Following I&B and Urban Development minister Venkaiah Naidu’s resignation (following his vice presidential candidacy), Smriti Irani has been given additional charges of Information & Broadcasting ministry. 

It’s a move that has left many surprised. Irani, who Rajya Sabha term ends on August 18, is currently the Union textiles minister, a position she was given in July 2016 after being removed from the more coveted Human Resources Development Ministry.

Here’s how social media reacted to this new appointment.

Her supporters were of course ecstatic!

However others criticised the move: