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Shri Anurag Thakur takes charge as Minister of Information and Broadcasting

Shri Anurag Thakur is a four time elected Member of the Indian Parliament from Hamirpur, Himachal Pradesh

Shri Anurag Thakur has today assumed his charge as Minister of Information and Broadcasting. Speaking with the media on the occasion, the Minister said Prime Minister Narendra Modi has made strenuous efforts to take the nation forward in the last seven years and that as Minister of I&B it will be his responsibility to take that mission forward. Shri Thakur said that he will make all efforts to deliver on the responsibilities placed on him by the Prime Minister and he looked forward to the cooperation of the media in his efforts.

The Minister was welcomed in his chamber by Shri Amit Khare, Secretary, Ministry of I&B. In an interaction with senior officials of various media units and Prasar Bharati, Shri Thakur said that his endeavor will be to work with all the media heads as a team.

Shri Anurag Thakur is a four-time elected Member of the Indian Parliament (Lok Sabha) from Hamirpur, Himachal Pradesh. He has earlier held the charge of Minister of State for Finance and Corporate Affairs from 31st May 2019 till 7th July 2021. Within Parliament, he has served as Chairman of the Parliamentary Standing Committee on IT and Member of the Public Accounts Committee. During the 16th Lok Sabha, he was appointed as the Chief Whip, Lok Sabha, becoming the youngest to assume the post.

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