Senior BJP leader and Lok Sabha MP Smriti Irani has taken oath as a Cabinet minister at the swearing-in ceremony of the new government under Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the Rashtrapati Bhavan today (30 May).
Irani had previously served short, separate stints as the minister of human resource development and as the minister of information and broadcasting in the previous NDA government.
She has recently garnered a lot of spotlight after defeating Congress president Rahul Gandhi from his family stronghold of Amethi in the recently-concluded Lok Sabha polls.
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