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Union Cabinet reshuffle: Rajyavardhan Rathore is the new I&B Minister, Piyush Goyal to handle finance ministry till the recovery of Arun Jaitley
Posted on: 15-05-2018 , 09:33:AM | DY365 Bureau

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May 15, 2018: In a a minor but significant Union Cabinet reshuffle on Monday night, Prime Minister Narendra Modi removed Smriti Irani from the Information and Broadcasting Ministry gave the portfolio to Minister of State (Independent Charge) Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore who has been MoS in the Ministry since November 2014.


Moreover, Railways and Coal Minister Piyush Goyal was given the additional charge of the Union Finance Ministry. He will hold the portfolio till Arun Jaitley recovers. Jaitley underwent a successful kidney transplant on Sunday at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi.
It may be stated that Irani will continue to hold the textiles portfolio. This is the second time that Irani has been moved from a key ministry as she was earlier shifted from the HRD Ministry to the Textile Ministry.
Meanwhile, BJP national vice-president SS Ahluwalia has been made the new Minister of State for Electronics and Information Technology.
The cabinet reshuffle was announced through a press release issued from the office of President Ram Nath Kovind.

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