Major Cabinet reshuffle: Irani out of I&B ministry; Piyush Goyal gets finance ministry till Arun Jaitley recovers

PTI
Monday, 14 May 2018

This is the second time that Irani has been moved from a key ministry as she was earlier shifted from the Human Resource and Development Ministry to the relatively low-profile Textile Ministry. She remains as the Textile Minister.

New Delhi: Smriti Irani, whose tenure as the Information and Broadcasting Minister was mired in controversy, was on Monday night divested of the portfolio as Prime Minister Narendra Modi reshuffled his cabinet in which Rail Minister Piyush Goyal was given the additional charge of the Finance Ministry. 
Irani's deputy in the I and B Ministry has been given the charge of the key portfolio. 
A Rashtrapati Bhavan communique said Rathore has been assigned the independent charge as Minister of State in the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting. 
This is the second time that Irani has been moved from a key ministry as she was earlier shifted from the Human Resource and Development Ministry to the relatively low-profile Textile Ministry. She remains as the Textile Minister. 
The communique said that during the indisposition of Arun Jaitley, the portfolio of Finance and Ministry of Corporate Affairs, have been temporarily been assigned to Goyal. 
Jaitley underwent a kidney transplant on Monday and is recovering. 
S S Ahluwalia has been relieved of the charge of Minister of State in Drinking Water and Sanitation Ministry and assigned a new portfolio of Electronics and Information Technology, the communique said. 
Alphons Kannanthanam has been relieved as Minister of State in the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology. 
He continues as Minister of State for Tourism. 
 
 

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