Mumbaikars Have High Hopes From New Railway Minister Piyush Goyal

Mumbaikars Have High Hopes From New Railway Minister Piyush Goyal

Piyush Goyal, who was promoted to cabinet rank on Sunday, will replace Suresh Prabhu as the rail minister. The move, that came amidst a spate of accidents putting the role of Prabhu in question, did not surprise anyone.

Recalling his first days as the Power minister, Goyal said initially he had little knowledge of the sector and didn't know the "P of Power".

Pradhan's elevation was backed by the success of some of the key schemes of Modi's government - the "Give It Up" for LPG subsidies and the direct benefit transfer of the PAHAL scheme.

As the Defence Minister, Sitharaman will be a member of the crucial Cabinet Committee on Security whose members include the Prime Minister, Home Minister, External Affairs Minister and the Finance Minister.

He also described Prabhu as his elder brother and said that it is an emotional moment for him as "Prabhu is my mentor".




Raj Kumar Singh on Tuesday took over as new Union Minister of State (IC) in Ministries of Power & New & Renewable Energy here today. This is so because Goyal has just under two years' time before the 2019 General elections to deliver which includes finishing some of Modi's dream projects, while brining train accidents to the least.

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

"I am here to help him in whatever he needs, and I believe that everyone will support him as they did me", Prabhu said.

The exit of Prabhu from the railways came after last months Muzaffarnagar train accident that claimed 23 lives.

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