Kalraj Mishra, the Uttar Pradesh BJP veteran and state president, has got Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises portfolio in PM Modi's government with a ministerial debut at centre.
The 71-year old
senior BJP leader, an obedient of Jayprakash Narayan is a Master
Degree holder from Kashi Vidyapeeth. He started his career as a Sangh
Pracharak and later he was elected National President of All India
Janata Yuva Morcha, the youth wing of Janata Party in 1978 as his
is a three time Rajya Sabha MP - first in 1980, second in 1986 and
later in August 2001. He has also worked as a cabinet Minister of
Public Works and Tourism in UP state government in BJP regime and has
been chief of BJP's UP unit.
decision of Modi's government to allot the MSME portfolio to an
experienced political veteran is certainly a positive step. MSME
sector plays a great role in the economy while accounting 8%
contribution in the total GDP of the country. It is also the second
largest employment industry after agriculture.
sector expects a lot from the Modi-led government and the PM has
already promised to set up more and more manufacturing units.