Union Railway Minister Piyush Goyal today celebrates his 55 birthday. On this day, he was born in 1964 in Mumbai. On the occasion of his 55 birthday, we bring you interesting facts about the minister.
-Piyush Goyal's father Ved Prakash Goel was also among the BJP leader and was a minister in the tenure of Atal Bihari Vajpayee.
-55-year-old Piyush Goyal had also took charge of finance ministry in the absence of Arun Jaitley till the month of May-August last year and Jaitley had been on leave for kidney transplant.
-Piyush was also the BJP treasurer before he became Union Minister in the year 2014. What is special is that this term for the party was also handled by his father.
-Piyush also has a grip on the corporate houses of the country. The most special thing about it is that the BJP has not yet chosen a new treasurer.
-Goyal has also been state Bank of India from 2001 to 2004 and board member (government representative) of Bank of Baroda from 2002 to 2004.
-In the year 2016, Piyush Goyal was also a Rajya Sabha MP who had arrived in the upper house as a BJP candidate from Maharashtra.
-In the current Modi government and last Modi government, Railway minister Piyush Goyal has also served as Minister of State (independent charge) for Energy and Ministry of Coal (2014-2017) and Ministry of Mines (2016-2017).
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