Kiren Rijiju Law Minister, PM Modi Cabinet Reshuffle: Huge Challenge, Responsibility


'Huge Challenge, Responsibility': Kiren Rijiju Takes Charge As Law Minister

Arunachal Pradesh Lok Sabha MP Kiren Rijiju took cost as India’s Law Minister right now

New Delhi:

Kiren Rijiju, the brand new Law and Justice Minister, took cost of his workplace in Delhi Thursday morning.

Mr Rijiju – one in all a handful of junior ministers promoted to a cupboard rank after Wednesday’s reshuffle – assumed cost within the presence of Buddhist monks. He mentioned he’s aware of the duty entrusted to him, and that he’s decided to rise to the challenges forward.

“Now is not the time to talk of visions… now is the time to work,” he informed India07.

Asked if he would take assist from his predecessor – Ravi Shankar Prasad – Mr Rijiju, who had mentioned he shall be briefed by senior Law Ministry officers about pending issues, mentioned: “It is always about team work… it is about a collective responsibility. Nothing happens alone.”

“I’m entering this room (for the) first time… it is a huge challenge and responsibility to discharge my duties as Law and Justice Minister. I have a law degree… but don’t have much experience in the profession… (but) everything can be handled with guidance and support,” Mr Rijiju informed the media.

He additionally thanked Prime Minister Narendra Modi for “showing trust in my capabilities”.

“We will try to be transparent (but) don’t want to make more comments now,” he added.

Mr Rijiju – who’s a three-time Lok Sabha MP from Arunachal Pradesh – was beforehand the junior minister (unbiased) for Youth Affairs, and the junior minister for Minority Affairs and Ayush.

He holds a regulation diploma from Delhi University.

Mr Rijiju was additionally requested about his time within the Sports Ministry and India’s hopes on the Olympic Games, which start on July 23. He mentioned: “PM has asked everyone to cheer for India at the Olympics and we will all be working together to cheer for the country.”

Kiren Rijiju succeeds Ravi Shankar Prasad as India’s Law Minister.

Mr Prasad was one in all a handful of high-profile exits from the union cupboard yesterday.

Apart from Mr Rijiju quite a few different ministers stepped into their new roles right now, together with the brand new Health Minister (Mansukh Mandaviya), the brand new Railways and IT Minister (Ashwini Vaishnaw) and the brand new Information and Broadcasting Minister (Anurag Thakur).

Prime Minister Modi led an enormous overhaul of his cupboard yesterday, with massive names like Dr Harsh Vardhan (ex-Health Minister), Ravi Shankar Prasad (ex-Law and IT Minister) and Prakash Javadekar (ex-Environment and I&B Minister) stepping down.

The reshuffle boosted cupboard ministers from 21 to 30 and junior ministers from 23 to 45. There are fewer junior ministers with unbiased cost – the determine has dropped from 9 to 2.


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