Cabinet Reshuffle: Piyush Goyal appoints new Rail Minister and Nirmala Sitharaman as Defence Minister
Piyush Goyal has appointed as new Rail Minister and Nirmala Sitharaman has appointed as Defence Minister. Piyush Goyal succeeded Suresh Prabhu whereas Nirmala Sitharaman took charge of Defence minister from Finance Minister Arun Jaitley. Nirmala Sitharaman became the second woman to hold the post of Defence Minister after Indira Gandhi. Earllier Nirmala Sitharaman was Minister of State for Commerce and Industries, and Piyush Goyal was Minister of State for Power, Coal, New and Renewable Energy and Mines.