Piyush Goyal is Leader of Rajya Sabha

Piyush Goyal is Leader of Rajya Sabha

Piyush Goyal. File photo

Tribune News Service

New Delhi, July 14

The BJP has selected Union Minister Piyush Goyal, who is currently the Deputy Leader of the Rajya Sabha, as the Leader of the House. He has replaced Thawarchand Gehlot, who is now the Governor of Karnataka.

BJP general secretary (organisation) BL Santhosh congratulated him, saying “his energy, connect and depth makes Rajya Sabha a more loveable place for the exchange of ideas for national good”.

Senior leader Ravi Shankar Prasad also said that “his capacity to work hard and his experience would immensely help him in this new role”.

Sources say Prime Minister Narendra Modi is very satisfied with Goyal, considered a “performer”. The prestigious new assignment has added one more feather to the cap of the Maharashtra leader who is also the Minister of Commerce & Industry, Consumer Affairs & Food & Public Distribution and Textiles.

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