A day after the reshuffle and expansion of the Union Cabinet, meetings of the union cabinet and council of ministers are being held on Thursday.

The back-to-back meetings are being held on Thursday evening. The meeting of the union cabinet has begun in a virtual format and is being chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Earlier in the day, the newly sworn-in Cabinet ministers took charge of their assignments and vowed to fulfil Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s vision for the country.

As many as 43 leaders took oath on Wednesday in the first Union Cabinet reshuffle and expansion after Prime Minister Modi returned to power for a second term in May 2019.

The swearing-in ceremony, which took place at Rashtrapati Bhavan amid COVID-19 protocols, came days ahead of the monsoon session of parliament.