New Delhi: Former Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar took charge of the Human Resource Development (HRD) Ministry on Thursday, promising to convert challenges into opportunities.
"All the challenges will be converted into opportunities. and we will cooperate with all the state's," Javadekar said. Javadekar, who earlier held independent charge as the Minister of State was the only minister promoted to the cabinet rank in the major cabinet reshuffle by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday.
He replaced Union Minister Smriti Irani-- a controversial figure shunted out to the Textiles Ministry.
Speaking of the controversy that marred the HRD during Irani's tenure, Javadekar said, "Keep on reporting on the good work and there would be no controversy".
Asked about new education policies, he said that he will only comment after holding meeting with the ministry officials and understanding the work.
Reacting to JDU's Ali Anwar's crass comment on Smriti Irani, Javadekar said, "This is the worst comment I had ever heard of".
Anwar, who represents Bihar in Rajya Sabha said in a crass analogy that the textile ministry has been given to Smriti Irani to cover her body.
First Published On : Jul 7, 2016 13:09 IST