Union ministers assume charge, Khattar holds meet on power supply

New Delhi, June 11 (UNI) A day after allocation of portfolios, many ministers of the new NDA government on Tuesday assumed charge in their offices in the national capital.

Among senior ministers, newly-appointed Manohar Lal Khattar took charge as Union Power Minister in addition to his other portfolio of Minister of Housing and Urban Affairs at Shram Shakti Bhawan today.

The Union Minister was briefed by senior officials of the Minister of Power and after taking the charge, he also took a review meeting regarding the power supply position in the country.

Assuming charge as Foreign Minister again, S Jaishankar thanked Prime Minister Narendra Modi for assigning him the responsibility.

Ashwini Vaishnaw assumed charge as Union Minister of Information and Broadcasting here today. Speaking with the media on the occasion, Vaishnav said that the government led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi is dedicated to the upliftment of the poor. He also retains his Railway portfolio.

Cabinet minister Jyotiraditya Scindia also took charge as Minister of Communications. Senior BJP leader from Rajasthan, Gajendra Singh Shekhawat took charge as Minister of Culture.

Union Minister Sarbananda Sonowal took charge of Shipping and Ports in his office here today.

Addressing the office bearers as well as the staff, the Minister evoked confidence in the team for delivering goals and objectives with a vision to serve the people of this country.

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