New Delhi: Following the LokSabha Elections 2019, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government was on Thursday sworn in for a second term in office.
Led by PM Narendra Modi, more than 50 leaders of the BJP and other alliance partners in the NDA were administered the oath of office and secrecy by President Ram Nath Kovind at the Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi.
Prakash Javadekar has been awarded the portfolio of Minister of Information and Broadcasting along with the additional charges of Minister of Environment, Forest and Climate Change.
It may be noted that Prakash Javadekar was named the Information and Broadcasting during the initial days of previous term of NDA. However, the ministry portfolio got changing hands to SmritiIrani to Arun Jaitely while Col. Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore was handling the affairs as Minister of State with independent charge till the end of NDA tenure.
On the other hand Ravi Shankar Prasad has been chosen as the Minister of Communications; and Minister of Electronics and Information Technology along with the portfolio of Minister of Law and Justice.