Amit Shah, Jaishankar among surprise pick in 58-member ministry of PM Modi

31 May 2019 10:35 AM

Amit Shah, Jaishankar among surprise pick in 58-member ministry of PM Modi

Updated 31 May 2019 10:35 AM

Narendra Modi was on Thursday sworn in as the Prime Minister for a second term helming a 58-member ministry with BJP chief Amit Shah making his debut at the Centre and former foreign secretary S Jaishankar emerging as a surprise pick while party veteran Sushma Swaraj was among the outgoing ministers who found no place. While the inclusion of Shah, seen as BJP's key strategist who helped the party expand its base after taking over the reins of the party in 2014, was the subject of intense speculation since the party's spectacular victory on May 23, Jaishankar, considered close to Modi, was a surprise pick.

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