India

Jaitley back as joint Finance and Defence Minister


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Indian Finance Minister Arun Jaitley is to take on the Defence portfolio after Manohar Parrikar stood down to become Chief Minister of Goa. Although the BJP were not the largest party after recent state elections in Goa they have been able to form a government with the support of smaller parties.

Jaitley was previously joint Finance and Defence Minister between May and November 2014. It is unclear as to how long he will hold the two portfolios this time.

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