Amit Shah as new home minister would hurt break-India forces
Amit Shah would hurt separatists
Amit Shah gets the home portfolio in a communique from Rashtrapati Bhavan in a communique this afternoon. It must be ominous news to the separatists forces not only in Kashmir Valley but also to ones who harbour Islamic/Jihadi forces in Bengal, Tamil Nadu and Kerala.
Shah, who acted as President of the BJP in the 2019 General Elections, gets his first ministerial shot as home minister, replacing Rajnath Singh who has been handed the defence portfolio. Rajnath Singh on his part would replace Nirmala Sitharaman who earned huge respect in her role as India’s first defence minister.
Sitharaman gets the finance ministry, the one vacated by Arun Jaitley who excused himself from any role as a minister due to his health concerns.
Smriti Z. Irani, the giant-killer who laid low Congress President Rahul Gandhi from Amethi, has been given the portfolio of Women and Child Development, alongside the textile ministry which was under her jurisdiction in Modi 1.0. She replaced Maneka Gandhi who hasn’t been given any ministerial role.
Nitin Gadkari retains his ministry of transport and highways, as well as of MSME. Same is the case with Ravi Shankar Prasad who is again minister of law and justice, as well as IT minister.
As expected, Dr. Subrhamanyam Jaishankar has been allocated the external affairs ministry. Previous foreign affairs minister Sushma Swaraj hasn’t been made minister this time around.
Piyush Goyal is minister of railways and one of commerce and industry. Smt. Harsimrat Kaur Badal is again minister of food processing industry as is Prakash Javedkar in his role as information and broadcasting minister.
The big news is the induction of Ramesh Pokhriyal “Nishank” as human resources development minister.
All the ministers and their portfolios can be viewed here.
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