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Kiren Rijiju appointed Sports Minister of India

One of the significant faces of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) from the northeastern region of India, Kiren Rijiju has been appointed as a Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Youth Affairs and Sports.

The 48-year-old, also sworn in a Minister of State in the Ministry of Minority Affairs in the new cabinet under Prime Minister Narendra Modi, has during the last five years served as Union Minister of State for Home Affairs.

Rijiju successfully retained the Arunachal West seat in 2019 Lok Sabha elections. He graduated in law from the University of Delhi and served as a member of Khadi and Village Industries Commission from 2000 to 2005 at a raw age of 29.