New Delhi, July 8 : The Bharatiya Janata Party Member of Parliament from Himachal Pradesh and former Minister of State for Finance, Anurag Thakur, was on Wednesday allotted the plum portfolio of Information & Broadcasting in Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s new-look Union Cabinet.
Apart from Information & Broadcasting, Thakur, who had been the The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) chief in the past, has also been allotted the Youth Affairs and Sports portfolio.
The Information & Broadcasting portfolio was earlier with Prakash Javadekar, who is out of the Cabinet now. Sports was held by Kiren Rijiju, who will now be the Law Minister in the new-look Cabinet.
The BJP Leader Anurag Thakur, four-time MP from Hamirpur, will have the challenging job of handling the media interface of the government besides managing its affairs with the media platforms, particularly international and social media.
“I am honoured to serve the people of India as a Union Cabinet Minister and take this opportunity to express my sincere gratitude to Prime Minister Sh @narendramodi ji for entrusting me with this responsibility,” Thakur tweeted.