New Delhi, June 12: This man has indeed come a long way! Scaling heights in infrastructure development of railways and lining up new and innovative schemes, the Indian Railways definitely took a different route under the leadership of Piyush Goyal. Continuing his duty towards the country, Union Minister Piyush Goyal has been appointed as the deputy leader of Rajya Sabha.
Trusted member of the Modi government, Piyush Goyal has been appointed deputy leader to Thawarchand Gehlot, who has been appointed the Leader of Rajya Sabha. The two-time Rajya Sabha MP will be succeeding Union minister Ravi Shankar Prasad, who has been elected to the Lok Sabha.
Goyal is currently a Rajya Sabha member from of Maharashtra. He was formerly the National Treasurer of the BJP. On Tuesday, Union Minister Thawarchand Gehlot was appointed the Leader of the Rajya Sabha, a position occupied in the previous Narendra Modi-led government by senior BJP leader Arun Jaitley who has had health issues and is currently recovering.
Gehlot, the social justice and empowerment minister, is an experienced parliamentarian and a Dalit face of the saffron party.