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Prakash Javadekar is an Indian politician who is a member of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and currently serving in the Narendra Modi government as Minister of Environment, Forest and Climate Change and as Minister of Information and Broadcasting.
During the first Modi government, Javadekar, who was re-elected to the Rajya Sabha from Madhya Pradesh in 2014, was appointed Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs and Minister of Human Resource Development. He had also led the Indian delegation to the 2015 United Nations Climate Change Conference.
Javadekar had taken an interest in politics since his college days and had been a member of Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP), a right-wing all India student organisation affiliated to the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS). He had taken part in student protests against the then government led by Prime Minister Indira Gandhi when Emergency was declared between 1975–77. He had led a non-violent movement in Pune and was arrested for several months.
Javadekar, who belongs to a Kayastha family, was born on January 30, 1951 in Pune, Maharashtra to Keshav Javadekar and Rajani, and he has one sister, a teacher. He completed his B.Com from the University of Pune and is married to Dr. Prachee Javadekar. His wife is a leading education researcher and consultant, and he has two children with her.
Javadekar was National Secretary and then General Secretary in the Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha from 1984-1990. He was then appointed State Secretary and Campaign Chief of the BJP in Maharashtra in the year 1989 till 1995. He was then elected to the Maharashtra Legislative Council between 1990 and 2002.
He has published a number of books in Marathi, namely, Bekaricha Jwalamukhi (Problem of Unemployment), Nanenidhiche Karz (IMF Loan), Shetkaryanchi Karzmukti (Farm Loan Waiver), Mahagaicha Bhasmasoor (Problem of Inflation).
Prakash Javadekar keeps his followers updated through his Facebook page - Prakash Javadekar/@PrakashJavadekarOfficial, and Twitter - Prakash Javadekar/@PrakashJavdekar.
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"The Union Cabinet has taken the decision to help farmers directly by depositing money of subsidy into their accounts. The subsidy will be given on 60 lakh tonnes of sugar exports at the rate of Rs 6000 per tonne," Javadekar said.
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"I am still trying to figure out what the Congress is supposed to apologise for. For expecting the government to keep our soldiers safe? For rallying around the flag rather than politicising a national tragedy? For expressing condolences to the families of our martyrs?" he said in a tweet.
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Finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman also attacked Rahul Gandhi, asking if this kind of 'selective outrage' suits the stature of their party?
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In the horrifying incident, a six-year-old girl was allegedly raped, killed, and later set on fire and her half-burnt body was found at home.
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