In a surprise cabinet reshuffle on Thursday, Union Minister Arjun Ram Meghwal became the new Union Law Minister. He replaced Kiren Rijiju who has been moved to Earth Sciences Ministry. Union Minister Jitendra Singh was holding charge of the Ministry of Earth Sciences.
President Droupadi Murmu, as advised by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, has reallocated portfolios among ministers in the Union Council of Ministers, a statement issued by the Rashtrapati Bhavan said.
“The President of India, as advised by the Prime Minister, has been pleased to direct the following reallocation of portfolios among Ministers in the Union Council of Members, read a press communication piece shared by the Rashtrapati Bhavan.
“The portfolio of Ministry of Earth Science be assigned to Shri Kiren Rijiju. Shri Arjun Ram Meghwal, MoS be assigned the independent charge as MoS in the Ministry of Law and Justice in addition to his existing portfolios, in place of Shri Kiren Rijuju,” the document added.