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Modi 2.0 Cabinet: Piyush Goyal, the policy hawk who walks the talk

Under Goyal, Railway Ministry increased the pace of infrastructure projects including track renewal and electrification. He was the architect of the communications blitzkrieg that made Modi PM in 2014

Interim Budget 2019. Piyush Goyal
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Piyush Goyal ended the Modi government’s first term as the railway and coal minister and had been interim finance minister twice, from May 2018 to August 2018, and from mid-January to mid-February 2019, in Arun Jaitley’s absence. Goyal presented the interim budget 2019-20. During his first short stint, project Shashakt was also launched, enabling banks to deal with non-performing assets before they were taken to the insolvency and bankruptcy process. Under Goyal, the Railway Ministry had increased the pace of infrastructure projects including track renewal and electrification. 

A member of the BJP, he has been representing Maharashtra in the Rajya

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First Published: May 30 2019 | 8:21 PM IST

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