Piyush Goyal takes charge as Commerce and Industry Minister

Piyush Goyal takes charge as Commerce and Industry Minister

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New Delhi, May 31: Piyush Goyal took charge as Commerce and Industry Minister on Friday. Goyal took charge from the outgoing minister Suresh Prabhu.

'I have spoken to Suresh Prabhu regarding top priorities and challenges of Commerce Ministry,' he told reporters in the ministry. He said Prabhu has been senior to him and like his elder brother. 'Prabhu will guide me. It is a new ministry for me and I' ll take some time to understand it,' Goyal said.

He thanked Prime Minister Narendra Modi for reposing faith in him. Goyal has been allocated Railway Ministry apart from Commerce and Industry.

'I am blessed to have the support of my family in this journey and thank them from the bottom of my heart,' he said in a tweet earlier.

'Congratulations to all those who took oath today. This team is a blend of youthful energy and administrative experience. It has people who have excelled as Parliamentarians and those who have distinguished professional careers.  Together, we will work for India’s progress,' he tweeted on Thursday evening.