Modi 3.0: Eight Ministers from Bihar Assume Office

Modi 3.0: Eight Ministers from Bihar Assume Office

Patna: Eight union ministers from Bihar in the third term of Narendra Modi government officially took charge of their new roles on Tuesday.

Union Minister Chirag Paswan began his tenure at the Food Processing Ministry with a traditional ceremony. After worshipping at home and receiving blessings from his mother, Chirag expressed his commitment to the role. “I am here to fulfill the responsibility given by the Prime Minister with honesty. Food processing is a significant responsibility, and its importance will grow. Learning from my father, Ram Vilas Paswan, I see this department playing a key role in advancing his vision and the Prime Minister’s goal of a developed nation,” he said.

Jitan Ram Manjhi, now Minister of Small and Medium Enterprises, shared insights from his conversation with the Prime Minister. “The Prime Minister told me, ‘Manjhi ji, I am giving you the department of my vision. Our vision is to uplift the poor and bring development to areas that have not yet benefited.’ I am honoured that PM Modi sees me as deserving of this responsibility,” Manjhi stated, highlighting his commitment to the role.

Meanwhile, Union Minister Giriraj Singh, who now heads the Textile Ministry, responded sharply to recent comments by Bihar’s leader of Opposition Tejashwi Prasad Yadav.

Giriraj criticised Tejashwi, saying, “He does not understand. He kept playing the rattle even after handling five departments for 17 months. When he was removed and Nitish Kumar provided employment, he claimed credit for it. This is why the people of the state have given him a rattle.” Giriraj’s comments came after Tejashwi alleged that the ministers from Bihar were handed insignificant departments.