Piyush Goyal appointed Leader of House in Rajya Sabha; Union minister succeeds Thaawarchand Gehlot

Goyal, a two-time Rajya Sabha MP, is currently the deputy leader of the NDA and holds various portfolios in the Cabinet including textiles, commerce and consumer affairs

Press Trust of India July 14, 2021 16:50:09 IST
Piyush Goyal appointed Leader of House in Rajya Sabha; Union minister succeeds Thaawarchand Gehlot

File image of Piyush Goyal. News18

New Delhi: Union Minister Piyush Goyal has been appointed as the leader of the house in Rajya Sabha, sources said on Wednesday.

He will succeed Thawar Chand Gahlot who has been appointed the governor of Karnataka.

The Parliamentary Affairs Ministry has intimated to the Rajya Sabha Secretariat that Goyal will be the Leader of House, the sources said.

Goyal, a two-time Rajya Sabha MP, is currently the deputy leader of the NDA and is also Union Minister in the Cabinet. He is holding charge of various ministries, including commerce and industry, food and consumer affairs, and textiles.

Prior to becoming a minister in 2014, Goyal was the treasurer of the party. He was also engaged by the BJP in poll management activities and for managing logistics during the election.

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