Suresh Prabhu gets additional charge of Civil Aviation

Suresh Prabhu, Ashok Gajapathi Raju, Civil Aviation Ministry, Ashok Gajapathi Raju, Railway Ministry, Commerce Ministry, President Ram Nath Kovind, additional charge,

The Commerce Minister, Suresh Prabhu has been assigned additional charge of Civil Aviation Ministry. The post was vacated by the Telugu Desam Party’s Ashok Gajapathi Raju last week.

Raju had vacated the position to protest on the Centre’s refusal to give Andhra Pradesh “special status”. No declarations of who will take over from Raju was made at the time the PM had accepted his resignation.

The news was Tweeted by President Ram Nath Kovind’s office.

Suresh Prabhu had been shifted to the Commerce Ministry from the Railway Ministry in September 2017 after he took “full moral responsibility” for a string of rail accidents that happened under his charge.

The Commerce Ministry is the ninth Cabinet-level position that Mr Prabhu has held in his political career where he has served first Shiv Sena and then BJP.

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