Suresh Prabhu cleared tracks, will continue to run on those: Piyush Goyal

Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi today elavated to the cabinet rank

In his tweets, he congratulated the new ministers as well as those who had been elevated.

"I was introduced to his style of work when I worked with him for two years in the task force, and it was a fantastic experience", said the new Rail minister.

Goyal yesterday replaced Prabhu as he Union Railway Minister during the Cabinet reshuffle, possibly taking the most challenging ministry in light of several derailments in the recent past. "He (Prabhu) has worked with my father in Atal Bihari Vajpayee government", he said.

New Railway Minister Piyush Goyal said he would continue to run the Indian Railways on the tracks laid down by his predecessor Suresh Prabhu. For Goyal, the railways high operating ratio, which reflects poor financial health, will also be a matter of concern.

On the other hand, Goyal's stint as the power and coal minister has been a fruitful one, bringing in a sea change in the critical power sector.




"I had just come from Mumbai and I didn't know the P of Power".

The three new Ministers of State with independent charge are R.K. Singh (Power, New and Renewable Energy), Hardeep Puri (Housing and Urban Affairs) and K.J. Alphons (Tourism, Electronics and IT).

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

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

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