J P Nadda Returns to Health Ministry in Modi's Cabinet Reshuffle

J P Nadda, BJP President, took charge of the Union Health Ministry in the Modi government. Previously holding this portfolio, Nadda's political journey began with ABVP and included several key positions in the BJP. Additionally, Shiv Sena MP Prataprao Jadhav and Anupriya Patel were appointed to health-related roles.


PTI | New Delhi | Updated: 11-06-2024 14:07 IST | Created: 11-06-2024 14:07 IST
J P Nadda Returns to Health Ministry in Modi's Cabinet Reshuffle
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In a significant cabinet reshuffle, BJP President J P Nadda has resumed leadership of the Union Health Ministry under the Modi administration. Nadda, a seasoned leader with a law degree, initially managed the health portfolio during Modi's first term. His political journey includes being West Bengal's Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) president and various pivotal roles within the BJP, such as heading election campaigns and serving as a cabinet minister in Himachal Pradesh. He transitioned to the role of BJP's working president post the 2019 Lok Sabha elections and later became its full-fledged president in January 2020.

Concurrent to Nadda's appointment, Shiv Sena MP Prataprao Jadhav assumed the role of Minister of State for Health, while also being allocated the Ayush Ministry as an independent charge. Anupriya Patel of Apna Dal (S) joins as Minister of State for Health and Family Welfare, in addition to being named Minister of State for Chemicals and Fertilizers. Both leaders bring extensive experience to their roles, with Patel having previously served in the Health Ministry from 2016 to 2019 and later in the Ministry of Commerce and Industry in Modi government 2.0.

The reshuffle comes as part of Modi's strategy to strengthen his cabinet ahead of the crucial 2024 Lok Sabha elections, highlighting the party's focus on experienced leadership within critical ministries.

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