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S Jaishankar Takes Charge As External Affairs Minister As Newly-Elected Ministers In Narendra Modi 3.0 Cabinet Take Oath


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New Delhi:

S Jaishankar today took charge as the External Affairs Minister a day after Prime Minister Narendra Modi retained him in his cabinet in his historic third term. Mr Jaishankar is among the senior BJP leaders, including Amit Shah, Rajnath Singh, Nirmala Sitharaman, and Nitin Gadkari, who have retained the ministries they handled in the previous government.

Other ministers are also set to assume their offices in Delhi today.

Ministries have been allocated to the 71 ministers who joined the Modi 3.0 in a grand swearing-in ceremony on Sunday with the Prime Minister himself handling the Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions, the Department of Atomic Energy and the Department of Space.

Among new entrants to the Union Cabinet are former Madhya Pradesh chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan, who has got Agriculture and Rural Development Ministries, and BJP president JP Nadda, who has returned to the Health Ministry.

Here are the live updates on newly-elected ministers taking charge:

Ashwini Vaishnaw Takes Charge As Railway Minister
Senior BJP leader Ashwini Vaishnaw has taken charge as the Minister of Railways.

Besides retaining his previous portfolios of Railways as well as Minister of Electronics and Information Technology, he has got a new responsibility as Minister of Information and Broadcasting in the third term of the Narendra Modi-led NDA government.

Live Updates: S Jaishankar Takes Charge As External Affairs Minister
S Jaishankar today took charge as the External Affairs Minister a day after Prime Minister Narendra Modi retained him in his cabinet in his historic third term. 

“Assumed charge as the Minister of External Affairs. Thank PM Narendra Modi for assigning me this responsibility,” Mr Jaishankar posted on X, and shared his picture in the office.

Mr Jaishankar is among the senior BJP leaders, including Amit Shah, Rajnath Singh, Nirmala Sitharaman, and Nitin Gadkari, who have retained the ministries they handled in the previous government.



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