Smriti Irani gets additional charge of Information and Broadcasting Ministry after Venkaiah Naidu resigns
New Delhi: Smriti Irani, Minister for Textiles, will hold additional charge of the important Information and Broadcasting Ministry, the government has announced on Tuesday.
The Prime Minister’s Office, in a tweet, informed about the decision of the government.
The additional charge of the Ministry of I&B has been given to @smritiirani.
— PMO India (@PMOIndia) July 18, 2017
Senior BJP leader M Venkaiah Naidu resigned as Information and Broadcasting Minister on Monday evening after he was named as the government’s nominee for Vice President of India.
Naidu also resigned as Urban Development Minister and that ministry will now be led by Narendra Singh Tomar as an additional charge. Tomar is the Minister for Mines.
Notably, Irani’s term in Rajya Sabha, the Upper House of Parliament, ends on August 18. Elections for Rajya Sabha seats in Gujarat, the state represented by Irani, Bengal and Goa will be held on August 8.