Smriti Irani Gets Additional Charge Of I&B Ministry

Smriti Irani Gets Additional Charge Of I&B Ministry

Smriti Irani Gets Additional Charge Of I&B Ministry

As part of a Cabinet reshuffle during the ongoing monsoon session, Textile Minister Smriti Irani has been handed additional charge of Information and Broadcasting Ministry.

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Mr. Tomar, who is in-charge of Rural Development and Panchayat Raj portfolios, will be taking care of Urban Development ministry too. Mr Tomar is the Minister for Mines.

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Tomar is now the Union Minister for Rural Development and Panchayati Raj and Irani is the incumbent Minister for Textiles.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is expected to make changes in his cabinet as several ministers are holding more than one portfolio. "The additional charge of the Ministry of I&B has been given to Smriti Irani", PM Modi tweeted. Initially, Prakash Javadekar took the charge of the ministry but it was shortly after handed over to Arun Jaitley for a period of two years from 2014-2016.

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