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Girija Singh to be India’s new textile minister; PabitraMargherita appointed minster of state for textiles


Giriraj Singh, Member of Parliament from the BegusaraiLoksabha constituency in Bihar has been appointed as the new Minister of Textiles in the third term of the NarendraModi-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government.

A former Minister of Cooperative, Animal Husbandry and Fisheries Resources Development in the Government of Bihar, Singh served as the Minister of State (Independent Charge) in the Ministry of Micro Small and Medium Enterprises during Modi’s first term.

He also became the Cabinet Minister in the newly formed Ministry of Animal Husbandry, Dairying and Fisheries in May 2019. After the Cabinet reshuffle, he was appointed as the Minister of Rural Development and Minister of Panchayati Raj in second Modi ministry.

A Member of Parliament, representing Assam in the RajyaSabha since March 2022, PabitraMargherita, has been appointed as the new Minister of State for Textiles. He served as a spokesperson of Assam BJP in 2014, and as a prabhari of Social Media Cell of Assam BJP. He also served as Member Secretary of State Level Advisory Committee for Students and Youth Welfare, Govt of Assam from November 2021 to March 2022.


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