Prime Minister Narendra Modi was the first person to take the oath and he did so with elan in his crisp Hindi followed by LK Advani and Sonia Gandhi, who also took the oath in Hindi.
It was a pleasant surprise to see External Affairs minister Sushma Swaraj take the oath in impeccable Sanskrit, while Uma Bharti and Dr Harsh Vardhan did the same.
Soon Railway Minister Sadananda Gowda and Minister of Chemicals and Fertilisers Ananth Kumar too took their oaths in Kannada.
Several ministers from Telangana and Seemandhra took their oaths in Telugu including Cabinet Minister Ashok Gajpati Raju. Sarbananda Sonowal took oath in Assamese and Jual Oram in Odia whereas Harsimrat Kaur took oath in Punjabi.
Many ministers also took oath in Gujarati, Bengali and Assamese.
NCP leader Supriya Sule too was seen taking the oath in Marathi.
Quick stats on the language of oath by MPs: Hindi: 192 English: 110 Marathi: 38 Sanskrit: 35 Kannada: 27 Telugu: 13 Malayalam: 5— mathangcito (@mathangcito) June 6, 2014