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Commerce Minister Suresh Prabhu gets additional charge of civil aviation ministry

The development comes a day after resignation of Telugu Desam Party's Ashok Gajapathi Raju was accepted by President Ram Nath Kovind.

Edited by: India TV News Desk, New Delhi [ Updated: March 10, 2018 14:36 IST ]
File photo of Commerce Minister Suresh Prabhu.
File photo of Commerce Minister Suresh Prabhu.

Commerce Minister Suresh Prabhu has been assigned additional charge of civil aviation ministry, Rashtrapati Bhavan spokesman said.

The development comes a day after resignation of Telugu Desam Party's Ashok Gajapathi Raju was accepted by President Ram Nath Kovind.

In a brief communique, the spokesperson said, "The President, as advised by the Prime Minister, has directed that Suresh Prabhu, Cabinet Minister, shall be assigned the charge of the Ministry of Civil Aviation, in addition to his existing portfolio." 

Raju and another Telugu Desam Party (TDP) MP YS Chowdary had resigned from the council of ministers after party supremo and Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu decided to pull out his ministers. 

Naidu took the decision after facing relentless attacks from the opposition for "failing" to secure special category status for Andhra Pradesh. 

 

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