New Delhi: Union Cabinet reshuffle to take place today. According to reports, 9 new ministers are to be inducted in the cabinet. The new faces come from diverse backgrounds and have rich administrative experiences. Some of them have professional degrees or PhDs.
PM Modi, "I congratulate my colleagues @dpradhanbjp, @PiyushGoyal, @nsitharaman and @naqvimukhtar on joining the Union Cabinet."
-These ministers have been promoted to the cabinet rank
-These are the new faces in PM Narendra Modi's team
-Alphons Kannanthanam takes oath as Minister
-Satya Pal Singh takes oath as Minister
-Gajendra Singh Shekhawat takes oath as Minister
-Hardeep Singh Puri takes oath as minister
-RK Singh takes oath as minister
-Anant Kumar Hegde takes oath as minister
-Virendra Kumar takes oath as minister
-Lok Sabha MP from Buxar Ashwini Kumar Choubey takes oath as minister of state
-MoS Shiv Pratap Shukla takes oath
-Union Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi takes oath
-Union Minister Nirmala Sitharaman takes oath
-Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan takes oath
-PM Modi arrives for oath taking ceremony at Rashtrapati Bhavan
-Union Minister Uma Bharti not present at oath taking ceremony, she is at an event in Varanasi
-Union Ministers Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi, Nirmala Sitharaman and Dharmendra Pradhan at Rashtrapati Bhavan, oath taking ceremony to begin shortly oath taking ceremony to begin shortly
-Union Ministers Ravi Shankar Prasad and Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi at the Oath taking ceremony in Rashtrapati Bhavan
-Thrilled, I was not expecting this.Great surprise: KJ Alphons,BJP
-Shiv Sena unhappy, will not attend today's oath ceremony at Rashtrapati Bhawan.
-I am grateful to the PM for making me a part of his team: Hardeep Singh Puri,BJP.
Our National President had already made it clear, so no question of me or anyone from JDU joining cabinet: VN Singh,JDU.
-I thank the PM for expressing confidence in my ability. Portfolio has not been decided yet: RK Singh,BJP.