Cabinet Reshuffle: The rise and rise of Piyush Goyal

Senior Congress leader Abhishek Manu Singhvi. PTI file

While speaking on Piyush Goyal as his successor, Prabhu said the former is like younger brother to him and Goyal will bring a new thinking and would be successful. Nine new faces - Hardeep Singh Puri, RK Singh, Shiv Pratap Shukla, Alphons Kannanthanam, Satyapal Singh, Ashwini Kumar Choubey, Gajendra Singh Shekhawat, Anant Kumar Dattatreya Hegde and Virendra Kumar - took oath as Ministers of State in a small ceremony held at Rashtrapati Bhawan.

On August 19, 23 people were killed and over 200 injured when 13 coaches of a train derailed near Muzaffarnagar, Uttar Pradesh. While it remains to be seen, the corridors of power are rife with the rumours of Goyal being given the charge of the Railways ministry. Railways accepted that accident happened due to negligence of its own staff. Prabhu had offered to quit the same day but was asked to wait by the prime minister. "Wishing you all a great life", Prabhu tweeted.

"Welcoming my long time dear friend, colleague Piyush Goyal to Railway Ministry". He was BJP's Information Communication Campaign Committee and managed the publicity and advertising campaign of the party including the social media outreach.

Goyal, a Chartered Accountant by profession, has been articulate in defending the Narendra Modi government specially after the demonetisation decision.

"It is a very big responsibility", said Sitharaman.

"My dear friends, many request me to reply their grievances and be in touch".

Related:

Comments

Latest news

North Korea shaken by strong tremor, which could signal a weapons test
It means this latest device was about five times larger than the bomb dropped on the Japanese city of Nagasaki in World War II. This is the country's sixth nuclear weapons test since Donald Trump took office in January. -South Korea security alliance.

WWII beta increases the level cap and adds new weapons
We've addressed Hitmarker feedback for November, and we're considering flinch adjustments as well. PDT", Microsoft's Mike Nelson writes .

Madonna confirms she has moved to Lisbon
The singer has been teasing fans about her move ever since March, when sources revealed that she had been house hunting in Portugal .

Has $25.69 Million Position in Procter & Gamble Company (The) (NYSE:PG)
A month ago, they told us to expect earnings of US$1.15 per share while three months ago their EPS consensus estimate was US$1.14. Homrich & Berg increased its stake in Exxon Mobil Corp (XOM) by 22.02% based on its latest 2016Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC.

Westpac Banking Corp Raises Position in Scripps Networks Interactive, Inc (SNI)
Scripps Jimmy R . sold $13.93 million worth of Scripps Networks Interactive , Inc. (NASDAQ:SNI) rating on Wednesday, December 2. Gateway Advisers Ltd Liability Corp has 0.01% invested in Scripps Networks Interactive , Inc. (NASDAQ:SNI) on Monday, March 20.

Other news