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Ministers take charge of portfolios day after big Cabinet reshuffle

I&B Minister Anurag Thakur said he will reach out to the people through his ministry, while Railways Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw pledged to take forward the vision of PM Narendra Modi.

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New Delhi: Anurag Thakur on Thursday took charge as the Minister of Information and Broadcasting.

Speaking to reporters after assuming charge, he said Prime Minister Narendra Modi has done a great job in reaching out to people in the last seven years through this ministry, and that he would like to take the legacy forward.

Thakur said he would like to reach out to people through the ministry.

I will make every possible effort to carry out the responsibility bestowed upon me by the prime minister, he said.

Bureaucrat-entrepreneur-turned-politician Ashwini Vaishnaw took charge as the country’s new railway minister on Thursday.

A former IAS officer of the 1994-batch, Vaishnaw has handled important responsibilities for over 15 years and was particularly known for his contribution to the public-private partnership (PPP) framework in infrastructure, something that will help him in the rail sector.

He has also held leadership roles across major global companies such as General Electric and Siemens.

Vaishnaw has done his MBA from the Wharton School, Pennsylvania University, and M.Tech from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kanpur.

He will also hold two other important portfolios of Communications and Electronics and Information Technology.

“Excellent work has been done in the Railways over the past 67 years. I am here to take the vision of Prime Minister Narendra Modi forward,” Vaishnaw said while he took the charge.

Senior Gujarat BJP leader Parshottam Rupala, who has been promoted as a cabinet minister, on Thursday took charge as Minister of Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and Dairying.

Rupala (66), who comes from the influential Kadva Patidar or Patel community in Gujarat, is in charge of the new ministry formed in 2019 in order to promote allied farm activities for enhancing farmers’ income.

The minister held a meeting with the department officials immediately after taking charge of the ministry.

Earlier, Rupala was holding the charge as Minister of State for Agriculture in the Union Cabinet.

Tamil Nadu BJP president L Murugan on Thursday took charge as the Minister of State for Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and Dairying.

After taking charge, Murugan said he will work for the welfare of farmers across the country.

The minister (44) has not yet been allocated work, as animal husbandry, poultry, dairy and fishery are wide sectors in themselves.

Ram Chandra Prasad Singh on Thursday took charge as the country’s new steel minister.

He replaced Dharmendra Pradhan, who was allotted the Ministry of Education along with the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship in the latest Cabinet reshuffle of the Modi 2.0 government.

Singh is a Janata Dal-United leader, representing Bihar in the Rajya Sabha.

He is a retired IAS officer of the 1984 batch and has served over 25 years across various capacities.

Speaking to reporters, he said, “I am new I will try to analyse and learn things, after which only I will able to tell better”.

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