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Suresh Prabhu given aviation as additional charge

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Published : Mar 11, 2018, 3:45 am IST
Updated : Mar 11, 2018, 3:45 am IST

Raju’s resignation was accepted by President Ram Nath Kovind on Saturday.

 Commerce and industry minister Suresh Prabhu (Photo: PTI)
  Commerce and industry minister Suresh Prabhu (Photo: PTI)

New Delhi: Commerce and industry minister Suresh Prabhu was on Saturday given additional charge of the civil aviation ministry, two days after TDP leader Ashok Gajapathi Raju quit the Narendra Modi’s council of ministers.

Mr Raju’s resignation was accepted by President Ram Nath Kovind on Saturday.

“The President of India, as advised by the Prime Minister, has directed that Shri Suresh Prabhu, Cabinet minister, shall be assigned the charge of the ministry of civil aviation, in addition to his existing portfolio,” said the President’s Secretariat.

Mr Raju was one of the two TDP ministers, including Y.S. Chowdary, who had resigned from the council of ministers on Thursday.

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