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Modi 3.0: Nirmala Sitharaman to continue as India’s Finance Minister

In the Modi 3.0 government, Nirmala Sitharaman is set to continue as India’s finance minister again as the NDA government announced the portfolio on Monday.

Yesterday, while Modi took his oath of office for his historic third term as the prime minister of India, Sitharaman was inducted as a cabinet minister.

Two-time Union minister, Nirmala Sitharaman, has been included in Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s cabinet in his third consecutive term, creating a record of sorts for a woman minister.

She was inducted into PM Modi’s cabinet in 2014 as the industry and commerce minister and was handed the defence portfolio in 2017.

When Arun Jaitley was taken ill, Sitharaman became the country’s first woman to be given charge of the finance portfolio for a full term.

Nirmala Sitharaman was born on August 18, 1959, in Madurai, Tamil Nadu. She pursued her undergraduate studies in economics at Seethalakshmi Ramaswami College in Tiruchirapalli.

She further moved to New Delhi to further her education, earning both a Master’s and a Master of Philosophy degree in Economics from Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU).

Before entering into Indian politics, Sitharaman had an accomplished career in the corporate sector in the United Kingdom.

  • Published On Jun 10, 2024 at 08:00 PM IST

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