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Ajay Bhatt takes charge as Minister of State for Defence

Member of Parliament Ajay Bhatt on Thursday took charge as Minister of State (MoS) for Defence as well as Tourism

Ajay Bhatt takes over as Minister of State for Defence
Ajay Bhatt takes over as Minister of State for Defence

New Delhi: Ajay Bhatt took over as Minister of State (MoS) for Defence on Thursday. After assuming charge, Bhatt called on Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh at his office in South Block. Ministry of Defence’s Secretary Dr Ajay Kumar (IAS) and other senior officials of the Ministry of Defence received Bhatt and welcomed him into his office. In a tweet, Bhatt thanked Prime Minister Narendra Modi for giving him the responsibility, saying that he will strive to build the ‘AatmaNirbhar Bharat’ of the 21st century.

In addition to this, he has also been given the responsibility of Minister of State for Tourism.


1. RK Singh takes charge as Cabinet Minister of Power and New & Renewable Energy

2. Danve Raosaheb Dadarao takes charge as MoS Coal and Mines

Bhatt is a Member of Parliament from Nainital - Udhamsingh Nagar constituency, Uttarakhand. He is a member of the Standing Committee on Defence; Consultative Committee of Ministry of Health and Family Welfare; Committee on Subordinate Legislation; Joint Committee on the Personal Data Protection Bill 2019 and Committee on Estimates.

He had, earlier, served as Cabinet Minister in Uttarakhand government, holding portfolios such as Parliamentary Affairs, Health and Disaster Management. He was also the Leader of Opposition in the Uttarakhand Legislative Assembly.

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