PM Modi takes charge of Aviation Ministry after Ashok Gajapati Raju resigns


Raju belonged to the Telugu Desam Party (TDP), the ruling party in Andhra Pradesh which has Chandrababu Naidu as its chief-minister. Soon after Raju resigned, the Civil Aviation portfolio was allotted to Prime Minister Narendra Modi as an interim arrangement. The TDP, however, has not quit the NDA entirely.

He was replaced by Piyush Goyal as the Railway Minister when he himself was shifted to the Commerce and Industry Ministry on 3 September 2017.

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President Ram Nath Kovind on Friday accepted the resignation of union minister of civil aviation Ashok Gajapathi Raju and union minister of state for science and technology Y S Chowdary (R).

The Commerce and Industry Minister highlighted the opportunity for partnerships between India and France across various areas. "Further, as advised by the Prime Minister, The President has directed that the work of the Ministry of Civil Aviation will be looked after by the Prime Minister".

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Last year, the Union Cabinet headed by Prime Minister Modi also approved the principle stake sale of Air India, the state-owned national airline. He was heading the Civil Aviation ministry. As Civil Aviation Minister, Prabhu's most pressing concern will be the disinvestment of national carrier Air India. Meanwhile suddenly, after Arun Jaitley reiterating that special status can not be given to Andhra Pradesh, the two NDA alliance partners have confronted to the extent where the equation can not be repaired anytime soon.

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