Entrepreneur turned politician, Rajya Sabha MP and national spokesperson of BJP Rajeev Chandrasekhar on Thursday assumed the charge as Minister of State (MoS) for Skill Development and Entrepreneurship. During the first Union cabinet expansion on Wednesday Rajeev Chandrasekhar was also given the charge of Minister of State for Electronics and Information Technology.
A three-time MP, Rajeev Chandrasekhar, was first elected to Rajya Sabha in 2006. He is a member of the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Finance and the Public Accounts Committee. Chandrasekhar was among the first members in the Parliament who raised alarm against corruption like the 2G Scam in parliament. He was also a member of the Advisory Committee in the Ministry of Information Technology.
Son of an Indian Airforce Commodore, Chandrasekhar holds an MS degree in Computer Science. He also attended an advanced management program in Harvard Business School. In the initial years of his career, he worked as an engineer in Silicon Valley, USA. After returning to India, Chandrasekhar founded BPL Mobile in 1994.
As many as 43 senior members of the Parliament were inducted into the Union Cabinet led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. This was the first Union Cabinet reshuffle and expansion after Prime Minister Narendra Modi returned to power for a second term in May 2019.