Sarbananda Sonowal greets after taking oath as minister during a swearing-in ceremony of Cabinet expansion at Rashtrapati Bhawan in New Delhi on Wednesday.
Sarbananda Sonowal greets after taking oath as minister during a swearing-in ceremony of Cabinet expansion at Rashtrapati Bhawan in New Delhi on Wednesday.
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Effecting a big reset, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday brought in Sarbananda Sonowal, Narayan Rane, Jyotiraditya Scindia and 40 other leaders as Cabinet ministers while dropping as many as 12 ministers including Health Minister Harsh Vardhan, IT and Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad and I&B Minister Prakash Javadekar.

A total of 43 Cabinet ministers, including some new faces, were sworn-in at the swearing in ceremony held in the Darbar Hall of the Rashtrapati Bhawan. Few members took oath in Hindi, while few took in English.

This is the first reshuffle in the Council of Ministers by Prime Minister Modi since he assumed charge for a second term in May 2019. With this reset, Modi has brought in young faces and has also given representation to various social groups and regions in the reshuffle.

Here's a look at pictures from the oath taking ceremony

Union Cabinet expansion: 43 leaders take oath as ministers at Rashtrapati Bhavan; see pics
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Union Cabinet expansion: 43 leaders take oath as ministers at Rashtrapati Bhavan; see pics
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Union Cabinet expansion: 43 leaders take oath as ministers at Rashtrapati Bhavan; see pics
ANI
Union Cabinet expansion: 43 leaders take oath as ministers at Rashtrapati Bhavan; see pics
ANI
Union Cabinet expansion: 43 leaders take oath as ministers at Rashtrapati Bhavan; see pics
ANI
Union Cabinet expansion: 43 leaders take oath as ministers at Rashtrapati Bhavan; see pics
ANI
Union Cabinet expansion: 43 leaders take oath as ministers at Rashtrapati Bhavan; see pics
ANI
Union Cabinet expansion: 43 leaders take oath as ministers at Rashtrapati Bhavan; see pics
ANI
Union Cabinet expansion: 43 leaders take oath as ministers at Rashtrapati Bhavan; see pics
ANI
Union Cabinet expansion: 43 leaders take oath as ministers at Rashtrapati Bhavan; see pics
ANI
Union Cabinet expansion: 43 leaders take oath as ministers at Rashtrapati Bhavan; see pics
ANI
Union Cabinet expansion: 43 leaders take oath as ministers at Rashtrapati Bhavan; see pics
ANI
Union Cabinet expansion: 43 leaders take oath as ministers at Rashtrapati Bhavan; see pics
ANI
Union Cabinet expansion: 43 leaders take oath as ministers at Rashtrapati Bhavan; see pics
ANI
Union Cabinet expansion: 43 leaders take oath as ministers at Rashtrapati Bhavan; see pics
ANI
Union Cabinet expansion: 43 leaders take oath as ministers at Rashtrapati Bhavan; see pics
ANI
Union Cabinet expansion: 43 leaders take oath as ministers at Rashtrapati Bhavan; see pics
ANI
Union Cabinet expansion: 43 leaders take oath as ministers at Rashtrapati Bhavan; see pics
ANI
Union Cabinet expansion: 43 leaders take oath as ministers at Rashtrapati Bhavan; see pics
ANI
Union Cabinet expansion: 43 leaders take oath as ministers at Rashtrapati Bhavan; see pics
ANI
Union Cabinet expansion: 43 leaders take oath as ministers at Rashtrapati Bhavan; see pics
ANI

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