A transition from showbiz to politics has proved fruitful for Smriti Irani, who will now hold an important ministry in the Narendra Modi-led government, which was sworn in Monday at the Rashtrapati Bhavan.
Punjab Cabinet Minister for Jails, Tourism and Cultural Affairs Sarwan Singh Phillaur submitted his resignation from the Council of Ministers "on moral grounds" following recent reports of alleged involvement of a family member in drug trade.
In the backdrop of demands for arrest of Cabinet Minister Azam Khan in connection with the Muzaffarnagar riots, a senior SP leader on Monday said no case or FIR had been registered against him and there was no basis for his arrest.
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister and
BSP supremo Mayawati on Wednesday removed a cabinet minister and also
expelled him from the party for "his behaviour and conduct
which were adverse to the dignity of his post".
Targeting Railway Minister Mamata
Banerjee for skipping the Cabinet meeting on Jharkhand on Tuesday,
CPI(M) said she was a minister of the entire country and not
of any particular constituency or state.