In major reshuffle, Modi replaces Irani with Javadekar, gives Prasad law

In major reshuffle, Modi replaces Irani with Javadekar, gives Prasad law

Submitted by Editor on Tue, 2016-07-05 23:57 New Delhi: In the first major reshuffle of his over-two-year-old government, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday sprang a major surprise when he replaced his onetime trusted lieutenant and Human Resource Development Minister Smriti Irani and brought in former Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar in her place. The four major portfolios of Home (Rajnath Singh), Sushma Swaraj (External Affairs), Arun Jaitley (Finance) and Manohar Parrikar (Defence) were left untouched, but Ravi Shankar Prasad was divested of Communications and allotted Law while Parliamentary Affairs has been taken away from M. Venkaiah Naidu. Naidu however has been given additional charge of the I