Smriti Irani gets additional charge of Minority Affairs and Jyotiraditya Scindia of Steel Ministry

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Women and Child Development Minister Smriti Irani has been given the charge of Minority Affairs Ministry in addition to her existing portfolio.

Civil Aviation Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia has been given additional charge of the Ministry of Steel.

  • After the resignation of Ram Chandra Prasad Singh and Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi from the Union Cabinet, both the ministers have been given this additional charge.

  • Singh and Naqvi resigned from the cabinet a day before their term in the Rajya Sabha ended.

  • The President of India has accepted the resignation of Naqvi and Singh from the Union Council of Ministers, with immediate effect, under clause (2) of Article 75 of the Constitution.

  • Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi was Minority  Affairs Minister  and Ram Chandra Prasad Singh was Steel Minister in the Union Council of Ministers. 

  • Singh, who comes from an ally party in Bihar, JD(U), had sworn in as a minister in the Modi government a year ago in July 2021. 

  • There is no Muslim face in the Union Council of Ministers and 395 MPs of BJP.

  • This is also the rare occasion when there is no Muslim member in the Union Council of Ministers.

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