New Delhi, May 11 (IBNS) Union Communications and Information Technology Minister Kapil Sibal is all set to get the additional charge of the Law Ministry while Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways CP Joshi will handle the Railway portfolio, announced the President's Secretariat on Saturday.
Both Joshi and Sibal will take charge of these portfolios in addition to their current ministries.
In a press communique, the President´s Secretariat said: "The President of India, as advised by the Prime Minister, has accepted the resignation from the following members of the Council of Ministers with immediate effect: 1.Shri Pawan Kumar Bansal; and 2. Shri Ashwani Kumar."
"Further, as advised by the Prime Minister of India, the President has directed that the additional charge of the Ministry of Railways and the Ministry of Law and Justice shall be given to Dr. C. P. Joshi and Shri Kapil Sibal respectively," it said.
The move was made after Kumar and Bansal tendered their resignations to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Friday giving in to intense opposition pressure.