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A Raja officially takes over Communications and IT Ministry

Andimuthu Raja today officially took over the charge of Communications and Information Technology Ministry here.

New Delhi, May 16 : Andimuthu Raja today officially took over the charge of Communications and Information Technology Ministry here.

While interacting with media after taking over the office that was left vacant by Dayanidhi Maran's resignation, Raja said his top priority area would be rural telephony.

"During my tenure, my efforts and endeavour will be to provide the communication facilities to the people at the lowest ebb of the social order. Since the telecom sector is growing sector and all efforts required for maintaining its growth will continue," Raja said.

Earlier, Raja was the Union Minister of Environment and Forests. He was received by the Secretaries of Department of Telecom, Posts, Information Technology, and several senior officials of Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) and Mahanagar Telephone Nigam Limited (MTNL) at his new office.

Elected as a member to the eleventh Lok Sabha for the first time in the year 1996, Raja earlier held positions in the Central Government as the Minister of State for Rural Development and the Minister of State for Health and Family Welfare.

The reshuffle was necessitated following Maran's resignation, which came after the administrative committee of the DMK on Sunday passed a resolution to secure his resignation from the Union Cabinet.

The demand came in the wake of what is termed as 'mischievous' poll surveys published by his newspaper Dinakaran and Sun TV that brought the succession battle within the party out in the open.

ANI

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