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Narendra Modi sworn in; becomes the second RSS Swayamsevak to be the Prime Minister of India

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New Delhi. Setting a history in Indian democracy,  Narendra Modi sworn in as Prime Minister of India, being the second RSS Swayamsevak to reach the post after Atal Bihari Vajapeyee. Narendra Damodardas Modi, 63, today took the oath as the 15th Prime Minister of India at the biggest-ever swearing-in ceremony at Rashtrapati Bhavan. President Pranab Mukherjee chaired the oath taking ceremony.

The swearing in ceremony was attended by RSS functionaries Dattatreya Hosabale, Suresh Soni, Indresh Kumar, Ram Madhav, VHP’s Ashok Singhal, Samskrita Bharari’s Dinesh Kamat, Itihas Sankalan Samiti’s Balamukund, Rashtra Sevika Samitis Shanthakka, Bharatiy Kisan Sanghs Dinesh Kulakarni, Hindu Manch’s Ashok Prabhakar Thinker Vinay Sahasrabuddhe along with few other top Sangh Parivar functionaries.

Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif, Afghan President Hamid Karzai, Napalese PM Sushil Koirala and Bhutanese PM TsheringTobgay, Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa, Former President APJ Abdul Kalam and Pratibha Patil, former Prime Ministers Dr. Manmohan Singh, HD Devegouda, leaders of NDA and UPA, and several other VVIP’s attended the event.

Karnataka’ s well known Adichunchanagiri Mutt’s Nirmalanandanatha Swamiji, Pejawar Seer Vishwesha Theertha Swamiji, Sri Sri Ravishankar, Satyamitrananda Swamiji, Guru Govind Devgiri, Ramesh Bhai Ojha, Vijay Koushal Maharaj and several other religious leaders attended.

A total of 45 ministers including 24 cabinet ministers, 11 Ministers of State, 10 Ministers with Independent Charge took oath and sworn in as ministers, will be part of Modi’s govt, during the ceremony.

It has been a prolific rise for a man who joined the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) in 1971 as a pracharak and went on to be elected as the Chief Minister of Gujarat for four consecutive times. After leading the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) to a stunning mandate in the recent Lok Sabha polls by winning over 280 seats, Modi will now be the Prime Minister of India’s for the next 5 years.

Team Modi and their portfolios:

Cabinet Ministers

Narendra Modi – Prime Minister, Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions, Department of Atomic Energy Department of Space, All important policy issues and all other portfolios not allocated to any Minister

Rajnath Singh – Home Affairs

Sushma Swaraj – External Affairs, Overseas Indian Affairs

Arun Jaitley – Finance, Corporate Affairs, Defence

M Venkaiah Naidu – Urban Development, Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation, Parliamentary Affairs

Nitin Gadkari – Road Transport and Highways, Shipping

D V Sadananda Gowda – Railways

Uma Bharti – Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation

Najma Heptullah – Minority Affairs

Gopinath Munde – Rural Development, Panchayati Raj, Drinking Water and Sanitation

Ramvilas Paswan – Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution

Kalraj Mishra – Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises

Maneka Gandhi – Women and Child Development

Ananth Kumar – Chemicals and Fertilizers

Ravi Shankar Prasad – Communications and Information Technology, Law and Justice

Ashok Gajapathi Raju Pusapati – Civil Aviation

Anant Geete – Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises

Harsimrat Kaur Badal – Food Processing Industries

Narendra Singh Tomar – Mines, Steel, Labour and Employment

Jual Oram – Tribal Affairs

Radha Mohan Singh – Agriculture

Thaawar Chand Gehlot – Social Justice and Empowerment

Smriti Zubin Irani – Human Resource Development

Dr Harsh Vardhan – Health and Family Welfare

 

Ministers of State

General (Retd) V K Singh – Development of North Eastern Region (Independent Charge), External Affairs, Overseas Indian Affairs

Inderjit Singh Rao – Planning (Independent Charge), Statistics and Programme Implementation (Independent Charge), Defence

Santosh Kumar Gangwar – Textiles (Independent Charge), Parliamentary Affairs, Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation

Shripad Yesso Naik – Culture (Independent Charge), Tourism (Independent Charge)

Dharmendra Pradhan – Petroleum and Natural Gas (Independent Charge)

Sarbananda Sonowal – Skill Development, Entrepreneurship, Youth Affairs and Sports (Independent Charge)

Prakash Javadekar – Information and Broadcasting (Independent Charge), Environment, Forest and Climate Change (Independent Charge), Parliamentary Affairs

Piyush Goyal – Power (Independent  Charge), Coal (Independent Charge), New and Renewable Energy (Independent Charge)

Jitendra Singh – Science and Technology (Independent Charge), Earth Sciences (Independent Charge), Prime Minister Office, Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions, Department of Atomic Energy, Department of Space

Nirmala Sitharaman – Commerce and Industry (Independent Charge), Finance, Corporate Affairs

G M Siddeshwara – Civil Aviation

Manoj Sinha – Railways

Nihalchand – Chemicals and Fertilizers

Upendra Kushwaha – Rural Development, Panchayati Raj, Drinking Water and Sanitation

Radhakrishnan P – Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises

Kiren Rijiju – Home Affairs

Krishan Pal – Road Transport and Highways, Shipping

Dr Sanjeev Kumar Balyan – Agriculture, Food

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