PM Modi gives Suresh Prabhu additional-charge of Civil Aviation Ministry
Commerce and Industries minister Suresh Prabhu was given additional charge of Civil Aviation Ministry, a day after President Kovind accepted the resignation of TDP's Ashok Gajapathi Raju. A spokesperson said, "The President, as advised by the Prime Minister, has directed that Suresh Prabhu, Cabinet Minister, shall be assigned the charge of the Ministry of Civil Aviation, in addition to his existing portfolio." Here's more.
Move follows resignation of TDP ministers from NDA government
Raju and another TDP MP YS Chowdary had resigned from the council of ministers after the party supremo, and Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu decided to pull out his ministers. Naidu took the decision after facing relentless attacks from the opposition for "failing" to secure special category status for Andhra Pradesh. TDP, however, continues to be a part of the NDA.