Cabinet Reshuffle:Kiren Rijiju was replaced by Arjun Ram Meghwal as Minister of Law


Kiren Rijiju, the Union Law Minister, has recently undergone a surprising change in his ministerial portfolio. In an unexpected move, Rijiju has been reassigned to the Ministry of Earth Sciences, while Arjun Ram Meghwal, the Minister of State, will take over as the Minister with Independent Charge of the Law Ministry. This significant reshuffle was announced through a statement from the President’s House, catching many by surprise.Kiren Rijiju assumed the position of Law and Justice Minister on July 8, 2021.

However, after serving in this role for nearly two years, he has now been entrusted with the responsibility of the Ministry of Earth Sciences. Prior to his tenure as Law Minister, Rijiju held the position of Minister of State (Independent Charge) of Youth Affairs and Sports from May 2019 to July 2021. The decision to replace Rijiju with Arjun Ram Meghwal as the new Minister with Independent Charge of the Law Ministry is expected to bring a fresh perspective and approach to the crucial portfolio. Meghwal, who has previously served as the Minister of State, will now have enhanced authority and responsibility in overseeing the legal affairs of the country.

This unexpected shuffle in the Union Cabinet reflects the government’s commitment to ensuring efficient governance and utilizing the expertise of its ministers in diverse fields. It remains to be seen how Kiren Rijiju’s expertise in Earth Sciences will contribute to the development and management of this vital ministry. Meanwhile, Arjun Ram Meghwal’s new role as the Minister with Independent Charge of the Law Ministry will be closely watched to gauge the impact of this change on legal matters in the country.


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