Cabinet rejig: Three ministers took oath in English, rest in Hindi
New Delhi: Out of the nine inducted and four elevated Ministers, three took oath in English on Sunday during a swearing in ceremony at Rashtrapati Bhavan. Rest of the Modi ministers took oath of office and secrecy in Hindi.
The three ministers who took oath in English were:
- Commerce and Industry Minister Nirmala Sitharaman
- Former diplomat Hardeep Singh Puri
- Former bureaucrat Alphons Kannanthanam
Sitharaman has been promoted to the cabinet while Puri and Kannanthanam became Ministers of State.
Petroleum and Natural Gas Minister Dharmendra Pradhan, Power Minister Piyush Goyal and Minority Affairs Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi, the three others who became cabinet ministers, took their oath in Hindi.
Others who took oath in Hindi were Shiv Pratap Shukla, Ashwini Choubey, Virendra Kumar, Anant Kumar Hegde, R.K. Singh, Gajendra Singh Shekhawat and Satya Pal Singh, all of whom became Ministers of State.