Inducted as a Minister of State in the new Modi Cabinet, Nityanand Rai, on Thursday, took oath at the swearing-in ceremony at New Delhi's Rashtrapati Bhawan.
Rai had continuously represented Hajipur constituency in Bihar legislative assembly till he was elected to Parliament
Rai, who represented BJP from Ujiarpur in the 2019 General Election has been re-elected with 543906 votes. He was contesting opposite Rashtriya Lok Samta Party's candidate Upendra Kushwaha who ended up with 266628 votes.
Meanwhile, Prime Minister Modi also took his oath at 7 PM in the evening on May 30 at the foreground of the Rashtrapati Bhavan where 8000 guests including foreign dignitaries were present.
Here is PM Modi's oath:
"I, Narendra Damodardas Modi do swear in the name of God that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the Constitution as established by the law established, that I will uphold the sovereignty and integrity of India, that I will faithfully and conscientiously discharge my duties as a Minister for the Union and that I will do right to all manner of the people in accordance with the Constitution and the law, without fear or favour, affection or ill-will."
Apart from the above guests, VVIPs, state Chief Ministers, state unit chiefs of BJP, state ministers, present members of Parliament, former members of the Parliament and other special guests are currently attending the ceremony.
A few who are absent from the evening's proceedings are Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik, Telangana Chief KC Rao, Andhra Pradesh CM Jagan Mohan Reddy, West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee, and Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan.