New Delhi, September 4: The new defence minister Nirmala Sitharaman said that the women and nation can do many great things for the country. Sitharaman said that she has been handed a great responsibility and that she was entrusted this responsibility by PM Modi. Nirmala had been in charge of Commerce Ministry.
"I am overwhelmed. I understand the impact of the decision. It is a huge responsibility. I just have no words in which I can convey my gratitude to the Prime Minister, the party and to my senior colleagues that they thought I am good enough for the role," she added.
"Imagine, the Cabinet Committee on Security having two women... Decisions on security-related matters being taken at par with men... This is a big message to all the countries which look up to India or even look at India saying what is happening to women in India," she added.
In a surprising move, Nirmala Sitharaman has been appointed as the new Defence Minister, while Suresh Prabhu will replace her as the Commerce Minister. This is brilliant move. A JNU alumni Nirmala Seetharaman is tough, knows very well how to handle defense lobbyists in media. It's going to be nightmare for media chores.