Prakash Javadekar takes charge as Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises Minister

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Union Minister of Information and Broadcasting and Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Prakash Javadekar on Wednesday took charge as the Minister of Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises, two days after Shiv Sena leader Arvind Sawant resigned from the Union Cabinet.

The Minister was welcomed by Secretary, Department of Heavy Industry, Asha Ram Sihag, Secretary, Department of Public Enterprises, Sailesh, and senior officers of both Departments.

President Ram Nath Kovind on Tuesday accepted the resignation of Arvind Sawant from the Union Council of Ministers and directed that Prakash Javadekar, Cabinet Minister, be assigned the charge of the Ministry of Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises, in addition to his existing portfolios.

Shiv Sena MP Arvind Sawant on Monday resigned as Union Minister amid tussle with BJP.