Modi’s big shock to Smriti Irani

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday temporarily assigned charge of the ministries of finance and corporate affairs to railway minister Piyush Goyal till Arun Jaitely recovers from a kidney transplant, while removing Smriti Irani from the I&B ministry. She is now only in charge of textiles.

 

Minister of state in the ministry Rajyavardhan Rathore has been given full charge of the I&B ministry.

 

In a statement, the government said, “During the period of indisposition of Shri Arun Jaitley, minister; the portfolios of minister of finance and minister of corporate affairs held by him, be temporarily assigned to Shri Piyush Goyal, in addition to his existing portfolios.”

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