New Delhi, May 28 (ANI): Fifty nine ministers took their oath in English and Hindi at a solemn ceremony in Rashtrapati Bhavan on Thursday.
President Pratibha Patil administered oath of office to 38 ministers in English and 21 ministers in Hindi.
The 59 ministers will now join Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and 19 other Cabinet Ministers.
The 38 ministers who took their oath in English were: Farooq Abdullah, Dayanidhi Maran, A Raja, Mallikarjun Kharge, M S Gill, G K Vasan, Pawan Kumar Bansal, M K Alagiri, Praful Patel, Prithviraj Chavan, Sriprakash Jaiswal, Jairam Ramesh, Srikant Jena, E Ahamed, V Narayanasamy, Mullapally Ramachandran, Jyotiraditya Scindia, D Purandeswari, K H Muniyappa, Ajay Maken, Panabaka Lakshmi, M M Pallam Raju, Saugata Ray, S S Palanimackam, A Sai Prathap, Gurudas Kamat, K V Thomas, Dinesh Trivedi, Sisir Adhikari, Sultan Ahmed, Mukul Roy, Chowdhary Mohan Jatua, D Napolean, S Jagathrakshakan, S Gandhiselvan, Praneet Kaur, Prateek Prakashbapu Patil, R P N Singh, Shashi Tharoor and Vincent Pala.
The, 21 ministers who took their oath in Hindi were: Virbhadra Singh, Vilasrao Deshmukh, Selja, Subodhkant Sahay, Mukul Wasnik, Kantilal Bhuria, Salman Khursheed, Dinsha Patel, Krishna Tirath, Namo Narain Meena, Jitin Prasada, Harish Rawat, Bharatsinh Solanki, Mahadev Khandela, Tusharbhai Chaudhary, Sachin Pilot, Arun Yadav, R P N Singh, Pradeep Jain and Agatha Sangma.
The 79-member Union Government reflects a cross section of Indian Society. The ministers come from 21 of India’s 28 states and include representatives from both the Muslim minority and the lower castes. (ANI)