Gajendra Shekhawat Appointed as Union Culture and Tourism Minister

Gajendra Singh Shekhawat served as the union cabinet minister in the Ministry of Jal Shakti in the last government led by Narendra Modi. In the current political session, he replaces G Kishan Reddy as the new union culture and tourism minister.

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Gajendra Singh Shekhawat takes oath as the union culture and tourism minister of India

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Gajendra Singh Shekhawat Sworn In

Gajendra Singh Shekhawat has taken charge as the Union Culture and Tourism Minister of India under the newly elected government, which took oath on June 9, 2024, at the Rashtrapati Bhavan.

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The cabinet sworn in on June 9 at Rashtrapati Bhavan

Celebrating the announcement, Shekhawat posted on X (formerly Twitter), in Hindi, “The visionary Prime Minister honourable Shri Narendra Modi ji has honoured me by giving me the important responsibility of the Union Ministry of Culture and Tourism. While performing my duties with utmost sincerity, I will make every possible effort to ensure gradual progress in the sector of culture and tourism in building a developed India. Many, many greetings and gratitude to my guide, honourable Modi ji!”

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Shekhawat shares photo of his first day in office via social media

Shekhawat has now replaced G Kishan Reddy for the new position. In the previous government, he served as the union jal shakti minister. Born in 1967 in Rajasthan, Shekhawat was elected to the 16th, 17th, and 18th Lok Sabha general elections from Jodhpur and was granted the position of jal shakti minister in 2019. He has a master’s degree and an M.Phil in philosophy.

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