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Suresh Prabhu gets additional charge of civil aviation ministry

Commerce And Industries Minister Suresh Prabhu Was On Saturday Given Additional Charge Of The Civil Aviation Ministry, A Day After Ashok Gajapathi Raju's Resignation Was Accepted.

PTI | Updated on: 10 Mar 2018, 03:39:26 PM
Suresh Prabhu gets additional charge of civil aviation ministry

New Delhi:

Commerce and Industries Minister Suresh Prabhu was on Saturday given additional charge of the Civil Aviation Ministry, a day after the resignation of Ashok Gajapathi Raju of the Telugu Desam Party (TDP) was accepted by President Ram Nath Kovind, a Rashtrapati Bhavan spokesperson said.

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.”

Mr. Raju and another TDP MP Y.S. Chowdary resigned from the Council of Ministers after party supremo and Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu decided to pull out his Ministers from the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government.

Mr.Naidu took the decision after facing relentless attacks from the Opposition for “failing” to secure special category status for Andhra Pradesh. The TDP, however, continues to be a part of the NDA.

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First Published : 10 Mar 2018, 03:39:06 PM