Smriti Irani gets I&B Ministry; NS Tomar given urban development

Prime News, National, New Delhi, July 18:- Textiles Minister Smriti Irani was today given the additional charge of the Information and Broadcasting Ministry after M Venkaiah Naidu resigned from the Cabinet to contest the Vice-Presidential poll.

The portfolio of urban development, which too was with Naidu, was given to Narendra Singh Tomar, Minister for Social Justice and Empowerment, the PMO said.

The BJP had on Monday decided to field Naidu as NDA’s candidate for the post of Vice President.

–(NGB, Inputs: Agencies)

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