Madhya Madhya Governor Mangubhai Patel meeting with Vice President of India M Venkaiah Naidu
Madhya Madhya Governor Mangubhai Patel meeting with Vice President of India M Venkaiah Naidu

New Delhi/Bhopal: Madhya Pradesh Governor Mangubhai Chhaganbhai Patel and several Union ministers, including Nirmala Sitaraman, Anurag Thakur, Kiren Rijiju and Dharmendra Pradhan, called on Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu on Saturday.

They met the vice president separately.

The Vice-President's Secretariat tweeted photos of their meetings with Naidu.

In a recent rejig of the Union Council of Ministers, various new ministers took oath, the portfolios of some were changed and some were elevated as cabinet ministers.

Saturday's meetings with Naidu were described as courtesy calls after the cabinet expansion.

The meetings also come ahead of the Monsoon Session of Parliament that starts on Monday. Naidu is also the chairperson of the Rajya Sabha.

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, along with both MoS Finance, Bhagwat Kishanrao Karad and Pankaj Chaowdhary, called on Naidu.

The others who met the vice president included Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan, Environment and Labour Minister Bhupeder Yadav, Health, and Chemical and Fertilisers Minister Mansukh Mandaviya.

Mandaviya wrote on Twitter that he discussed various issues with Naidu and received his guidance.

According to the Vice President Secretariat, Railways, Communications, Electronics and Information Technology Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw, Law Minister Kiren Rijiju, Information and Broadcasting and Youth Affairs and Sports Minister Anurag Thakur, Minister for Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and Dairying Parshottam Rupala, along with L Murugan, MoS, Information and Broadcasting, Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and Dairying, also called on Naidu.

"I called on the Hon'ble Vice President, Shri M Venkaiah Naidu Ji at Upa-Rashtrapati Nivas today. Respected M Venkaiah Naidu Ji is a mentor for all of us and we have been guided by wisdom, experience and knowledge," Rijiju wrote on Twitter.

Power, and New and Renewable Energy Minister Raj Kumar Singh, Civil Aviation Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia and Minister of Social Justice and Empowerment Virendra Kumar also called on the vice president, besides Narayan Rane, Minister of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME), andP Singh, Minister of Steel.

Scindia also tweeted about the courtesy meet and said he received the blessings of Naidu.

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