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Smt. Smriti Irani takes charge as the Minister of Information & Broadcasting, in New Delhi on July 18, 2017. The Minister of State for Information & Broadcasting, Col. Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore is also seen.

Smriti Irani gets additional charge of Information and Broadcasting Ministry

New Delhi:18/7/17: 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.

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.

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