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NEW DELHI, May 18, 2023 (TBINN)

Union Cabinet reshuffle today witnessed Arjun Ram Meghwal being appointed new Law Minister. Kiren Rijiju, who lost the ministry, has now been assigned the portfolio of Ministry of Earth Sciences.

President Droupadi Murmu, as advised by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, reallocated portfolios among ministers in the Union council of ministers, a statement issued by the Rashtrapati Bhavan said.

Arjun Ram Meghwal, Minister of State, has been assigned Independent Charge as Minister of State in the Ministry of Law and Justice in addition to his existing portfolios. He is currently Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs and Minister of State for Culture.

Union minister Jitendra Singh was holding charge of the Ministry of Earth Sciences.

The above reshuffle comes amid tussle over S.C. collegium system. Earlier, Rijiju said the collegium system of appointing judges was opaque and not transparent. He had taken over as Law and Justice Minister on July 8, 2021.

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