Kalraj Mishra assumes charge as MSME Minister

May 28, 2014 08:36 pm | Updated 08:36 pm IST - NEW DELHI:

BJP leader Kalraj Mishra on Wednesday formally took charge as the Minister for Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises (MSME).

As he took charge, he highlighted the importance of the sector in creating jobs for youth and opportunities for educated unemployed persons in backward regions.

“The objective of the Ministry is to make the common man self-dependent. Optimum utilisation of human resources and establishing a framework for this purpose is the need of the hour, and this Ministry will work towards that goal,” he told reporters.

Born in 1941 in Ghazipur District of Uttar Pradesh, Mr. Mishra is a veteran leader of BJP in Uttar Pradesh. He has served as the state chief of the party and was a Cabinet Minister in state government holding the portfolios of Public Works, Medical Education and Tourism between March 1997 and August 2000.

Mr. Mishra won the 2014 Lok Sabha elections from Deoria constituency.

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