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Cabinet reshuffle: Portfolio allocation shows infrastructure in focus

08 September 2017, 12:52 | Gordon Grant

Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi & other four minister today elavated to the cabinet rank

Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi today elavated to the cabinet rank

"But I have seen Prabhu working like that 15 years ago". 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.

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.

Later, Goyal held a meeting with the Railway Board Members.

Goyal said the "culture of non-stop work" in the government was practised by Prabhu when he headed the force. With Piyush Goyal being a Mumbaikar, the citizens of the Maximum City, as well as the railway officials, are expecting better development of local trains here.

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

"For this, the country will be indebted to him, the ministry is indebted to him". Goyal will continue to head the Coal Ministry along with Railways.

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.

Prabhu had offered to quit on August 23 after back-to-back train derailments.

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