Cabinet reshuffle, Piyush Goyal takes over as interim Finance ministry & Rajyavardhan Singh handed I&B ministry

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Cabinet reshuffle, Piyush Goyal takes over as interim Finance ministry & Rajyavardhan Singh handed I&B ministry

In a sudden cabinet reshuffle, Minister of Railways Piyush Goyal has been given the additional charge of Union Finance Ministry till Arun Jaitley recovers. Arun Jaitley underwent a successful kidney transplant today at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences in New Delhi.

Also, Smirti Irani has been moved out of Ministry of Information and Broadcast. She will be only taking care of the Textile ministry.

Instead, Rajyavardhan Rathore has been given the helm of Information and Broadcast ministry with independent charge. Earlier in 2014, Rathore was sworn-in as the Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting.

BJP National Vice President SS Ahluwalia has been made the new Minister of State for Electronics.

The reallocation of portfolios was declared through a press release by President Ramnath Kovind.