BJP president Amit Shah and former Foreign Secretary S. Jaishankar are the most prominent faces in the considerable number of first-timers in Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Cabinet.
BJP President Amit Shah will be the new Home Minister in the Narendra Modi government while Rajnath Singh will be the new Defence Minister and Nirmala Sitharaman the Finance Minister.
The first meeting of the new Union Cabinet is likely to be held Friday evening, official sources said.
Ahead of being sworn in as the prime minister for a second consecutive term, Narendra Modi Thursday morning paid tributes to Mahatma Gandhi and BJP veteran late Atal Bihari Vajpayee.
BJP president Amit Shah said on Monday that Prime Minister Narendra Modi has transformed Kashi in the last five years.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday offered prayers at Kashi Vishwanath temple, his parliamentary constituency from where he was re-elected by around five lakh votes in the just-concluded Lok Sabha polls.
BJP has secured 303 seats, which is 22 more than it got in the 2014 elections and along with its allies the NDA took its tally up to 351 in the 17th Lok Sabha.
The Narendra Modi-led BJP crossed the 300 mark and was leading in one seat as counting for votes for 542 Lok Sabha seats neared its end on Friday.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP president Amit Shah will address five election rallies in Himachal Pradesh, where polling for all four Lok Sabha seats will be held on May 19.
BJP president Amit Shah Friday claimed Naxalism has been confined to 15 per cent in the country under the Narendra Modi administration.