PM Narendra Modi rejigs Union Cabinet; Piyush Goyal to be Finance Minister

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New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday changed portfolios of top Union Ministers after Arun Jaitley underwent a renal transplant surgery earlier in the day.

According to the official release, issued by Press Secretay to the President Ram Nath Kovind, Railway Minister Piyush Goyal will temporarily have an additional charge of Ministry of Finance and Ministry of Corporate Affairs.

Changes in the portfolios were made by President on the advice of PM Modi.

The President directed for Sports Minister Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore to be assigned the independent charge as Minister of State in the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, which is presently held by Smriti Irani.

SS Ahluwalia, Minister of State will be relieved of the charge of Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation and assigned the portfolio of Ministry of State in the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology.

Lastly, Union Minister of State for Electronics and Information Technology, Culture, and Tourism Alphons Kannanthanam will be relieved of the charge of the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology.

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