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- Anurag Thakur Kiren Rijiju | Modi Cabinet Changes Anurag Thakur Replaced Kiren Rijiju As Sports Minister Before Tokyo Olympics
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New Sports Minister Anurag Thakur and new Law Minister Kiren Rijiju. -file photo
Just 16 days before the Tokyo Olympics, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has made a big change. The Modi government replaced Kiren Rijiju with Anurag Thakur as the Sports Minister. 46-year-old Anurag has been the President of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI). Along with the Sports Ministry, he has also got the responsibility of Information and Broadcasting Minister.
At the same time, while promoting Rijiju, he has been given the Ministry of Law and Justice. He will replace Ravi Shankar Prasad. Both Rijiju and Thakur thanked Prime Minister Modi for this new responsibility.
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