On Tuesday, Textiles minister Smriti Irani was given the additional charge of Information and Broadcasting ministry after M Venkaiah Naidu resigned from the post following his nomination as the NDA’s vice-presidential candidate.
Rural development minister Narendra Singh Tomar has also assumed the additional charge of urban development ministry, another portfolio that was held by Mr. Venkaiah Naidu. Continue reading
Posted in NATIONAL NEWS, New Appointments
Tagged arun jaitley, Elections, elections 2017, information and broadcasting ministry, ministers handling more than one ministry, Narendra modi, NDA, shuffling of union ministers, smriti irani, textile minister, venkaiah naidu, vice president
The Election Commission has announced that the poll for India’s next vice-president will take place on August 5. Counting will also be held on the same day. The ruling BJP and the Opposition are yet to announce their nominees for the post. Hamid Ansari’s term ends on August 10
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Source: Hindustan Times