Empowerment of women

The Modi government sent a signal on the “empowerment of women” by appointing Nirmala Sitharaman as India’s first full time Defence Minister, a portfolio that was dominated by men in the past.

After taking oath she said that she was grateful to the Modi government for reposing confidence in her .She also said that she was not afraid of criticism and would take it in her stride and that it would motivate her to put her best foot forward.