In the newly formed Central Government, Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ has been appointed as the Minister for Human Resource Development.
The former Uttarakhand Chief Minster Pokhriyal will be taking over Praksah Javdekar, who has been given the charge of Environment and Information & Broadcasting Ministry. The newly elected MPs have been allocated ministries a day after a grand swearing-in ceremony held at Rashtrapati Bhawan on May 30, 2019.
Pokhriyal has been elected as the member of Lok Sabha from Haridwar for the second consecutive term. He defeated Congress candidate Ambrish Kumar with a margin of 2,58,729 votes and bagged 6, 65,674 in total.
The Bharatiya Janata Party registered a landslide victory by winning 303 seats in the recently concluded Lok Sabha Elections 2019. Combining the figures of its allies – NDA, the total mark reached to 353 seats. On the other hand, Congress led UPA only managed to bag 92 seats in the election.
Talking about Pokhriyal, the Minister was in limelight last month after the news of his daughter Capt Dr Shreyashi Nishank joining the Army had surfaced. He had shared his feelings on social media stating that he is extremely honoured with her daughter joining the Army Medical Corps as an officer. As per reports, it was Pokhriyal who motivated his daughter to join the Army during a trek to Kedarnath.