Modi Cabinet reshuffle: Smriti Irani is the biggest loser, Piyush Goyal the star gainer
Prakash Javadekar gets HRD ministry, while the feisty Rajya Sabha MP is left with the tamer Textiles portfolio.
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Smriti Irani turned out to be the biggest loser as Prime Minister Narendra Modi orchestrated a major cabinet reshuffle on Tuesday.
Irani was shunted out of the coveted and high-profile HRD ministry, which has been only in the eye of the storm under her stewardship.Smriti Irani has been removed from HRD ministry and made in charge of Textiles.
Prakash Javdekar was announced as the HRD minister, while the environment ministry has been gifted to Anil Dave.Prakash Javadekar is the new HRD minister.
Irani, meanwhile, has been assigned the far tamer Textiles ministry.
Piyush Goyal, undoubtedly emerged as the biggest gainer, with four important portfolios in his pocket: Coal, Power, Mining and Renewable Energy.Piyush Goyal is in charge of Coal, Mining, Power and Renewable Energy.
In other high-profile loss, Arun Jaitley has been relieved of Information and Broadcasting portfolio, which has been handed over to Venkaiah Naidu, who also has the additional charge of Urban Development ministry.
Ravi Shankar Prasad, who was the minister of Communication and Information Technology has been divested and has now been assigned Law ministry.
Ananth Kumar got the Parliamentary Affairs ministry, which was hitherto under Naidu.
Arun Jaitley has however he retained the Finance and Corporate Affairs ministry.
Sadananda Gowda has been moved out of Law ministry and given the inconsequential Statistics and Programme Implementation ministry.
MJ Akbar has been declared the MoS, minister of external affairs.
Jayant Sinha who lost the post of MoS, Finance, has been assigned MoS, Civil Aviation.
The portfolios at a glance:
Rajnath Singh - Home Affairs
Sushma Swaraj - External Affairs
Arun Jaitley - Finance and Corporate Affairs
Venkaiah Naidu - Urban Development, Housing & Urban Poverty Alleviation
Venkaiah Naidu - Information & Broadcasting Nitin Gadkari - Road Transport and Highways, Shipping
Manohar Parrikar - Defence
Suresh Prabhu - Railways
Sadananda Gowda - Statistics & Programme Implementation
Uma Bharati - Water Resources, River Development & Ganga Rejuvenation
Najma Heptulla - Minority Affairs
Ramvilas Paswan - Consumer Affairs, Food & Public Distribution
Kalraj Mishra - Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises
Maneka Sanjay Gandhi - Women & Child Development
Ananthkumar - Parliamentary Affairs and Chemicals & Fertilisers
Ravi Shankar Prasad - Law & Justice, Electronics & Information Technology
JP Nadda - Health & Family Welfare
Ashok Gajapathi Raju Pusapati - Civil Aviation
Anant Geete - Heavy Industries & Public Enterprises
Harsimrat Kaur Badal - Food Processing Industries
Narendra Singh Tomar - Rural Development, Panchayati Raj, Drinking Water & Sanitation
Chaudhary Birender Singh - Steel
Jual Oram - Tribal Affairs
Radha Mohan Singh - Agriculture & Farmers Welfare
Thaawar Chand Gehlot - Social Justice and Empowerment
Smriti Zubin Irani - Textiles
Harsh Vardhan - Science & Technology, Earth Sciences
Prakash Javadekar - Human Resource Development