From high profile to shifting to less significant Textiles portfolio, Smriti Irani is hogging the headlines since Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s big reshuffle took place.
And then just after a day of this big decision, reasons are emerging about why PM has changed the portfolios of some of the prominent faces in his council.
According to sources, one of the biggest reasons of changing Irani’s portfolio is the controversies during her tenure. And to add in it was the way she dealt with them. This is the main reason why Prakash Javadekar took over the prominent ministry.
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A source from Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) apparently revealed to NDTV that Irani was abrasive and used to generate controversies, due to which the BJP chief Amit Shah and RSS were miffed with her. Source further added that every time she was in trouble, she used to force the party to defend her.
Apart from this, Javadekar’s past experience as a student leader got added in making him perfect for the post.
On Wednesday, Irani took charge as the textile minister and while addressing media at office, she said ” you all have come here in Textiles Ministry in such huge numbers probably for the first time.”
When asked if she would be BJP face in UP assembly polls, Irani replied ” Kuch to log kahenge, logon ka kaam hai kehna.”
She further took a jibe on media by saying “mai chahe kisi bhi segment mein jaaun, aapka (media) aur mera saath barkarar rahega.”
On her role as a textile minister, she mentioned ” It is PM Modi’s dream to boost the textile industry.I look forward to working for it.”
Irani, who was once widely regarded as one of Modi’s favourites, had a controversial run as the HRD minister, with accusations of meddling with the autonomy of universities and other institutions.