New Delhi: Smriti Irani gets I&B Ministry – Union textile minister Smriti Irani was on Tuesday given the additional charge of Ministry of Information and Broadcasting while Rural Development Minister Narendra Singh was handed over the charge of Urban Development.
The rejig took lace a day after senior BJP leader and NDA vice presidential candidate Venkaiah Naidu resigned from his ministerial responsibilities.
Venkaiah Naidu held both these ministries before he resigned following the NDA naming him its vice presidential nominee.
The PMO tweeted about the development: “Shri @MVenkaiahNaidu has resigned from his ministerial responsibilities. Additional charge of @Moud_India has been given to Shri @nstomar. The additional charge of the Ministry of I&B has been given to @smritiirani.”
Irani is already handling the Union Textiles ministry.