Minority Affairs Minister Najma A Heptulla and Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises Minister G M Siddeshwara have resigned from their posts in Union Cabinet. While Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi elevated to Independent Charge of the Minority Affairs ministry, Babul Supriyo is being given the charge of the Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises ministry.
According to an official statement from Rashtrapati Bahwan, “The President of India, as advised by the Prime Minister, has accepted the resignation of members of the Union Council of Ministers, with immediate effect including Dr Najma A Heptulla and G M Siddeshwara.
Further, as advised by the Prime Minister of India, the President has directed that Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi, Minister of State, shall be assigned the Independent Charge of the Ministry of Minority Affairs.
Also, Babul Supriyo, Minister of State shall be relieved of the charge of Minister of State in the Ministry of Urban Development, and Minister of State in the Ministry of Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation; and shall be assigned the portfolio of Minister of State in the Ministry of Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises.