Former Army Chief and now a Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP from Ghaziabad General VK Singh on Monday assumed charge as Minister of State (MoS) in the Ministry of Road, Transport and Highways. Singh on the occasion was presented with bouquets as he stepped in the Office.
Delhi: General (Retd) VK Singh takes charge as the Minister of State in the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways. pic.twitter.com/42spD4qBJV
— ANI (@ANI) June 3, 2019
Speaking to media, VK Singh asserted that he will ensure to complete projects or whatever infrastructure needed to the country competes as fast as possible.
In the meantime, Union Cabinet Ministry in his Ministry Nitin Gadkari has retained his spot and will continue as Cabinet Minister.
VK Singh held MoS for External Affairs in Narendra Modi‘s previous government in the year 2014. However, he also held Minister of State (Independent Charge) of Development of the North Eastern region.
He had also held a Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Statics and Programme for some time in Narendra Modi’s previous government.
VK Singh, in the recently held national polls, defeated Suresh Bansal of Mahagathbandhan with over 5 Lakh votes. Before joining the Bharatiya Janata Party, Former Army Chief was also an active member of Team Anna and led an anti-corruption movement.
VK Singh who served as the 24th Chief of the Army from 2010 to 2012 hit the headlines first when he took the government to the court over the issue of his age and retirement.
Former General VK Singh was administrated oath by President Ram Nath Kovind on Thursday along with PM Modi and 56 other ministers. On all 24 Cabinet Ministers, 9 Ministers of State with Independent Charge and 24 Ministers of State took the oath on Thursday.
While earlier in the many BJP Senior Leaders including Harsh Vardhan, Smriti Irani, and Ravi Shankar Prasad assumed office as the Union Ministers. Irani took over charge as the minister of Women and Child Development while Harsh Vardhan assumed Office as Minister of Health and Family Welfare.