ibnlive » Politics » News

Sulking Lalchand Kataria meets PM, seeks portfolio change

Press Trust of India
Oct 30, 2012 at 08:39pm IST

Michelin - Drivers Wanted
You are just a Click away from
Driving a Racing Car in Sepang!

New Delhi: Sulking over the work allocation in Defence Ministry to him, Lalchand Kataria on Tuesday met Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and sought a change in his portfolio which he has refused to take charge in the last two days.

Official sources said Kataria conveyed to the Prime Minister that since the other Minister of State, Jitendra Singh, also hailed from Rajasthan like him, he would find it difficult to work there.

However, sources said Kataria's real grouse was that Jitendra Singh was tipped to get charge of defence production while he would be left with only the subjects of NCC and Ex-Servicemen to look after.

Lalchand Kataria meets PM, seeks portfolio change

Lalchand Kataria has refused to take charge of his portfolio in the Defence Ministry in the last two days.

Official sources said the Prime Minister has agreed to look into his request for a change in portfolio. First-time inductee into the Union Council of Ministers, Kataria was sworn-in along with 21 other union ministers on Sunday.

Meanwhile, Jitendra Singh, who has already assumed charge in the Defence Ministry and as Sports Minister with independent charge, attended the crucial Defence Acquisition Council (DAC). Thirteen other union ministers also called on the Prime Minister, official sources said.

Latest

More from this section