LIVE: Swearing-in ceremony of Modi cabinet ends

LIVE: Swearing-in ceremony of Modi cabinet ends

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will expand his Cabinet  on Sunday for the first time after he assumed office last May.  Currnetly the total number of ministers in the Modi cabinet is 45.

2: 25 PM: LIVE: The swearing-in ceremony ends with national anthem being played

2: 18 PM: Vijay Sampla, prominent Dalit leader from Punjab, sworn-in as Minister of State

2: 16 PM: Fatehpur MP Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti takes oath as Minister of State

2: 14 PM: Singer-turned-politician Babul Supriyo takes oath as Minister of State

2: 12 PM: MP from Jaipur Rural Rajyavardhan Rathore takes oath as Minister of State

2:10 PM: Hazaribagh MP Jayant Sinha, son of senior BJP leader Yashwant Sinha, sworn-in as Minister of State

2:08 PM: TDP MP YS Chowdary sworn in  as Minister of State

2:05 PM: Agra MP Ram Shankar Katheriya sworn-in as minister of state

2:02 PM: Hansraj Ahir, who played important role in exposing coal scam, take oath as minister of state

2:00 PM: Former Bihar minister Giriraj Singh take oath as minister of state

1: 57 PM: Rajkot MP Mohan Kundariya sworn-in as minister of state

1: 55 PM: Ajmer MP Sawar Lal Jha sworn-in as Minister of State with independent charge

1: 54 PM: HP Chaudhary sworn in as minister of state with independent charge

1: 52 PM: BJP Patliputra MP Ram Kripal Yadav sworn-in as minister of state with independent charge

1: 48 PM: Rajya Sabha MP Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi  sworn-in as minister of state with independent charge

1: 46 PM: Dr  Mahesh Sharma sworn-in as minister of state with independent charge

1: 44 PM: Rajiv Pratap Rudy sworn-in as MoS (Independent Charge)

1: 42 PM: Virender Singh take oath as Cabinet Minister

1: 40 PM: JP Nadda sworn-in as Cabinet minister

1: 36 PM: Shiv Sena leader Suresh Prabhu sworn-in as Cabinet Minister

1: 32 PM: Manohar Parrikar is called first to take oath

1:05 PM: Manohar Parrikar, Suresh Prabhu, Virender Singh and JP Nadda will be Cabinet Ministers: Sources. 

12: 59 PM: Asansol MP Babul Supriyo is almost certain to become West Bengal's first representative in the Modi govt. 

12: 43 PM: "I am proud that he (Modi) has selected me. It is a great honour. With it comes greater responsibility... I have come here for responsibility," says Rajyavardhan Rathore.

12: 20 PM: "I will fulfill any responsibility given to me by the prime minister to the best of my capabilities," ex-Goa chief minister Manohar Parrikar told reporters after the tea meeting with PM Modi.

12: 16 PM: Sena leader Anil Desai leaves for Delhi

12: 12 PM:Shiv Sena's Suresh Prabhu likely to be made Cabinet Minister: sources

11: 42 AM: Shiv Sena's Anil Desai will be sworn in as minister: Sources

11: 37 AM: BJP MP Rajiv Pratap Rudy confirms that he will take oath as Minister of State (MOS) with independent charge in PM Modi's cabinet.

11: 18 AM: The Cabinet expansion is expected to begin at 1:30 PM at Durbar Hall of the Rashtrapati Bhavan.

11:11 AM: PM Modi is hosting new minters to be included in Cabinet over tea at his 7 Race Course Road residence

11:06 AM: Olympic medalist and BJP MP from Jaipur Rajyavardhan Rathore to take oath as minister in PM Modi's cabinet

10:56 AM: About 22 new ministers are expected to be inducted into the Cabinet.

10:54 AM: Whether Shiv Sena will send its representative for the Cabinet expansion is still unclear.

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