Mansukh Mandaviya Appointed as New Sports Minister in Modi's Cabinet

Mansukh Mandaviya, previously Union Health Minister during the COVID-19 pandemic, has been appointed as India's new Sports Minister, replacing Anurag Thakur. Mandaviya will also manage the ministry of chemicals and fertilisers. Raksha Khadse, a three-time BJP MP, will serve as Minister of State (Sports).


PTI | Chennai | Updated: 10-06-2024 21:25 IST | Created: 10-06-2024 21:25 IST
Mansukh Mandaviya Appointed as New Sports Minister in Modi's Cabinet
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Mansukh Mandaviya, known for his role as Union Health Minister during the peak of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2021, has been appointed as India's new Sports Minister, replacing Anurag Thakur. Mandaviya's appointment comes as part of a cabinet reshuffle by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

In addition to handling the sports portfolio, Mandaviya will oversee the ministry of chemicals and fertilisers. The 52-year-old politician previously won the Porbandar Lok Sabha seat in Gujarat, defeating Congress rival Lalit Vasoya by a margin of 3.83 lakh votes.

Raksha Khadse, a three-time BJP MP from Maharashtra's Raver, will serve as Minister of State (Sports) under Mandaviya. Raksha Khadse, who won her seat with nearly 3 lakh votes, is notable for her political lineage as the daughter-in-law of NCP leader Eknath Khadse.

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