'Women have to do a lot for the country': Nirmala Sitharaman
 Source : NewsBharati  Date : 04-Sep-2017

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 think the Prime Minister has always supported women but today I think he has sent a very big message. Everything Indian women were waiting for.. it is for us to work through and perform to achieve it. 

"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.