Smriti Irani, J Scindia get additional portfolios as 2 ministers resign

Women and Child Development Minister Smriti Irani has been assigned the charge of Ministry of Minority Affairs, in addition to her existing portfolio. Civil Aviation Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia has been given the additional charge of the Ministry of Steel.

The developments come after the President accepted the resignations of  Minority  Affairs Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi and Steel Minister Ram Chandra Prasad Singh from the Union Council of Ministers.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi praised their contributions during their ministerial tenure.

President Ram Nath Kovind accepted their resignations and reassigned the Minority Affairs and Steel portfolios, which were held by Mr Naqvi and Mr Singh respectively.