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Two MPs from Odisha take oath as ministers in Modi 2.0 Government

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Like the last tenure of PM Modi Government, two members of parliament from Odisha have found place in the cabinet which took the oath of office and secrecy at Rashtrapati Bhawan in New Delhi this evening.

In this second tenure of NDA Government, Rajya Sabha MP Dharmendra Pradhan and newly-elected Balasore MP Pratap Sarangi have been picked by Modi. Hon’ble PM Modi was sworn-in for the second consecutive term as Prime Minister.

Like in Prime Minister’s first inning, only two MPs have found a place in the Union government. In the first tenure of Modi Government, Dharmendra Pradhan and Jual Oram were made ministers with only the latter winning from Sundargarh and the former nominated to Rajya Sabha from Bihar then. However, this time also two MPs have got berths – Dharmendra Pradhan and Pratap Sarangi.

Former Tribal Affairs Minister Jual Oram hasn’t found a place in ministry this time.

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The number of MPs from Odisha has remained unchanged despite the number increasing from one to eight.

The leaders present in the swearing-in ceremony includes several foreign dignitaries including opposition and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders. Bollywood celebrities including Asha Bhosle, Rajinikanth, Karan Johar, Anupam Kher, Kangana Ranaut, Anil Kapoor, Shahid Kapoor, Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra, Jitendra — also took part in the event.

Industrialist Mukesh Ambani, his wife Neeta, spiritual guru Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev and Nobel Prize winner Kailash Satyarthi were also invited to the ceremony.

The swearing-in ceremony began at 7 pm and Prime Minister Narendra Modi was the first to be sworn in by President Ramnath Kovind.

The others who took oath are (In chronological order):

Rajnath Singh

Amit Shah

Nitish Gadkari

D Sadananda Gowda

Nirmala Sitharaman

Ram Vilas Paswan

Narendra Singh Tomar

Ravi Shankar Prasad

Harsimrat Kaur Badal

Thawar Chand Gehlot

Subrahmanyam Jaishankar

Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank

Arjun Munda

Smriti Zubin Irani

Dr Harshvardhan

Prakash Keshav Javadekar

Piyush Vedprakash Goyal

Dharmendra Pradhan

Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi

Prahlad Venkatesh Joshi

Dr Mahendra Nath Pandey

Arvind Ganpat Sawant

Giriraj Singh

Gajendra Singh Sekhawat

Santosh Kumar Gangwar

Rao Inderjit Singh

Sripad Naik

Dr Jitendra Singh

Kiren Rijiju

Prahalad Singh Patel

Raj Kumar Singh

Hardeep Singh Puri

Mansukh Laxmanbhai Mandaviya

Faggan Singh Kulaste

Aswini Kumar Choubey

Arjun Ram Meghwal

Gen (Retd) Vijay Kumar Singh

Krishan Pal Gurjar

Raosaheb Dadarao Danve Patil

Gangapuram Kishan Reddy

Parshottam Khodabhai Rupala

Ramdas Athawale

Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti

Babul Supriyo

Sanjeev Kumar Balyan

Sanjay Shamrao Dhotre

Anurag Singh Thakur

Suresh Angadi

Nityanand Rai

Rattan Lal Kataria

V Muraleedharan

Renuka Singh Saruta

Som Prakash

Rameswar Teli

Pratap Chandra Sarangi

Kailash Choudhary

Debasree Chaudhury

Worth mentioning, 58 leaders were inducted into the Modi ministry of which 25 Cabinet Ministers, nine minister of State (Independent charge) and 24 minister of state took oath.

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