Portfolio of Modi government ministers: Vijay Goel appointed as the new Sports Minister
Vijay Goel today took oath as Minister of State in Rashtrapati Bhawan.
Goel is a leader from Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). He was elected to Rajya Sabha from Rajasthan in 2014.
The 62-year-old leader entered the Rajya Sabha for the first time in 2014.
His Rajya Sabha biodata says that he also led a country- wide campaign for banning lottery and a movement for prohibition of smoking in public places.
A former Delhi University Students’ Union president and an alumnus of Shri Ram College of Commerce, he has been the Member of Parliament for the 11th, 12th and 13th Lok Sabha representing the Sadar and Chandni Chowk constituencies of Delhi.
He also served as the Union Minister of State of Labour, Parliamentary Affairs, Statistics & Programme Implementation and Youth Affairs & Sports in the NDA government until 2004.
With Modi often exhorting his ministers to do the extra bit to spread the word about his government’s work among the masses, Goel’s knack of publicity over public issues is likely to come in handy.