PM, 19 Ministers to be sworn in on May 22

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Manmohan Singh
New Delhi, May 22: A team of 19 member will take oath on Friday, May 22 along with Prime Minister Manmohan Singh. Indian President Pratibha Patil will administer the oath of office and secrecy at the Rashtrapati Bhavan.

Pranab Mukherjee the senior Congress leader, NCP chief Sharad Pawar, AK Antony, P Chidambaram, Trinamool Congress supremo Mamata Banerjee, former Chief Ministers SM Krishna, Ghulam Nabi Azad and Veerappa Moily are among those who will be inducted in the Cabinet.

Deepak Sandhu, Prime Minister's media advisor said that Sushilkumar Shinde, S Jaipal Reddy, Kamal Nath, Vayalar Ravi, Meira Kumar, Murli Deora, Kapil Sibal, Ambika Soni, B K Handique, Anand Sharma and C P Joshi also figure in the list of ministers.

She added that an expansion of the Council of Ministers, including cabinet ministers, Ministers of State (MoS) with independent charge as well as other ministers of states will also be undertaken in next few days which would give due representation to the allies.

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