Human Resource Development
Smriti Irani (born 23 March 1976) is an Indian politician and former model, television actress and producer. She represents the Bharatiya Janata Party and is the incumbent Minister of Human Resource Development of Government of India.In early 2010, Irani was appointed as the National Secretary of BJP and on 24 June, she was appointed as All India President of the BJPs womens wing, BJP Mahila Morcha. In August 2011, she was sworn in as a Member of Parliament from Gujarat to the Rajya Sabha. Irani contested the 2014 general elections against Rahul Gandhi in Amethi, Uttar Pradesh. She lost the election by a margin of 1.07 lakh votes. However, she gave a tough fight to Rahul Gandhi who managed to win by only third of his margin compared to all previous elections. Margin of Rahul Gandhi is substantially reduced from 3.70 lakhs votes in 2009 to 1.07 lakh votes in 2014. On 26 May 2014, Prime Minister Narendra Modi made her the Minister of Human Resource Development in his cabinet. At 38, she is the youngest member of the cabinet.