Piyush Goyal gets Railways, Prabhu shifted to Commerce and Industry

Sep 03 02:05 PM

Speaking to media after assuming his office, Singh said that there is lot of dynamism in both the Power & Renewable Energy Ministries which will be continued.

"It is a very emotional day for me". There is no clarity yet on who will take up the job.

The 53-year-old Bharatiya Janata Party man is likely to be elevated as the Railway Minister, a prestigious portfolio in Narendra Modi's cabinet.

Bharatiya Janata Party leaders Piyush Goyal and Nitin Gadkari, who have won praise for their performance in the roads and power sectors, were on Sunday tasked with more responsibilities in reinforcing infrastructure. He has prepared a roadmap for the railways.




He has now been appointed the Minister of Commerce and Industry.

The Minister said Mr. Prabhu, who was present when he officially took charge, had been his mentor for nearly 20 years, guiding him in his previous tenure as the Power, Coal, New and Renewable Energy and Mines Minister as well.

Goyal will replace Suresh Prabhu who had offered to resign in the wake of a string of train accidents. Suresh Prabhu has been mentoring me, directing me and taking care of me for the past 20 years.

Later, Goyal held a meeting with the Railway Board Members. The officials say that Goyal can help frame a policy at a central level and also inspect local station and improve facilities for commuters travelling in local trains.

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