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Irani, Gowda, Rudy dropped from key Cabinet Committees

It seems that Prime Minister Narendra Modi is in a complete mood of changing his team and giving it a new shape. A week after he rejigged his Council of Ministers, the Prime Minister has now reshuffled the Cabinet Committees that are responsible for

India TV Politics Desk [ Published on: July 16, 2016 11:49 IST ]
Smriti Irani
Smriti Irani

New Delhi: It seems that Prime Minister Narendra Modi is in a complete mood of changing his team and giving it a new shape. A week after he rejigged his Council of Ministers, the Prime Minister has now reshuffled the Cabinet Committees that are responsible for taking key decisions for the government.

The Prime Minister has dropped Textiles Minister Smriti Irani from the Cabinet Committee on Parliamentary Affairs. Irani was a special invitee to the panel when she was the in-charge of HRD Ministry. She was shifted from HRD Ministry to Textiles earlier this month.

Likewise, Sadananda Gowda, who was shifted to the Ministry of Skill Development from Law Ministry in the last rejig, has been dropped from the Committees of Parliamentary Affairs and Economic Affairs. Gowda was part of both the panels when he was the Law Minister.

The Prime Minister has now roped in new Parliamentary Affairs Minister Ananth Kumar in four Cabinet Committees -- Political Affairs, Economic Affairs, Accommodation and Parliamentary Affairs.

Prakash Javadekar, who replaced Irani at the HRD Ministry, has been made a regular member of the Committee on Parliamentary Affairs. Javadekar was earlier a special invitee when he was MoS for Environment.

Newly appointed Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad has been also made a member of the Committee on Parliamentary Affairs. He has replaced Gowda.

PP Chaudhary, the new MoS for Law and Department of Electronics and IT, is a special invitee list to the Cabinet Committee on Parliamentary Affairs. MoS in PMO Jitendra Singh has been made a special invitee to the Cabinet Committee on Accommodation.

Rajiv Pratap Rudy, who was MoS for Parliamentary Affairs before the recent reshuffle, is now only in charge of skill development. He has made way for his successor SS Ahulwalia as a special invitee to the committee.

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