Smriti Irani, who received much flak during her first stint as minister in the Modi government, was the centre of attraction on Thursday.
In a gesture of goodwill, the Modi government invited for his swearing-in ceremony the family members of BJP workers who have lost their lives in incidents of political violence in Bengal.
Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami on Thursday granted a solatium of `1 lakh each, to the families of seven voters who died while in the queue to cast their vote and just after casting their votes
While Shah won Lok Sabha polls from Gandhinagar with a massive margin, Jaishankar is expected to reach Parliament through the Rajya Sabha route.
He was administered oath as minister of state by President Ram Nath Kovind at Rashtrapati Bhavan Thursday.
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Capping a landslide election victory, Modi will take oath along with his new council of ministers at 7 pm.
The swearing-in ceremony of Prime Minister-elect Modi will be held today at 7 pm in the forecourt of the Rashtrapati Bhavan.
JD(U) decided to stay out of government after being offered just one berth. The AIADMK too has not been accommodated - at least not yet.
Secunderabad MP-elect G Kishan Reddy is the favourite for bagging a spot in the council of ministers.
Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik will not attend the swearing-in ceremony of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his team in New Delhi on Thursday.
With 8,000 people in attendance, Narendra Modi's swearing-in to be biggest event ever at Rashtrapati Bhavan
The size of the gathering is seen as a reflection of the massive mandate received by Modi government in the Lok Sabha elections.
Jaitley, in his letter to Modi said that he wants to keep away from any responsibility for "sometime" to concentrate on treatment.
Patnaik, who is also the president of the ruling BJD, took oath of office as the chief minister of Odisha for the fifth time in a row Wednesday.
Governor Brig (retd) BD Mishra administered the oath of office and secrecy to Khandu and his ministerial colleagues at the swearing-in ceremony held in Itanagar.