Modi 3.0 Sworn In with 72 Ministers, Including 9 New Cabinet Members.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi was sworn in today alongside 72 ministers in the new coalition government. Among them are 30 Cabinet Ministers, five Ministers with independent charge, and 36 Ministers of State.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi was sworn in today along with 72 ministers of the new coalition government. The group includes 30 Cabinet Ministers, five with independent charge, and 36 Ministers of State. The portfolios will be announced later.

At 73, PM Modi will lead a coalition government in his third term, dubbed Modi 3.0, marking the first time since his initial victory in 2014 after a significant “Brand Modi” win following a decade of United Progressive Alliance (UPA) rule.

He is the second Prime Minister, after Jawaharlal Nehru, to be elected for three consecutive term

The oath ceremony is being held on the lawns of the Rashtrapati Bhavan, with the weather office forecasting a maximum temperature of 42 degrees Celsius in the national capital.

President Droupadi Murmu administered the oath to PM Modi, followed by Rajnath Singh, Amit Shah, and Nitin Gadkari. JP Nadda, Shivraj Singh Chouhan, Nirmala Sitharaman, S. Jaishankar, and Manohar Lal Khattar also took the oath.

HD Kumaraswamy of the Janata Dal (Secular) was the first leader from the BJP’s allies in the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) to take the oath, followed by Janata Dal (United) leader Lalan Singh, a close aide of Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar.

From the northeast, Sarbananda Sonowal and Kiren Rijiju were sworn in. Virendra Kumar, a prominent Scheduled Castes face of the BJP and eight-time MP, was inducted into the government after winning the election from Madhya Pradesh’s Tikamgarh reserved seat. Supporters cheered loudly as leaders walked towards the mic to take the oath.

Jyotiraditya Scindia’s induction into the Modi 3.0 council of ministers cemented his importance in the BJP since he left the Congress four years ago, marking the beginning of his second stint in the Union cabinet. Hardeep Singh Puri, the former diplomat who helped India navigate two back-to-back oil crises, was also sworn in today.

Lok Janshakti Party (Ram Vilas) chief Chirag Paswan has solidified his status as the true political heir of his father, Ram Vilas Paswan, after being inducted into the Narendra Modi government today. This marks a significant comeback for Chirag Paswan in Bihar’s turbulent political landscape.

Leaders from India’s neighborhood and the Indian Ocean Region, including Sri Lankan President Ranil Wickremesinghe, Maldivian President Mohamed Muizzu, and Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, attended the event.

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