With the promise of ‘Less Government and More Governance’, Narendra Modi took oath as the 15th Prime Minister of India on May 26, 2014, along with his team of ministers.
Along with the key portfolios of Home, Finance, Defence and External Affairs, one portfolio that has been keenly watched by the media industry is that of the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting.
Prakash Javadekar is the new Minister for Information and Broadcasting in the Modi Government. He has also been given charge of the Environment Ministry.
Javadekar, who has been senior Bharatiya Janata Party spokesperson, started his political career in the 1990’s and has held various key positions during his 24-year stint.
From 1990 to 2002, he was Member of the Maharashtra Legislative Council.