Assam MP Pabitra Margherita takes charge as MoS Textiles

Assam MP Pabitra Margherita takes charge as MoS Textiles

Rajya Sabha MP from Assam, Pabitra Margherita, has assumed the role of Minister of State (MoS) in the Textiles Ministry alongside BJP leader Giriraj Singh, who also took charge as the Union Minister of Textiles. 

They were greeted by Piyush Goyal, who previously held the portfolio, and other high-ranking officials of the ministry. 

Singh has served in various key positions in previous BJP governments. He held the Union Minister post for Animal Husbandry, Dairying, and Fisheries in Prime Minister Narendra Modi's second cabinet tenure starting in 2019. 

After a cabinet reshuffle in 2021, he became the Minister of Rural Development and Panchayati Raj. He also served as the Minister of Animal Husbandry and Fisheries Resources Development in Bihar from 2010 to 2013. 

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Margherita has been appointed as the Minister of State in the Ministry of External Affairs and also the Ministry of Textiles.

Pabitra Margherita's political journey began in 2014 when he joined the BJP. He secured a seat in the Rajya Sabha from Assam in 2022. 

Margherita, aged 49, has been actively involved in various capacities within the BJP, notably serving as its spokesperson for the Assam unit since 2014. 
Margherita played a crucial role as the political secretary to Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma. He also oversaw the party's social media cell in Assam and served as the district in charge of the Kamrup (North) district BJP unit. 

Following his interactions at the Ministry of Textiles, Margherita is scheduled to proceed to the Ministry of External Affairs to commence his duties in his additional role.