Finance Minister Arun Jaitley assumes additional charge of Defence Ministry
Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley was given the additional charge of the Union Defence Ministry after Manohar Parrikar resigned to take charge as Goa chief minister. His appointment comes after, President Pranab Mukherjee accepted resignation of Parrikar as the Defence Minister, on advice of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. This will be second time that Arun Jaitley will be holding the additional portfolio of Defence Ministry during the present NDA government. Earlier hhe was incharge of the ministry from May 26, 2014 to November 9, 2014.