New Delhi, January 19
Minister for Sports and Youth Affairs Kiren Rijiju was on Tuesday given additional charge as MoS Defence and Ayush till the time incumbent minister of these portfolios Shripad Naik recovered after a serious accident.
Rashtrapati Bhavan as advised by the Prime Minister directed that Rijiju serve additionally as the junior minister for defence and Ayush till Naik recovered at a Goa hospital.
Naik had met with a serious accident in Karnataka. His wife and private secretary had died in the accident.