The portfolios of the council of ministers in the second term of Modi government is out. Amit Shah, who has been widely credited for the spectacular victory of the BJP, will be the Home Minister in the new government. Rajnath Singh has been given charge of Defence. Former foreign secretary S Jaishankar today was appointed as the Minister of External Affairs, he took oath with other council of ministers at a grand ceremony at Rashtrapati Bhavan.

The Ministry was earlier headed by Nirmala Sitharaman who has been made the new Finance Minister of India.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi took oath for a second term in the presence of 8,000 guests including world leaders, dignitaries, politicians, celebrities and industrialists on Thursday, exactly a week after he led the BJP to a spectacular victory in the national election. Over 50 ministers joined him in the swearing-in held at the Rashtrapati Bhavan.

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