Smriti Irani takes charge of minority affairs ministry

NEW DELHI, 7 Jul: Union minister Smriti Irani on Thursday took charge of the ministry of minority affairs, a day after Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi resigned from the cabinet.
Naqvi, who held the portfolio of minority affairs, extended his wishes to Irani on taking the additional charge of the ministry.
“Your energetic & dynamic leadership will further strengthen PM Shri @narendramodi Ji’s commitment to ‘Development with Dignity’ of all sections,” Naqvi said in a tweet and posted pictures with Irani taking charge at the ministry.
President Ram Nath Kovind on Wednesday accepted the resignation of Naqvi, whose Rajya Sabha term ends on Thursday. (PTI)