The new ministers who have joined the Modi cabinet have started taking charge. Anurag Thakur has taken over as the Minister of Information and Broadcasting and Ashwini Vaishnav as the Minister of Railways, besides the Minister of Communications, Electronics and Information Technology (IT). Meanwhile, it is also reported that all the new ministers will meet BJP President JP Nadda at the party headquarters today. Let us inform you that 36 new ministers took oath in the expansion of the Modi cabinet held on Wednesday. Of these, 28 are ministers of state. At the same time, seven ministers of state have been promoted on the basis of their performance. Apart from this, 15 new faces have been included in the cabinet.
Anurag Thakur after taking charge as the Minister of Information and Broadcasting said that Prime Minister Modi has done a great job in the last 7 years to take India forward. I will try to fulfill the work done by the people before me in the I&B ministry and the responsibility given to me by the PM as per the expectations. Railway Minister Ashwini Vaishnav said that Railways is an important part of PM Modi's vision. His vision for railways is to transform the lives of the people, so that the common man, farmer, poor all get the benefits of railways. I will work for that vision.
Anurag Thakur was given the responsibility of handling the sports ministry as well.
Let us inform you that apart from information and broadcasting, Anurag Thakur has been given the responsibility of handling the sports ministry as well. He has also been the head of BCCI in the past. The Information and Broadcasting department was earlier with Prakash Javadekar, who is now out of the cabinet. The sports ministry was with Kiren Rijiju, who will now be the law minister in the new cabinet.
Vaishnav has the additional responsibility of communication, electronics and information technology (IT)
Bureaucrat entrepreneur-turned-politician Ashwini Vaishnav is a 1994-batch former IAS officer. He has held significant responsibilities for over 15 years and is known for his contribution to the Public-Private Partnership (PPP) framework, particularly in infrastructure. This will help them a lot in the railway sector. He has also held leadership roles at major global companies such as General Electric and Siemens. Vaishnav has done MBA from Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania and MTech from IIT Kanpur. He has also been given the additional responsibility of Communication, Electronics and Information Technology (IT).
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