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Wednesday, 16 October 2019
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A . Raja takes over as Minister of Communication & Information Technology

Shri Andimuthu Raja, has taken over as a new Minister of Communications & Information Technology here today. Earlier, Shri Raja was the Union Minister of Environment & Forests . He was received by the Secretaries of Department of Telecom, Posts, Information Technology , and several senior officials of BSNL and MTNL.
While interacting with the media after taking over, Shri Raja said that his top priority area would be Rural telephony. He further said “ during his tenure, his efforts and endeavour would be to provide the communication facilities to the people at the lowest ebb of the social order”. Since the telecom sector is growing sector and all efforts required for maintaining its growth will continue, Shri Raja added.
Elected as member to the 11th Lok Sabha for the first time in the year 1996, Shri A. Raja has also held earlier the positions in the central government as Minister of State of Rural Development and Minister of State of Health and Family Welfare.

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