Piyush Goyal replaces Thaawar Chand Gehlot as leader of House in Rajya Sabha | India News

NEW DELHI: Union minister for commerce, consumer affairs and food and textiles Piyush Goyal will replace Thaawar Chand Gehlot as the leader of House in Rajya Sabha, signalling the induction of a younger leader for the role usually handled by veterans.
Goyal was the deputy leader when Gehlot, who has been appointed as governor of Karnataka, was the leader of the House. Prior to becoming a minister in 2014, Goyal was BJP treasurer, a post held by his father VP Goyal. He was also engaged in poll management activities.
As deputy leader of the House of Elders, Goyal has been an effective floor manager and played a role in passage of key legislations.
“Hearty congratulations to Piyush Goyal on being appointed as the Leader of the House in Rajya Sabha. I am sure Piyush bhai will become the strong voice of BJP… with his dedication, strength and energy and he will give more strength to PM Modi’s resolve for welfare of the poor,” home minister Amit Shah tweeted.

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