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Hardeep Puri gets civil aviation, Kiren Rijiju replaces Rajyavardhan Rathore as sports minister

first_imgHardeep Puri gets civil aviation, Kiren Rijiju replaces Rajyavardhan Rathore as sports ministerHardeep Puri, earlier serving as the Minister of State (Independent Charge) of Housing and Urban Affairs from 2017, has been given charge of Minister of State (Independent Charge) of the Ministry of Civil Aviation, replacing Jayant Sinhaadvertisement India Today Web Desk New DelhiMay 31, 2019UPDATED: May 31, 2019 14:24 IST Hardeep Puri (left), Kiren Rijiju (right)HIGHLIGHTSHardeep Puri has been given charge of Minister of State (Independent Charge) of the Ministry of Civil Aviation, replacing Jayant SinhaRajyavardhan Rathore has been replaced by Kiren Rijiju as the Minister of State (Independent Charge) of the Ministry of Youth Affairs and SportsUnion ministers Ravi Shankar Prasad and Piyush Goyal retained their respective ministries — law and railwaysHardeep Puri, earlier serving as the Minister of State (Independent Charge) of Housing and Urban Affairs from 2017, has been given charge of Minister of State (Independent Charge) of the Ministry of Civil Aviation, replacing Jayant Sinha.Rajyavardhan Rathore has also been replaced by Kiren Rijiju as the Minister of State (Independent Charge) of the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports, in the new cabinet.The cabinet reshuffle saw major changes like Amit Shah taking over as the home minister, Rajnath Singh being given charge of the defence ministry and Nirmala Sitharaman as the first woman finance minister after Indira Gandhi.Union ministers Ravi Shankar Prasad and Piyush Goyal retained their respective ministries — law and railways.The cabinet reshuffle took place after Narendra Modi took oath as the prime minister for the second time with a massive mandate in the Lok Sabha 2019 polls.ALSO READ: Amit Shah is Home Minister, Rajnath is Defence Minister: Full list of new portfolios in Modi govtALSO WATCH: Narendra Modi begins his second innings as PM; Amit Shah takes oath as Cabinet minister; moreFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byShreya Sinhalast_img read more