Modi Cabinet reshuffle: The major changes

The Union Cabinet on Tuesday saw major changes with Smriti Irani moving out from HRD to Textile ministry and Arun Jaitley shedding Information and Broadcasting portfolio.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: July 21, 2016 4:33 pm
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The Union Cabinet on Tuesday saw major changes with Smriti Irani moving out from HRD to Textile ministry and Arun Jaitley shedding Information and Broadcasting portfolio.

Here are the major changes

Prakash Javadekar, who was elevated to Cabinet, gets HRD portfolio. Smriti Irani moves out from HRD Ministry to Textiles Ministry. Arun Jaitley sheds Information and Broadcasting portfolio. D V Sadananda Gowda shifted from Law Ministry to Statistics and Programme Implementation. IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad gets additional charge as Law and Justice. M Venkaiah Naidu gets Information and Broadcasting in addition to Urban Development. Anant Kumar gets Parliamentary affairs which was with M Venkaiah Naidu in addition to Chemicals and Fertilisers.

The ceremony took place at the Darbar Hall of the Rashtrapati Bhavan, where senior leaders of the BJP were present. External Affairs Minister Sushma Swarajhad earlier tweeted that she would not be able to make it due to an engagement with the Foreign Minister of Hungary.

Here are the names of those inducted today: SS Ahluwalia, Ramesh Chandappa Jigjinagi, Parshottam Rupala, MJ Akbar, Arjun Ram Meghwal, Anil Madhav Dave, Vijay Goel, Rajen Gohain, Mahendra Nath Pandey, CR Chaudhary, PP Chaudhary, Ramdas Athawale, Subhash Ramrao Bhamre, Jasvant Sinh Bhabhor, Mansukh Mandaviya, Faggan Singh Kulaste, Ajay Tamta, Anupriya Singh Patel, and Krishna Raj.

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