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#ByeByeSmriti: Twitter has last laugh as Smriti Irani gets sidelined

Smriti Irani was shifted from the key HRD ministry to the Textiles portfolio and replaced by Cabinet minister Prakash Javadekar after the cabinet reshuffle of the Union Council of Ministers. Considering how everyone loved to hate the Irani and her controversial decisions, the Twitterati had a field day with this announcement.

Whether it was the amusing portfolio option, the ‘dear’ fiasco and the aunty outrage, no slur was spared. Social media denizens took this opportunity to take a few jabs at Javadekar as well. Some even dismissed the whole cabinet expansion as a vote-garnering exercise.

The conversations also included the much-discussed JNU row and the suicide of Rohith Vemula controversy. Many tweets also claimed that the BJP was saving face by moving Smriti to this less significant portfolio.

Smriti also received some support from a minority of the social media populace, with many stating that there is potential in the textiles portfolio and that she could even be a key face in BJP’s UP campaign. Whether Smriti was affected by this announcement or not remains to be seen, but she promptly deleted her HRD minister tag from Facebook and Twitter nonetheless.

Here’s the best of all the social media reactions to the reshuffle:


Updated Date: Jul 06, 2016 12:32 PM

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