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Ahead of 2019 budget, Union Railway Minister Piyush Goyal gets temporary charge of finance ministry

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 24 January 2019, 9:07 IST

Just before nine days of the interim budget, Arun Jaitley’s position as a finance minister has been given to the Union Railways Minister Piyush Goyal on a temporary basis.

Piyush Goyal will handle the temporary charge of the Finance and Corporate Affairs ministries. However, Union Minister Arun Jaitley, who is away in the US for medical treatment.

As per the sources, Jaitley has undergone for surgery and is unlikely to present the budget on 1st February.

Earlier in 2017 also Piyush Goyal had also taken the charge of Jaitley position nearly for three months when the Union finance minister underwent a kidney transplant surgery.

 

However, Arun Jaitley will be designated as Minister without portfolio during the period of his indisposition or till such time he is able to resume his work as Minister of Finance and Minister of Corporate Affairs, ANI reported.

First published: 24 January 2019, 8:50 IST
 
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