Ministry matters

Smriti Irani takes charge of the Ministry of Minority Affairs

Union Minister Smriti Irani took over as head of the Minority Affairs Ministry on Thursday, a day after Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi resigned from the cabinet.

Naqvi, who held the minority affairs portfolio, wished Irani to take on the additional charge of the ministry.

“Your energetic and dynamic leadership will further strengthen Prime Minister Shri

@narendramodi Ji’s commitment to ‘development with dignity’ for all sections,” Naqvi said in a tweet and posted photos of Irani taking the reins of the ministry.

President Ram Nath Kovind on Wednesday accepted the resignation of Naqvi, whose term of Rajya Sabha ends on Thursday.

Irani was given the charge of the Ministry of Minority Affairs, in addition to his current portfolio as Minister of Women and Child Development.

She had thanked Modi and said she would shoulder the entrusted responsibility with full dedication and continue her determination to serve the country through the welfare of minorities.

(Only the title and image of this report may have been edited by Business Standard staff; the rest of the content is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

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