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Gujarat BJP president confirms Shah's entrance in new govt


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BJP President Amit Shah will enter the Cabinet of Prime Minister Narendra Modi which is being sworn-in today evening, according to Gujarat unit president Jitu Vaghani.
"I met with our torch bearer Shri Amit Shah and congratulated him for becoming a strong member of the Union Cabinet under the leadership of Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi," Vaghani tweeted.
He, however, did not mention what portfolio Shah would get.
Speculations were rife ever since the resounding victory of the BJP and its allies in the recent elections that Shah could become part of the central government.
Shah has worked under Modi as the home minister in Gujarat.
The possibility of Amit Shah entering the Cabinet in an important political portfolio like Finance or Home as a reward is considered high, given the series of successes through his organisational abilities for the BJP in the elections in the last five years topped by the massive mandate the party got in the Lok Sabha elections.
Narendra Modi, along with his council of ministers, will take oath as the 15th the Prime Minister of India at 7 pm in the forecourt of the Rashtrapati Bhavan. President Ram Nath Kovind will administer the oath of office and secrecy at the function.
President of Bangladesh Abdul Hamid, President of Sri Lanka Maithripala Sirisena, President of Myanmar U Win Myint, Prime Minister of Bhutan Lotay Tshering, Prime Minister of Nepal KP Sharma Oli, and Thailand's Special Envoy Grisada Boonrach will be present in the national capital for attending Modi's swearing-in ceremony. The President of Kyrgyzstan, Sooronbay Jeenbekov will also be present at the event.
Several overseas friends of BJP from 15 countries, including the US, Australia, Germany, and the UK, have also been invited.

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First Published: May 30 2019 | 5:15 PM IST

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