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Modi 2.0 Cabinet: Smriti Irani, 'giant killer' who persists until she wins

Meet the leader who defeated Congress President Rahul Gandhi in the Gandhi family pocket borough of Amethi

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Smriti Irani was administered the oath of office by President Ram Nath Kovind at the swearing-in of the new government at Rashtrapati Bhavan, New Delhi.

Meet the ‘giant killer’ who defeated Congress President Rahul Gandhi in the Gandhi family pocket borough of Amethi. She started Modi’s first term as Minister of the high-profile Human Resources Development and later held the posts in both Information and Broadcasting and Textiles, but from May 2018 onwards, only held the post of Minister of Textiles. It is said that her high-handedness rubbed many officials the wrong way, including those in the Press Information Bureau

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First Published: May 30 2019 | 8:56 PM IST

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