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Chirag Paswan, JP Nadda: Full list of union ministers in Narendra Modi govt

In total, 72 ministers were sworn into office, including 30 cabinet ministers, 36 Ministers of State (MoS), and five MoS with independent charge

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi with cabinet ministers at the swearing-in ceremony in New Delhi on June 9.

Nisha Anand New Delhi

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi was sworn into office for the third time on Sunday in a grand ceremony at the Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi, alongside 30 cabinet ministers. Notably absent from the list were former cabinet ministers like Smriti Irani and Rajeev Chandrasekhar, who lost in the 2024 Lok Sabha elections. Surprise additions to the cabinet included BJP President JP Nadda, Manohar Lal Khattar, and Chirag Paswan.
President Droupadi Murmu administered the oaths of office and secrecy to the newly appointed members of the Council of Ministers at the event.

“Took oath as Prime Minister at the ceremony earlier this evening. I look forward to serving 140 crore Indians and working with the Council of Ministers to take India to new heights of progress,” Modi posted on ‘X’ (formerly Twitter).

Former Union ministers Anurag Thakur, Narayan Rane, and Parshottam Rupala were those, who did not find a mention in Modi government's Council of Ministers despite winning the Lok Sabha elections from their respective constituencies.

In total, 72 ministers were sworn into office, including 30 cabinet ministers, 36 Ministers of State (MoS), and five MoS with independent charge. As the Bharatiya Janata Party did not secure a majority on its own in this year’s polls, several additional National Democratic Alliance members have joined the list.

The most number of ministers inducted into the Modi government’s third term were from Uttar Pradesh at nine, followed by Bihar at eight. The highest number of cabinet ministers are from Bihar (four).

 

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First Published: Jun 10 2024 | 9:53 AM IST

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