Suresh Prabhu Moves To Ministry Of Commerce

Lucy Hill
September 8, 2017

Union Minister Piyush Goyal is taking over his new assignment at a time Railways is battling not just an image problem but also an uphill task to transform India's largest public carrier. The move, that came amidst a spate of accidents putting the role of Prabhu in question, did not surprise anyone.

Suresh Prabhu, who lost his Railway portfolio, has been shifted within the Cabinet to the Commerce and Industry Ministry, earlier held by Sitharaman. He even came forward to tender his resignation, which was not accepted by PM Modi.

Piyush Goyal, who on Monday took office as Railway Minister, said that huge investments made in the railways in last three years will definitely lead to the development. Goyal's father had been Power Minister then.

He was sworn-in as the Cabinet Minister for Railways on November 9, 2014 under the Narendra Modi government. The Central and Western railway officials hope that Goyal will make sure several railway projects that had been piled up will finally get completed.

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"Goyalji is like my younger brother and now he will take over as new Railway Minister".

Prabhu, while speaking to the media today, said he believed Goyal would do a better job than him in the ministry.

"I am confident that he would contribute to the development of the nation", he said.

He had offered to step down after two train accidents in Uttar Pradesh last month, which were followed by two other derailments.

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