RK Singh Takes Over As New Power & New Renewable Energy Minister

Sep 03 01:45 PM

Sep 03 01:45 PM

"But I have seen Prabhu working like that 15 years ago". "From time to time we have had the chance to work together", said Goyal, whose formal taking over was attended by Prabhu at Rail Bhavan. On Sunday, after the reshuffle, Prabhu said he was hopeful that Goyal will take forward "Modi's dream" to have a functional Railways system at par with major worldwide powers.

Piyush Goyal, who was promoted to cabinet rank on Sunday, will replace Suresh Prabhu as the rail minister.

Later, Goyal held a meeting with the Railway Board Members. According to the reports, Piyush Goyal is slated to be the next railways minister.

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.

He played a major role during the 2014 general elections in India which elevated the BJP to power.

An infrastructure expert said on condition of anonymity that Gadkari had received charge of the river development ministry to smooth the way towards development of national waterways and the ambitious plan of inter-linking rivers.

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

Prabhu was shifted to the commerce and industry ministry, while Pradhan and Naqvi retained their portfolios of Oil and Gas and Minority Affairs respectively.

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