Cabinet reshuffle: Manohar Parrikar congratulates Nirmala Sitharaman as first fully-fledged woman defence minister

Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar congratulated his party colleague Nirmala Sitharaman on being appointed the country's first full-fledged woman defence minister.

IANS September 03, 2017 15:16:23 IST
Cabinet reshuffle: Manohar Parrikar congratulates Nirmala Sitharaman as first fully-fledged woman defence minister

Panaji: Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar on Sunday congratulated his party colleague Nirmala Sitharaman on being appointed the country's first full-fledged woman defence minister.

Cabinet reshuffle Manohar Parrikar congratulates Nirmala Sitharaman as first fullyfledged woman defence minister

File image of Nirmala Sitharaman. AFP

"Many congratulations to @nsitharaman Ji on becoming India's next & first full time woman Defence Minister. Wish her all the best," Parrikar, a former defence minister in the Narendra Modi government, tweeted soon after she was sworn-in as cabinet minister and allocated the portfolio.

Parrikar, who served as defence minister from 2014 to 2017, returned to state politics after the Goa Assembly elections earlier this year. Finance minister Arun Jaitley was holding additional charge of the key ministry.

Late prime minister Indira Gandhi had twice held charge of defence.

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