Besides Modi, veteran BJP leader LK Advani, Home Minister Rajnath Singh, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj, Surface Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari were also sworn in as MPs along with others. Read more: Sushma Swaraj, Uma Bharti take oath in Sanskrit (JPN/Agencies)
Modi was the first among the newly elected MPs to take oath as the member of the Lower House.
Dressed in spotless white, the Prime Minister was the first to take oath amid thumping of desks.
He took oath in Hindi in the name of God and was followed by LK Advani.
Several Union ministers took oath in Hindi in the name of God, with Sushma Swaraj, Uma Bharti and Harsh Vardhan taking oath in Sanskrit.
Congress president Sonia Gandhi also took oath as member of the new Lok Sabha.
The Protem Speaker performs the duties of the Speaker from the commencement of the sitting of the Lok Sabha till the election of the new Speaker.
Congress MP Kamal Nath was sworn in as the Protem Speaker of the Lok Sabha on Wednesday at the Rashtrapati Bhavan.
The election of new Speaker will take place on Friday.
On June 9, President Mukherjee will address the joint sitting of both Houses of Parliament, which will outline the Narendra Modi government's roadmap.
The discussion on the Motion of Thanks will be taken up as per the original schedule on June 10 before the session is adjourned sine die.
The Rajya Sabha has been convened from June 9 and will adjourn along with the Lok Sabha.
Sonia Gandhi made the affirmation in Hindi and so did Minister Ram Vilas Paswan.
Several ministers preferred to take oath in their mother tongue, including DV Sadananda Gowda, Ananth Kumar and GM Siddheshwara, who took oath in Kannada. Sarbananda Sonowal took oath in Assamese and Jual Oram in Odia.
Senior members Arjun Charan Sethi (BJD), PA Sangma (NPP) and Biren Singh Engti (Congress), appointed on the Panel of Chairpersons by the President to help the Protem Speaker in oath taking process, took oath after Prime Minister Modi, Advani and Gandhi.
Cold vibes between Sonia Gandhi and Maneka Gandhi were visible during the oath taking as both exchanged pleasantries rather reluctantly.
Protem Speaker Kamal Nath was the only member who had taken oath yesterday as the House was adjourned on the first day of the new Lok Sabha following death of Minister Gopinath Munde on June 3.
Before initiating oath taking process, Nath welcomed all members, especially those of newly-formed Telangana and residuary Andhra Pradesh.
After oath taking by members of the Council of Ministers and members from Andaman and Nicobar and Andhra Pradesh, the Protem Speaker called former prime minister HD Deve Gowda and two former deputy speakers Karia Munda and M Thambidurai to take oath.
The Prime Minister was present till the members of his Council of Ministers took oath.
Besides Modi, veteran BJP leader LK Advani, Home Minister Rajnath Singh, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj, Surface Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari were also sworn in as MPs along with others.
Read more: Sushma Swaraj, Uma Bharti take oath in Sanskrit