WATCH: Amit Shah Takes Charge As Union Home Minister, Says 'security Of Country Is Top Priority Of Modi Government'

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BJP chief Amit Shah took charge as the Union Home Minister of India in the North Block around noon on Saturday, two days after he took oath for the first time as a cabinet minister in Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government 2.0.

Written By Monica Aggarwal | Mumbai | Updated On:

BJP chief Amit Shah took charge as the Union Home Minister of India in the North Block around noon on Saturday, two days after he took oath for the first time as a cabinet minister in Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government 2.0.

The Union Minister arrived at his North Block office wearing a light blue jacket over his white kurta. He was accompanied by his deputies G. Kishan Reddy and Nityanand Rai who also took charge the Ministers of State (MoS) in the Ministry of Home Affairs.

Moments after taking charge-to-the-office, Amit Shah took to Twitter and shared some glimpses of him taking charge as the Union Home Minister.

In the tweet, he further expressed gratitude to PM Narendra Modi for the opportunity and said that the security of the country and the welfare of the countrymen is the top priority of the Modi government, which he will complete with full effort.

The BJP chief is also a first-time Lok Sabha MP from Gandhinagar, Gujarat who won after defeating Congress' two-time MLA CJ Chavda by receiving a massive 8,89,925 votes, breaking the victory margin record of party veteran LK Advani from Gandhinagar Lok Sabha seat. 

Amit Shah has taken over the Home Ministry from Rajnath Singh, who has been given charge of the Ministry of Defence. Along with the BJP chief, Rajnath Singh also took charge of the Defence Ministry on Saturday. 

READ | Modi Cabinet 2.0: Amit Shah Is The New Home Minister, Full Portfolio List Of The Second Narendra Modi-led NDA Government Out

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