Twitter must abide by law of land : new IT Minister

Ashwini Vaishnav has been made the new IT minister in place of Ravi Shankar Prasad. This is the first term of Ashwini as a Member of Parliament. He is a Rajya Sabha MP from Odisha.

New IT minister Ashwini Vaishnav made it clear that micro-blogging platform Twitter must abide by the law of land, new IT, Electronics and Communication Ministry said, “All the companies doing business in India, have to follow our law.”

Ashwini Vaishnav was among 43 leaders who took oath of office last evening. He has also been made the new Railways Minister, replacing Piyush Goyal.

“I thank the honourable Prime Minister for the great opportunity he has given me to serve the nation. Telecommunications, IT and Railways. There are lots of synergies in the three and I will be working to ensure that his vision is implemented,” he said.

A former IAS officer of the 1994-batch, Ashwini has handled important responsibilities for over 15 years and was particularly known for his contribution to the public-private partnership (PPP) framework in infrastructure, something that will help him in the rail sector. He has also held leadership roles across major global companies such as General Electric and Siemens.

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