PM reshuffles cabinet; Irani removed as I&B Minister

NEW DELHI: Smriti Irani, whose tenure as the Information and Broadcasting Minister was mired in controversy, was tonight divested of the portfolio as Prime Minister Narendra Modi reshuffled his cabinet in which Rail Minister Piyush Goyal was given the additional charge of the Finance Ministry.

Irani’s deputy in the I&B Ministry has been given the charge of the key portfolio.

A Rashtrapati Bhavan communique said Rathore has been assigned the independent charge as Minister of State in the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting. (AGENCIES)

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