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Smriti Irani takes charge as Union Textiles Minister
After the Cabinet expansion, former HRD minister, Smriti Irani has taken the charge of Union textiles ministry. She thanked PM Modi for giving her this opportunity of serving the textile industry.
I thank PM @narendramodi ji for giving me the opportunity to serve the country earlier in the @HRDMinistry & now in the @TexMinIndia.
— Smriti Z Irani (@smritiirani) July 6, 2016

In a series of tweets, she also thanked former textiles minister, Santosh Gangwar for his contribution to the textile sector.

Congratulated @santoshgangwar ji for his contribution to @TexMinIndia & thanked him for assuring his support as I begin my new assignment.

— Smriti Z Irani (@smritiirani) July 6, 2016

Look forward to working with officials at @TexMinIndia for strengthening the very important Textile & Apparel Sector of our country.
— Smriti Z Irani (@smritiirani) July 6, 2016

While talking to media after taking charge as textiles minister, she said, "It is PM Modi's dream to boost the textile industry. I look forward to working for it."

When she was asked, whether she would be BJP's face in the upcoming UP assembly polls, she sarcastically said, "Kuch to log kahenge, logon ka kaam hai kehna."

She had been one of the favorite ministers for media because of the various controversies that surrounded her as the HRD minister.

She tried to pin point the media for the same and said, "Yeh is baat ka sanket hai ki mai chahe kisi bhi segment mein jaaun, aapka (media) aur mera saath barkarar rahega........You (to media) all have come here in Textiles Ministry in such huge numbers probably for the first time."

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