16.1C
Delhi
Monday, January 18, 2021

Modi 2.0: No Suresh Prabhu, Jayant Sinha in cabinet

- Advertisement -

Modi 2.0: No Suresh Prabhu, Jayant Sinha in cabinetIn his known shock-and-awe style, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has dropped parliamentarians and key economic ministers in the previous NDA government like Suresh Prabhu, Jayant Sinha and Manoj Sinha.

Prabhu held key ministries like Commerce and Industry and Civil Aviation and earlier in his term was also the Railway Minister.

However, in the wake of a series of railway accidents, Prabhu had been shifted from Railways to Commerce and Industry with many considering it as demotion.

Prabhu had taken moral responsibility for the Kalinga Utkal Express train’s derailment near Khatauli in Uttar Pradesh’s Muzaffarnagar district.

He held the additional charge of Civil Aviation Ministry and took various measures to improve passenger experience. Prabhu also closely monitored the Modi government’s flagship regional connectivity scheme (RCS) and has been credited with bringing many small towns on the aviation map.

READ ALSO:  Govt of China, Chinese Embassy were donors to RGF led by Sonia Gandhi

As Commerce Minister, he successfully put a check on current account deficit but could not push exports.

A member of upper house Rajya Sabha, Prabhu was minister in Vajpayee government too.

Trained as chartered accountant, Prabhu had been the blue-eyed boy of late Shiv Sena Suremo Balasahab Thackeray and enjoyed the confidence of Vajpayee.

Not just Prabhu, but even his colleague Jayant Sinha in the Rajiv Gandhi Bhawan, which houses the Civil Aviation Ministry, did not find a place in the new cabinet.

After a successful professional career in global majors like McKinsey & Company, Sinha, son of former Finance Minister Yashwant Sinha in the Vajpayee government, contested the 2014 general elections from Hazaribagh constituency of Jharkhand.

READ ALSO:  Sonia demands free food grains for poor till Sept

He won with a healthy margin and was sworn-in as MoS Finance in 2014. Later in his term, he was made the MoS Civil Aviation, where he was instrumental in implementing the RCS UDAN scheme.

He has also been credited to bring in technology enabled digital ecosystem for the aviation sector to make overall air travel experience easier for millions of passengers.

READ ALSO:  PM Modi reviews Covid research and vaccine ecosystem

Thsi time around too, Sinha retained his Lok Sabha constituency seat of Hazaribagh in the general elections.

Besides, the high-profile, Minister of Communications (Independent Charge) and Minister of State (MoS) for Railways in the previous government, Manoj Sinha was also dropped.

IANS

India Updates
India Updates is an independent news & Information website. Follow us for regular updates on News and Information.

Follow Us On

Related News

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Trending Topics In India

Covid 19 India Updates

Trending News In India

Trending Showbiz

Trending Sports

Latest Trending News In India

Juhi Chawla on WhatsApp: When anything is free, your freedom is the price

Mumbai, Jan 18 (IANS) Juhi Chawla on Monday took a jibe at social networking platforms WhatsApp and Facebook at a time when millions of...

Arm-twisting tactics won’t work: Punjab CM again warns Centre

Chandigarh, Jan 18 (IANS) Condemning the NIA notices issued to several farmers and their supporters amid the anti-farm laws agitation, Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder...

‘Vaccine won’t kill you’: AIIMS Director allays fears

New Delhi, Jan 18 (IANS) AIIMS Director Randeep Guleria on Monday allayed apprehensions about the coronavirus vaccines and assured that the side-effects will not...

We will not quarrel, but celebrate R-Day: Farmer leader Rakesh Tikait

Ghazipur, Jan 18 (IANS) The farmers protesting against the new Central farm laws have announced a 'Tractor March' on Republic Day. On Monday, the...