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Senior Advocate Ravi Shankar Prasad is the new law minister

BJP veteran, senior advocate Ravi Shankar Prasad has been assigned the union law ministry, tweeted journalist Ashok Bagariya.

Prasad was designated a senior at the Patna high court in 1999 and at the Supreme Court in 2000, the same year as he also became a member of parliament. He became the Minister of State (Coal and Mines) in 2001 and Minister of State in the Ministry of Law and Justice in 2002, where he prepared a bill amending the Representation of People Act and sped up the process of fast track courts, as reported by the Business Standard.

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