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Wednesday, 19 July 2017

Venkaiah Naidu, Vice Presidential Candidate, Quits BJP And Government

M Venkaiah Naidu, the vice presidential candidate of the BJP-led ruling coalition, quit the government and BJP, calling it a "painful" task. Prime Minister Narendra Modi, top ministers, and allies were by Mr. Naidu as he completed the formalities for joining the vice presidential contest.

In preparation for his new role, 68-year-old Mr. Naidu quit his ministries. Smriti Irani will take additional charge of the Information and Broadcasting Ministry and Narendra Tomar will take charge of Urban Development.

Important Takeaways from Above News-
  • Smriti Irani is also Textiles Minister in the Government of India. 
  • Narendra Singh Tomar is also the Union Minister for Panchayati Raj, Drinking Water and Sanitation, and Housing and Urban Affairs
Source- The Hindu

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