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Khattar takes charge of Power Ministry

The 70-year-old replaces Hardeep Singh Puri, who has been allotted the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas.

News Arena Network - New Delhi - UPDATED: June 11, 2024, 04:38 AM - 2 mins read

Union Minister Manohar Lal Khattar takes charge as Minister of Power, in New Delhi, Tuesday, June 11, 2024.

Khattar takes charge of Power Ministry

Union Minister Manohar Lal Khattar takes charge as Minister of Power, in New Delhi, Tuesday, June 11, 2024.


Former Haryana chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar begins his innings as parliamentarian by taking charge, today, as the Union housing and urban affairs minister in the newly formed Prime Minister Modi government at the Centre. 

 

The 70-year-old replaces Hardeep Singh Puri, who has been allotted the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas. Singh was the petroleum and natural gas minister in the second Narendra Modi government as well.  

 

Puri was also present when Khattar took charge of the housing and urban affairs ministry. After taking charge, Khattar met with officers of the ministry afterward. 

 

The Union Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs is mandated to execute various projects, including the PM Modi government's flagship PM Awas Yojna, Swachh Bharat Mission (Urban), and the ambitious Central Vista redevelopment plan. 

 

The redevelopment of the Central Vista, the nation's power corridor, envisages a new Parliament building, a common central secretariat, revamping of the three-kilometre Rajpath from the Rashtrapati Bhavan to the India Gate, a new office and residence of the prime minister, and a new vice-president enclave. 

 

Inducted into the Union Cabinet on Sunday, BJP veteran Khattar is now set to begin his new innings as a parliamentarian and Union minister.


Khattar joined the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) as a permanent member in 1977 and stayed with it for 17 years before he was made a member of the BJP in 1994. 

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