68-year-old stalwart leader Narendra Modi led his party BJP to a historic win in the recently concluded 2019 Lok Sabha Elections. After a thumping victory, PM Narendra Modi took oath as the Prime Minister of India for the second consecutive term on May 30, 2019, in presence of nearly 8,000 people at the Rashtrapati Bhawan in New Delhi.
In pic: The historic moment when PM Narendra Modi began his oath amidst chants of "Modi Modi"!
In pic: PM Narendra Modi greets hundreds and thousands of crowd as he walks towards the stage at the Rashtrapati Bhawan in New Delhi to take oath as India's Prime Minister for the second consecutive term. Pic/Twitter Narendra Modi
Besides PM Narendra Modi, 25 Cabinet ministers, nine Ministers of State (Independent Charge) and 24 Ministers of State were sworn into the Council of Ministers. The big names included BJP president Amit Shah, newly elected MPs Smriti Irani and Babool Supriyo and veterans like Rajnath Singh, Nirmala Sitharam and Nitin Gadkari to name a few.
In pic: PM Narendra Modi greets the crowd as he arrives for the swearing-in ceremony.
In pic: PM Narendra Modi greets 'namaste' to President Ram Nath Kovind after taking oath as India's Prime Minister for his second term at the Rashtrapati Bhawan in New Delhi. Pic/Twitter Narendra Modi
Nearly 8,000 people including BIMSTEC leaders, Bollywood celebrities, sports personalities, and business honchos attended the historic swearing-in ceremony of PM Narendra Modi and his council of Ministers. Pic/Twitter Narendra Modi
In pic: PM Modi and his Council of Ministers stand in honour of the national anthem minutes before the swearing-in ceremony.
In pic: Heeraben Modi, mother of PM Narendra Modi cheers for her son as he takes oath as the Prime Minister of India for the second consecutive term. Pic/Twitter ANI
Industrialist Mukesh Ambani, veteran industry leader Ratan Tata, steel baron L N Mittal and Adani Group head Gautam Adani were among the who's who of India's business industry present at the grand swearing-in ceremony of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Council of Ministers.
In pic: Anant Ambani, son of Mukesh and Nita Ambani who attended PM Narendra Modi's Mumbai rally at BKC, also graced the swearing-in ceremony of PM Modi and his Council of Ministers.
Actor-turned-politician Sunny Deol, who joined BJP ahead of the 2019 Lok Sabha Elections also arrived in order to attend the oath-taking ceremony of PM Narendra Modi. Deol won the Gurdaspur constituency by a margin of 82,459 votes and defeated Congress heavyweight and sitting MP Sunil Jakhar.
Smriti Irani, who emerged as a giant-killer by dealing a shock defeat to Congress president Rahul Gandhi in Amethi also took oath as a Union Minister. While going in to take the oath, Smriti received loud applause from the crowd as she made her way to the stage.
In pic: Smriti Irani takes oath as a Union Minister under Modi government.
The biggest name that was included in PM Narendra Modi's Council of Ministers was that of BJP president Amit Shah. Shah, who contested the Gandhinagar seat from Gujarat won by 5.57 lakh votes against Congress' CJ Chavda. He too took the oath as a Union Minister.
In pic: BJP president Amit Shah takes oath as Union Minister at the swearing-in ceremony.
In pic: South superstar and actor Rajinikanth arrives with his wife Latha at the Rashtrapati Bhavan ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's swearing-in ceremony.
This was the 4th-time that a swearing-in ceremony was held in the forecourt of Rashtrapati Bhawan. The last three occasions when the swearing-in ceremony during the time of Chandrashekhar in 1990, Atal Bihari Vajpayee in 1998 and Narendra Modi in 2014.
In pic: Mukesh Ambani greets Rajnikant with a warm hug minutes before PM Narendra Modi's swearing-in ceremony at Delhi.
At the swearing-in ceremony of PM Narendra Modi, one industry that made its strong presence was that of the Bollywood industry. Sunny Deol, Kangana Ranaut, Karan Johar, Kapil Sharma, Sushant Singh Rajput, Shahid Kapoor, Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra, Shahid Kapoor, Anupam Kher, and Anil Kapoor to name a few.
In pic: Boney Kapoor, Shahid, and Meera Kapoor, Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra await for the arrival of PM Narendra Modi at the swearing-in ceremony, held at Rashtrapati Bhawan, New Delhi.
Kangana Ranaut, who has been vocal about her support to PM Narendra Modi also graced the swearing-in ceremony. Kangana was seen donning a traditional Indian outfit for the oath-taking ceremony. Kangana's team posted images of the actress dressed up for the event and captioned it: Savage in a Sari!
Actor Anupam Kher, who is considered as a vocal supporter of PM Narendra Modi, also attended the swearing-in ceremony along with his friend and Bollywood actor Anil Kapoor. The two took to their social handles to thank President Ram Nath Kovind for the invitation. Pic/Instagram Anupam Kher, Twitter Anil Kapoor.
In pic: Actor-turned-politician Sunny Deol greets Air Chief Marshal BS Dhanoa as he arrives to take part in the swearing-in ceremony of PM Narendra Modi and his Council of Ministers.
After the oath-taking ceremony, President Ram Nath Kovind gave his nod to end the swearing-in ceremony. The swearing-in ceremony ended with the National anthem.
In pic: Newly elected 'Union Council of Ministers' pose for a group photograph with President Ram Nath Kovind and Vice President Venkaiah Naidu.
In pic: Bollywood director-producer Karan Johar, producer Siddharth Roy Kapoor, and filmmaker Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra leave the Rashtrapati Bhawan after attending the swearing-in ceremony of PM Narendra Modi and his council of ministers.
National Congress party President Rahul Gandhi (C) arrives ahead of Narendra Modi's swearing-in ceremony as Prime Minister of India at the President house in New Delhi on May 30, 2019.
Indian former Congress party senior leader Sonia Gandhi gestures as she arrives ahead of Narendra Modi's swearing-in ceremony as Prime Minister of India at the President house in New Delhi on May 30, 2019
After guiding his party to a thumping victory in the 2019 Lok Sabha Election, PM Narendra Modi took oath as the Prime Minister of India for the second consecutive term on May 30, 2019. Besides PM Modi, 25 Cabinet ministers, nine Ministers of State (Independent Charge) and 24 Ministers of State were sworn into the Council of Ministers. Nearly 8,000 people from BIMSTEC leaders, Bollywood celebrities to sports personalities, and business honchos attended the historic swearing-in ceremony. We have pictures. (All Pictures Courtesy/Pallav Paliwal)
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