National

Smriti Irani Gets Additional Charge Of I&B, Narendra Tomar Bags Urban Development

न्यूज़ वर्ल्ड इंडिया | 0
3193
| July 18 , 2017 , 16:36 IST

The Union Textile minister Smriti Irani was on Tuesday given the additional charge of the I&B ministry whereas Narendra Tomar was given the charge of the Urban Development ministry.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday gave the Information and Broadcasting portfolio to Smriti Irani, which came a day after M. Venkaiah Naidu, who was handling the Ministry, was picked to be the NDA's Vice Presidential candidate.

"M. Venkaiah Naidu has resigned from his ministerial responsibilities. The additional charge of the Ministry of I&B has been given to Smriti Irani," Modi tweeted.

Also Read: Venkaiah Naidu, Gopalkrishna Gandhi File Nominations, Officially In The Race For VP

"Additional charge of Moud_India (Ministry of Urban Development) has been given to Tomar," he said.

Smriti 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 Ms Irani, Bengal and Goa will be held on August 8.