Published On : Wed, Aug 23rd, 2017

Will Nitin Gadkari replace Prabhu as Railway Minister?

Nitin Gadkari
Nagpur/New Delhi:
After Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu has taken the moral responsibility of the recent rail accidents, it is being anticipated that he might be replaced by Nitin Gadkari, Union Minister for Road Transport, Highways and Shipping from the position.

Prabhu had offered to resign from the position taking the responsibility of accidents when he had been suggested by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, to wait. With a cabinet shuffle already to be conducted, it is highly possible that Gadkari will be handed over additional charges of the Railway ministry, as is being claimed in several media reports.

According to sources, talks of a joint infrastructure ministry has re-emerged as well. The new ministry, it is being said, might be created combining shipping, highways, and railways or civil aviation and railways.

“I met the Honorable Prime Minister taking full moral responsibility. Honorable PM has asked me to wait. I am extremely pained by the unfortunate accidents, injuries to passengers and loss of precious lives. It has caused me deep anguish,” Prabhu had tweeted after meeting the PM.