Jana Krishnamurthi handed over the charge to Naidu ahead of the reshuffle of the Union Council of Ministers slated for Monday evening. Krishnamurthi is likely to be accommodated in the Union ministry.
Coincidentally, July 1 is Naidu's 53rd birthday.
Central office bearers of the party had a meeting before Naidu was entrusted with the new assignment.
Deputy Prime Minister L K Advani, HRD Minister Murli Manohar Joshi, several Union ministers and senior party leaders were present on the occasion.
Naidu, Jaitley too put in papers
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