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Cabinet Ministers Rajnath Singh, Pusapati Ashok Gajapathi Raju take charge

Cabinet Ministers Rajnath Singh, Pusapati Ashok Gajapathi Raju took charge of their respective offices on Thursday (May 29).

The country’s new Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh took charge of his office on Thursday, (May 29). Rajnath Singh was elected from the Lucknow Lok Sabha constituency, has succeeded Sushilkumar Shinde in the crucial ministry.
Rajnath Singh at the Union Home Minister office at north block in New Delhi on Thursday. (Source: IE Photo by Anil Sharma)

Rajnath Singh paid floral tributes to India’s first Home Minister, Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, at his statue near Parliament before assuming charge. (Source: IE Photo by Anil Sharma)

Rajnath Singh told reporters, “The contribution of Sardar Patelji to the unity of the country has been tremendous. Country cannot repay what he has done for (it). Sardar Patel was the first Home Minister of the country and I came here to take his blessings before taking charge.” (Source: IE Photo by Anil Sharma)

Rajnath Singh is said to give priority to issues of Naxal violence, activities of terrorist outfits in the country's hinterland, infiltration from Pakistan, illegal immigration from Bangladesh and strengthening intelligence-gathering mechanism after assuming office. (Source: IE Photo by Anil Sharma)

Senior TDP leader Pusapati Ashok Gajapathi Raju also took charge on Thursday (May 29) as the new Civil Aviation Minister. (Source: IE Photo by Ravi Kanojia)

The Minister assured that he would strive to create a level- playing field for all players in the crucial infrastructure sector. Pusapati Ashok Gajapathi Raju was accompanied by his family members including his wife. (Source: IE Photo by Ravi Kanojia)