Prime Minister Narendra Modi was the first Lok Sabha member to take oath while food processing minister and Akali Dal MP Harsimrat Badal was the first woman minister and woman MP to do so. Modi took oath amid victory chants of ‘Modi, Modi’ paving the way for his entire cabinet to follow suit. The second MP to take oath after the PM was Congress’s seniormost legislator K Suresh from Kerala.
Suresh received applause from the treasury benches for choosing to take oath in Hindi. After Suresh, BJD leader Bhartruhari Mahtab took oath in Oriya, followed by members of the Union cabinet.
Health Minister Harsh Vardhan was the first MP to take oath in Sanskrit. All ministers led by the PM walked across the aisle to greet opposition leaders after they took oath. These included Home Minister Amit Shah and Defence Minister Rajnath Singh.