BJP Senior Leaders Smriti Irani, Ravi Shankar Prasad take charge as Union Ministers

One of the biggest killers of the national polls, BJP MP from Amethi Smriti Irani on Monday took charge as the minister of Women and Child Development.

Irani had in Narendra Modi’s previous government, held the portfolios including Ministry of Human Resource Development, Textiles and Information and Broadcasting Minister.

BJP Leader and Union Minister Smriti Irani in the recently held national polls turn out to be number 1 giant killer by defeating Congress President Rahul Gandhi from Gandhi family’s bastion in Uttar Pradesh’s Amethi. Irani defeated Congress President Rahul Gandhi with a margin of over 55,000 votes.

While in another development, Ravi Shankar Prasad on Monday also took the charge of the Ministry of Law and Justice. He held the same portfolio in Narendra Modi’s previous government.

Speaking to media, Ravi Shankar Prasad said that our PM Modi always wanted to scrap old laws and we have already scrapped over 1500 of them. He, however, avoided commenting on controversial issues like Article 370, Article 35Aa and Ram Mandir Issue.

He added that strengthening of Judicial infrastructure and system will be his top priority.  Prasad has also been given a charge of Ministry of Information Technology and Ministry of Communication.

Ravi Shankar Prasad defeated Shatrughan Singh of Congress from Patna Sahib Lok Sabha Seat.

Both Smriti Irani and Ravi Shankar Prasad were administrated oath by President Ram Nath Kovind on Thursday along with PM Modi and 55 other ministers. On all 24 Cabinet Ministers, 9 Ministers of State with Independent Charge and 24 Ministers of State took the oath on Thursday.

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