Virendra Kumar, a member of parliament from Tikamgarh (Madhya Pradesh) has taken oath as a Cabinet minister in the Narendra Modi government. He has been serving his seventh term as MP, which makes him one the senior-most senior Parliamentarians.
He has in the past served as Union Minister of State for Women & Child Development and Minority Affairs under PM Narendra Modi. The politician reportedly has an MA in Economics and has done a Ph.D. in child labour. According to some media reports, he has been an RSS worker as a child and joined politics formally in 1982.
This is the fby Prime Minister Modi since he assumed charge for a second term in May 2019. With this reset, Modi has brought in young faces and has also given representation to various social groups and regions.