Ashwini Vaishnaw assumes charge as Railway and I&B minister

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Ashwini Vaishnaw, who has been retained as Union Railway Minister and given charge of new ministry of Information and Broadcasting, Tuesday assumed charge.


Speaking with the media on the occasion, Vaishnav said that the Government led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi is dedicated to the upliftment of poor.


The Minister reiterated the Cabinet decision for construction of 3 crore rural and urban houses and said that the first Cabinet decision on the first day of the Government was devoted to the empowerment of poor.


He further stated that the Government will continue to serve the people of the country.


In the previous government Vaishnaw held the portfolio of Ministry of Communications along with Railways. He has been replaced with Jyotiraditya Scindia in the Ministry of Communications.


The Minister expressed his gratitude to the Prime Minister for this opportunity to serve as the Minister of Information and Broadcasting.


Vaishnaw was welcomed by Secretary Sanjay Jaju and other senior officials of the Ministry and Media Units under the Ministry.

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