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Modi govt 3.0 highlights: Safeguarding border will remain topmost priority, says Rajnath Singh

Cabinet ministers Updates: From PM addressing the PMO staff to the formulation of the new Lok Sabha, here are the latest updates

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PM Modi chairs first meeting of his new Cabinet, attended by the newly-inducted ministers, at the prime minister's 7, Lok Kalyan Marg residence, in New Delhi, Monday, June 10, 2024. (PTI Photo)

PM Modi chairs first meeting of his new Cabinet, attended by the newly-inducted ministers, at the prime minister's 7, Lok Kalyan Marg residence, in New Delhi, Monday, June 10, 2024. (PTI Photo)

Cabinet ministers news updates: Safeguarding India's border will remain the topmost priority and efforts will continue to take defence manufacturing and exports to greater heights, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh said on Monday shortly after he was retained to helm the key responsibility in the new government. Singh was among the senior BJP leaders, including Amit Shah, Nitin Gadkari, Nirmala Sitharaman and S Jaishankar, who retained the ministries they handled in the previous government.

It has been decided in the Union Cabinet meeting today to provide assistance to 30 million additional rural and urban households for the construction of houses, to meet the housing requirements arising out of the increase in the number of eligible families. Govt of India is implementing Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana since 2015-16 to provide assistance to the eligible rural and urban households for construction of houses with basic amenities. Under PMAY, total total 42.1 million houses have been completed for the eligible poor families under the housing schemes in the last 10 years. All the houses constructed under PMAY are provided the other basic amenities such as Household Toilets, LPG connection, Electricity connection, Functional Household Tap Connection etc. through convergence with other schemes of Central Government and State Governments.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi holds the first meeting of his new Cabinet on Monday evening. The newly-inducted ministers arrived at the prime minister's 7, Lok Kalyan Marg, residence around 5 pm and attended the meeting, a day after taking oath. The portfolios of the new ministers to be announced shortly.

After taking charge as the prime minister for a third time today, Narendra Modi received a warm welcome at the PMO (Prime Minister's Office), South Block, New Delhi with staffers greeting him with a round of applause on his entry in the premises.BJP's Kerala MP Suresh Gopi has denied media reports claiming that he willl quit the Modi Cabinet. In his first act as prime minister in the third term, Narendra Modi signed the file authorising the release of latest installment of the 'PM Kisan Nidhi' funds amounting to nearly Rs 20,000 crore. The first cabinet meeting of the newly formed NDA government is also likely to happen today. The newly inducted ministers in the Narendra Modi Cabinet are also likely to be allocated their respective portfolios today.

Chirag Paswan solidified his status as the political successor of his father, Ram Vilas Paswan. In a riveting turn of events, Chirag was inducted into the  Modi government 3.0 on June 9, marking a memorable comeback in Bihar's turbulent political landscape.
Chirag Paswan's party won all five Lok Sabha seats allocated to it by the NDA, maintaining the party's 100 per cent strike rate.
 
Narendra Modi was sworn in as the Prime Minister for the third time on Sunday in at the Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi, alongside 30 cabinet ministers. President Droupadi Murmu administered the oaths of office and secrecy to the newly appointed ministers at the grand event. Sixteen of the 17 ministers who lost the Lok Sabha elections were not included in the cabinet by the BJP leadership. Narayan Rane, Parshottam Rupala and Anurag Thakur were not included in the Narendra Modi-led council of ministers despite emerging victorious from their respective Lok Sabha seats. Among the  candidates who lost the General Elections but were included in the council of ministers was Ravneet Singh Bittu. Bittu joined the BJP in the run up to the 2024 general elections. A two-term Congress Lok Sabha MP, Bittu is  the grandson of former Punjab CM Beant Singh.

A total of 72 ministers took the oath, including 30 cabinet ministers, 36 Ministers of State (MoS), and five MoS with independent charge. After Modi’s swearing-in, Rajnath Singh, Amit Shah, Nitin Gadkari, J P Nadda, Shivraj Singh Chouhan, Nirmala Sitharaman, and S Jaishankar, in that order, were the first to take the oath of office.

Uttar Pradesh and Bihar got the maximum representation in the Modi Cabinet. Uttar Pradesh bagged nine ministerial berths, which includes one Cabinet, whereas Bihar got four cabinet berths out of a total of eight ministers from the state. Uttar Pradesh sends the most members, 80, to the Lok Sabha.


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Safeguarding India's border will remain topmost priority: Rajnath Singh

Safeguarding India's border will remain the topmost priority and efforts will continue to take defence manufacturing and exports to greater heights, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh said on Monday shortly after he was retained to helm the key responsibility in the new government. Singh was among the senior BJP leaders, including Amit Shah, Nitin Gadkari, Nirmala Sitharaman and S Jaishankar, who retained the ministries they handled in the previous government.
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Grateful to PM Modi for trusting me: JP Nadda

Union Minister JP Nadda tweets, "Grateful to PM Modi for trusting me with the roles of Minister of Health and Family Welfare, and Minister of Chemicals and Fertilizers.  Modi 3.0 is steadfastly committed to the welfare of the people. In line with this, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW) will make every effort to ensure better healthcare infrastructure and facilities, ensuring no one is left behind in receiving better treatment. Additionally, the Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers will contribute to every extent to realizing PM Modi ji's vision of 'Viksit Bharat'."
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Union Cabinet 3.0: Dharmendra Pradhan to retain Ministry of Education

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Kiren Rijiju gets Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs

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Mansukh L. Mandaviya is likely to get ministry of sports

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Ram Mohan Naidu replaces Jyotiraditya Scindia as Minister of Civil Aviation of India

36-year-old Ram Mohan Naidu replaces Jyotiraditya Scindia as Minister of Civil Aviation of India
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18th Lok Sabha LIVE: Nirmala Sitharaman to continue as the Minister of Finance of India

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Formulation of the 18th Lok Sabha: Shivraj Singh Chauhan likely to get agriculture ministry

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Rajnath Singh likely to retain defence ministry

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Manohar Lal Khattar likely to be Minister of Housing and Urban Affairs: Media reports

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Ashwini Vaishnaw to continue as Union Minister of Railways of India

Ashwini Vaishnaw to continue as Union Minister of Railways of India, according to media reports
 
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Nitin Gadkari retains road and transport ministry; Harsh Malhotra, Ajay Tamta willl be MoS: Reports

First Cabitnet portfolio confirmed: Nitin Gadkari retains road and transport ministry; Harsh Malhotra, Ajay Tamta will be MoS.
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Modi govt 3.0: Cabinet clears 30 million more houses for the poor

Cabinet clears 30 million more houses for the poor to be built under PMAY.
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First Cabinet meeting of NDA govt underway; portfolios to be announced shortly

Prime Minister Narendra Modi holds the first meeting of his new Cabinet on Monday evening. The newly-inducted ministers arrived at the prime minister's 7, Lok Kalyan Marg, residence around 5 pm and attended the meeting, a day after taking oath. The portfolios of the new ministers to be announced shortly.
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Before 2014, Prime Minister's Office was perceived as a power centre: PM Modi

"Prime Minister's Office was seen as power centre before 2014. I always believed it should be people's PMO and not Modi's," PM Modi said.

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First Published: Jun 10 2024 | 10:39 AM IST

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