.

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Angadi Suresh Channabasappa, Nityanand Rai, Rattan Lal Kataria sworn in as Union ministers by President Ram Nath Kovind at Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi.

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Anurag Singh Thakur, Dhotre Sanjay Shamrao sworn in as Union ministers by President Ram Nath Kovind at Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi.

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Sanjeev Kumar Balyan takes oath as Union minister at Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi.

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Babul Supriyo takes oath as Union minister at Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi.

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Ramdas Athawale, Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti take oath as Union ministers at Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi.

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Parshottam Gopala takes oath as Union minister at Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi.

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G Kishan Reddy, Raosaheb Danve, Krishan Pal Gurjar, VK Singh take oath as Union ministers at Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi.

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Faggan Singh Kulaste takes oath as Union minister at Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi.

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Ashwini K Choubey, Arjun Meghwal sworn in as Union ministers by President Ram Nath Kovind at Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi.

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Mansukh Mandaviya takes oath as Union minister.

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Hardeep Singh Puri, Prahalad Patel, RK Singh sworn in as Cabinet minister at Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi.

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Kiren Rijiju sworn in as Union minister by President Ram Nath Kovind. The outgoing Union minister of state for home affairs hails from Arunachal Pradesh. During the recently-declared results of the Lok Sabha elections, Rijiju won the Arunachal West seat against former CM and Congress leader Nabam Tuki.

Kiren Rijiju taking oath as a Union minister
Kiren Rijiju taking oath as a Union minister
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Prahlad Joshi, Gajendra Singh Shekhawat take oath as Cabinet ministers at Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi.

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Arvind Sawant, Mahendra Nath Pandey, Giriraj Singh take oath as Union ministers at Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi.

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Dharmendra Pradhan, Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi, Prahlad Joshi take oath as Union ministers at Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi.

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Dr Harsh Vardhan, Prakash Javadekar, Piyush Goyal take oath as Union ministers.

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Amethi's giant slayer Smriti Irani takes oath as Union Minister. In the Lok Sabha elections, the 43-year-old leader dethroned Rahul Gandhi in Congress' home turf.

Smriti Irani
Smriti Irani
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Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank, Harsimrat Kaur Badal and Arjun Munda take oath as Union ministers.

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However, no Sushma Swaraj in PM Narendra Modi's Cabinet this time around. The nine-time Parliamentarian did not contest elections citing health reasons. She sat in the audience while the oath-taking ceremony was on.

Sushma Swaraj with foreign minister of China Wang Yi 
Sushma Swaraj with foreign minister of China Wang Yi 
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Rajnath Singh, Amit Shah, Nitin Gadkari, Nirmala Sitharaman, Ram Vilas Paswan, Narendra Singh Tomar, S Jaishankar take oath as Union ministers at Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi

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

President Ram Nath Kovind administering oath of office to PM Narendra Modi at Rashtrapati Bhavan, New Delhi
President Ram Nath Kovind administering oath of office to PM Narendra Modi at Rashtrapati Bhavan, New Delhi
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Amit Shah likely to get finance portfolio; to fill in space left vacant by Arun Jaitley who earlier decided to opt out of the new government over health reasons

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Former foreign secretary S Jaishankar to be a part of PM Narendra Modi's council of ministers, said sources.

Former foreign secretary S Jaishankar
Former foreign secretary S Jaishankar
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With Amit Shah securing a berth in Modi Cabinet 2.0, Union minister of health and family welfare JP Nadda is tipped to be the new president of BJP

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Amid speculation that she will be included in the Modi cabinet as a minister of state, Tura MP Agatha K Sangma has reportedly denied getting a call.

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Gujarat BJP president Jitu Vaghani tweeted sometime ago: "Met Amit Shah ji and congratulated him for becoming a part of PM Narendra Modi's Cabinet." So, Shah's ministerial berth confirmed.

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Before the oath-taking ceremony at 7 pm, the prospective ministers will meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi at 7, Lok Kalyan Marg over tea at 4.30 pm, said sources.

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About 8,000 guests are expected at the swearing-in ceremony in the forecourt of Rashtrapati Bhavan. Those attending the grand ceremony include leaders from the BIMSTEC countries, opposition leaders Rahul Gandhi and Sonia Gandhi, state chief ministers, corporate bosses and film personalities. President Ram Nath Kovind will administer the oath of office and secrecy to Narendra Modi and his ministerial colleagues.

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Bhutanese Prime Minister Lotay Tshering will attend PM Narendra Modi's oath-taking ceremony at Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi today. He was received by foreign secretary Vijay Gokhle upon his arrival in New Delhi earlier in the day.

Bhutanese Prime Minister Lotay Tshering with foreign secretary Vijay Gokhle in New Delhi on Thursday
Bhutanese Prime Minister Lotay Tshering with foreign secretary Vijay Gokhle in New Delhi on Thursday
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The top post in the finance minister is up for grabs as Arun Jaitely on Wednesday wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi saying he would like to stay away from any responsibility in the new government. He said he "should be allowed a reasonable time for myself, my treatment and my health and, therefore, not be a part of any responsibility, for the present, in the new government".

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Meghalaya's Agatha K Sangma has also reportedly got a call for the new cabinet. The former Union minister and National People's Party leader recently won the Lok Sabha elections from Tura constituency. She's the daughter of former Lok Sabha Speaker PA Sangma, who died in 2016, and sister of current Meghalaya CM Conrad K Sangma.

Tura MP Agatha K Sangma
Tura MP Agatha K Sangma
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Agatha K Sangma is the daughter of former Lok Sabha Speaker PA Sangma, who died in 2016
Agatha K Sangma is the daughter of former Lok Sabha Speaker PA Sangma, who died in 2016
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Meanwhile, the other leaders from around the country who are likely to be a part of Narendra Modi's new cabinet at the Centre are: Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi, Smriti Irani, Prakash Javadekar, Ravi Shankar Prasad, Ramdas Athawale, Rajnath Singh, Nirmala Sitharaman, Piyush Goyal, Prahlad Joshi, Nitin Gadkari, Nityananda Rai, Sanjeev Baliyan, Anupriya Patel, Harsimrat Kaur and Thawar Chand Gehlot.

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According to sources, Kiren Rijiju has also got a call for a ministerial berth. The outgoing Union minister of state for home affairs hailing from Arunachal Pradesh is likely to get a petroleum portfolio this time around. During teh recently-declared results of the Lok Sabha elections, Rijiju won the Arunachal West seat against former CM and Congress leader Nabam Tuki.

Kiren Rijiju with wife Joram Rina Rijiju
Kiren Rijiju with wife Joram Rina Rijiju
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Kiren Rijiju with his children
Kiren Rijiju with his children
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Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) sitting MP Rameshwar Teli, who was re-elected to the Lok Sabha from Dibrugarh constituency, is reportedly in the list of leaders who have received calls to be a part of the new cabinet. In the 2019 general elections, Teli defeated his Congress rival Paban Singh Ghatowar by 3,51,594 votes.

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All eyes are on PM Narendra Modi's choices for cabinet ministers ahead of the swearing-in ceremony on Thursday. Names of probable ministers have started to trickle in. Stay with us to know who all from Northeast India are going to be a part of Modi Cabinet 2.0.

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