On May 30, 2019, Narendra Modi will be taking the oath of the Prime Minister of India which will be followed by the formation of the new council of ministers.
According to sources, just two days before the swearing-in ceremony, BJP president Amit Shah held an extensive meeting with Modi which lasted for around 5 hours. Both the leaders are believed to have discussed the shape of the new government.
There is a possibility that Shah who is considered the mastermind of this massive win may join the government. However, he himself has always avoided to answer the question, stating that he is not in the know of the matter.
- There could be around 60 -66 new ministers who will be sworn-in on Thursday. Most, importantly the new council may include some new faces and states like West Bengal, Telangana and Odisha, in which the party performed well.
- There are high possibilities that key members from the previous Cabinet such as Rajnath Singh, Nitin Gadkari, Nirmala Sitharaman, Ravi Shankar Prasad, Piyush Goyal and Narendra Singh Tomar are expected to be retained in the cabinet. On the other hand there are chances that a few previous ministers may be dropped due to their low performance.
- AIADMK, an ally of the NDA, in Tamil Nadu which managed to get only one seat in the Lok Sabha elections, is expected to get one ministerial berth.
- Other allies like Shiv Sena and JD(U) are expected to get two berths while one berth each will be there for LJP and SAD.