Manmohan Singh holds additional charge of I B

November 11th, 2008 - 8:00 pm ICT by IANS  

New Delhi, Nov 11 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh will hold charge of the information and broadcasting ministry during the period of sickness of Priyaranjan Dasmunsi.A press communiqué issued Tuesday by Rashtrapati Bhavan also said Dasmunsi will continue to hold the rank of a Minister in the Cabinet, without portfolio.

Dasmunsi’s continuing ill-health has prevented him from attending office after the severe heart attack he suffered in early October.

During the short week of parliament last month minister of state for external affairs Anand Sharma had been given temporary additional charge of Minister of State (MoS) Information and Broadcasting (IB).

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