New Delhi: After fuelled speculations over Defence minister Rajnath Singh being named in only two panels of the Cabinet committees, he was added to a number of other key Cabinet committees. He will now be a part of six of the eight cabinet committees announced after Prime Minister Narendra Modi started a second term, including the one on political affairs.
However, Rajnath Singh's office has denied reports that the changes were made after the BJP leader threatened to quit.
While the BJP chief Amit Shah was named in all eight committees, Modi is in six of them. Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman is in seven panels and Commerce and Railways Minister Piyush Goyal in five.
Rajnath Singh was first included just in the Cabinet committees on Economic Affairs and Security. He has now been added to the panels on parliamentary affairs, political affairs, investment and growth, and employment and skill development as well.