Tuesday, 26 September, 2017

Nirmala Sitharaman becomes Defence Minister, Piyush Goyal gets Railways

Cabinet reshuffle: Jaitley retains both portfolio Nirmala Sitharaman becomes Defence Minister, Piyush Goyal gets Railways
Kelvin Reese | 08 September, 2017, 00:51

Suresh Prabhu has been mentoring me, directing me and taking care of me for the past 20 years.

"I will also follow the track laid down by him, and hope that I will be blessed by his guidance going ahead as well", Mr. Goyal said.

The new minister said his predecessor was his mentor with whom he had worked on earlier occasions.

With swearing-in ceremony over, the Modi Cabinet has got nine new ministers and four others have been given Cabinet berth.

Both his parents have been associated with the BJP, with his father Late Vedprakash Goyal being the Union Minister of Shipping in the Atal Bihari Vajpayee.

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Piyush Goyal, who on Sunday was elevated to the rank of a Cabinet Minister in a reshuffle, was given the charge of railways while incumbent minister Suresh Prabhu was shifted to the Commerce and Industry ministry.

"I had just come from Mumbai and I didn't know the P of Power".

Speaking to journalists, Goyal said, "The focus of the Rail Ministry will continue to be safety and convenience of passengers".

Nitin Gadkari, who was holding Road Transport and Highways and Shipping, will also head the Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation Ministry.

After facing criticism following two major successive train accidents last month, Mr Prabhu had met Prime Minister Narendra Modi and offered to resign to which the PM had asked him to "wait".

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