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Suresh Prabhu gets Civil Aviation Ministry portfolio
Suresh Prabhu gets Civil Aviation Ministry portfolio
10 March, 2018

Former Railway Minister and current Commerce and Industry minister Suresh Prabhu has been allocated additional charge of the Civil Aviation Ministry, a day after the resignation of TDP's Ashok Gajapathi Raju was accepted by President Ram Nath Kovind, a Rashtrapati Bhavan spokesperson said.

In a brief communique, the spokesperson said, "The President, as advised by the Prime Minister, has directed that Suresh Prabhu, Cabinet Minister, shall be assigned the charge of the Ministry of Civil Aviation, in addition to his existing portfolio."

Suresh Prabhu started as the Railways Minister in the Narendra Modi government when it assumed office in 2014. He was shifted to the Commerce and Industry Ministry on 3 September 2017 after Piyush Goyal replaced him as the Railway Minister. Prabhu replaced Nirmala Sitharaman, who was, in turn, shifted to the Defence Ministry.

He had earlier been the Minister for Power in the Atal Bihari Vajpayee government from September 2000 to August 2002

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