Narendra Modi, who was again elected as the Prime Minister of India, took the oath on May 30, which was administered by President Ram Nath Kovind. A swearing-in ceremony took place on Thursday at the Rashtrapati Bhavan where nearly 8,000 people were present including foreign dignitaries. Furthermore, other cabinet ministers also took the oath.
The Lok Sabha election result declared on May 23
The results of the Lok Sabha election was declared on May 23 in which BJP returned to power with a significant majority. It won 303 seats on its own and 353 with NDA allies. Since then various names have come up as possible ministers in the new Modi government.
Amit Shah became Home Minister
BJP President Amit Shah also took the oath yesterday and he became the Home Minister.
Moreover, Prime Minister Narendra Modi showed trust in many ministers like Nitin Gadkari, Sadananda Gowda, Rajnath Singh, Nirmala Sitharaman among others who were also became a part of his first government.
PM Modi dropped many previous ministers from Cabinet 2019
However, many ministers from the earlier cabinet were not so lucky and did not found a place in the new one. So, the ministers who Modi dropped from the Union cabinet 2.0. are Arun Jaitley, Sushma Swaraj, Uma Bharti, Suresh Prabhu, Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore, Anupriya Patel, JP Nadda, Radha Mohan Singh, Jayant Sinha, Dr Mahesh Sharma, Vijay Goel and PP Chaudhary among others.
As Arun Jaitley was suffering from poor health, the cabinet did not give him any responsibility in the new government.
Another senior BJP leader, Sushma Swaraj, who held the portfolio of external affairs, is no longer part of the Modi government due to health reasons. Moreover, she did not contest the 2019 Lok Sabha election citing health reasons.