Cabinet Committee on Parliamentary Affairs holds first meeting at Defence Minister Rajnath Singh’s residence

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The First Meeting of Cabinet Committee on Parliamentary Affairs held at the official residence of Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Friday evening.

Among the Ministers who attended the meeting were Home Minister Amit Shah, Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan, Minority Affairs Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi, Parliamentary Affairs Minister Pralhad Joshi, Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh
Tomar, and Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad.

Apart from these, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, Consumer Affairs
Ramvilas Paswan, Social Justice Minister Thaawar Chand Gehlot, Information and
Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javadekar were also present in the meeting of Cabinet Committee of Parliamentary Affairs.

Earlier on Thursday, Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh was added to four more central committees. Rajnath Singh earlier was a part two committees – Cabinet Committee on Security (CCS) and Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs.

Now, with this, Rajnath Singh will be a part of 6 committees out of the 8 committees formed by the Centre.

Apart from this, Prime Minister Narendra Modi is a part of 6 committees barring Cabinet Committee on Parliamentary Affairs and Cabinet Committee on Accommodation. While Home Minister Amit Shah is a part of all 8 committees.

READ: Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh inducted in 4 more high-level Cabinet Committees

The Eight Cabinet Committees formed by Centre are Appointments Committee of the Cabinet, Cabinet Committee on Political Affairs, Cabinet Committee on Parliamentary Affairs, Cabinet Committee on Accommodation, Cabinet Committee on Investment and Growth and Cabinet Committee on Employment and Skill Development.

All 57 Ministers took oath on May 30 along with Prime Minister Narendra Modi at Rashtrapati Bhawan. Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led Bharatiya Janata Party, on May 23 scripted history by bagging 303 seats on its own in the recently concluded national polls. Along with its allies, it took its tally to 352 Lok Sabha Seats out of 542 Seats were national polls held in April-May in seven phases.

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