Even though it is a new start, but the problems that the PM has to address still remain the same.
It was the first oath of the day, followed by many others. The council of ministers to the PM was cut short to 58 from the previous number of 76.
The finance minister to the 2014 government, Arun Jaitley, had opted out on Wednesday in lieu of health reasons.
The chain of oaths dictated the order among the ministers. Amit Shah took the oath after the PM and Rajnath Singh. He was sworn in before the previous BJP president, Nitin Gadkari.
Now that Amit Shah has been included in the Cabinet for the first time, the next President of BJP is yet to be appointed. The stakes are high for health minister, JP Nadda.
The whole event was crowded with big names both from politics and Bollywood.