Newly inducted Union Minister Amit Shah, on Thursday, has shared a message expressing his gratitude to PM Modi for reposing faith in him and has assured his best efforts in serving the people of India.
As per sources, Amit Shah will be handling the portfolio of Finance Minister as the previous Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has rescinded himself from the post due to health concerns.
Congratulating the Prime Minister himself on taking his oath, the BJP president shared a message reaffirming that India would scale new heights under Modi's second consecutive term as Prime Minister.
Amit Shah took oath as a Union Minister of the cabinet headed by PM Narendra Modi on Thursday at the Rashtrapati Bhavan after Rajnath Singh and the Prime Minister himself.
He took the oath of office:
"I, Amit Shah, do swear in the name of God (or, solemnly affirm) that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the Constitution of India as by law established, that I will uphold the sovereignty and integrity of India, that I will faithfully and conscientiously discharge my duties as a Minister for the Union and that I will do right to all manner of people in accordance with the Constitution and the law, without fear or favour, affection or ill-will."
Amit Shah is also a first-time Lok Sabha MP from Gandhinagar, Gujarat after defeating Congress' two-time MLA CJ Chavda after receiving a massive 8,89,925 votes, breaking the victory margin record of party veteran LK Advani from Gandhinagar Lok Sabha seat.
Shah who is often called as a modern-day Chanakya is the chief strategist of the BJP campaign and is instrumental for building the BJP in the grassroots-level on a pan India basis.