PM takes charge of finance ministry

November 30th, 2008 - 8:24 pm ICT by IANS  

Manmohan SinghNew Delhi, Nov 30 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh will hold the additional charge of the finance ministry as Finance Minister P. Chidambaram was Sunday moved to the home ministry after Shivraj Patil’s resignation.Home Minister Patil resigned earlier in the day in the wake of the massacre of 183 people in the Mumbai terrorist attack.

A press release issued by the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) said Chidambaram would look after “the portfolio of the ministry of home affairs and the prime minister shall look after the ministry of financeā€.

The prime minister is already looking after the information and broadcasting ministry after his cabinet colleague Priya Ranjan Dasmunsi suffered a heart attack last month.

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