Prime Minister Narendra Modi said Thursday night that his team “is a blend of youthful energy and administrative experience” and includes people who have had distinguished professional careers.
In a tweet, he also congratulated those who took the oath of office.
“Congratulations to all those who took oath today. This team is a blend of youthful energy and administrative experience. It has people who have excelled as Parliamentarians and those who have had distinguished professional careers. Together, we will work for India’s progress,’ he tweeted.
He also thanked world leaders for gracing the swearing-in ceremony.
Fifty-seven ministers took the oath of office on Thursday. Among them were 19 first-time ministers in the council of ministers, including BJP president Amit Shah.
Six women were also sworn in as ministers including giant killer Smriti Irani who defeated Congress president Rahul Gandhi in Amethi.