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Arun Jaitley undergoes successful renal surgery

Arun Jaitley undergoes successful renal surgery

Smriti Irani has been replaced by Rajyavardhan Rathore as the Information and Broadcasting minister.

Piyush Goyal to assume additional charge of Finance Ministry till Arun Jaitley recovers from his operation.

Goyal will also take over the corporate affairs portfolio held by Arun Jaitley, who underwent a kidney transplant surgery on Monday.

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The last big reshuffle in Prime Minister Narendra Modi's cabinet took place in September, when Nirmala Sitharaman was given charge of the defence portfolio and Piyush Goyal took over Railways from Suresh Prabhu. Earlier in 2014, Rathore was sworn-in as the Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting.

Smriti Irani will now only handle the Textile Ministry. In July 2016, the Centre removed her as human resources minister.

"I'm happy to hear that Jaitley ji's kidney transplant surgery today at AIIMS went well". Jaitley had confirmed last month that he was being treated for kidney-related problems. Alphons Kannanthanam relieved of charge of MoS in Ministry of Electrionics and Information Technology. "SS Ahluwalia assigned the portfolio of MoS in Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology, relieved of his charges of MoS in Ministry of Drinking Water & Sanitation". Jaitley, 65, who has been mostly working from home since early April, was admitted to the hospital on Saturday.


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