Union Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu takes charge of aviation ministry

File photo of Suresh Prabhu. Photograph:( Others )

WION Web Team Delhi, India Mar 12, 2018, 09.06 AM (IST)

Union Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu took additional charge of Civil Aviation Ministry earlier today. After taking charge as the Civil Aviation Minister, Prabhu noted the significance of the aviation industry in job creation. 

"Aviation industry played an integral role in creating jobs. What you've seen is a trailer of 'vikas' (development), under PM Modi's leadership sky isn't the limit. Hope media will be our co-passenger so that we can together have a safe landing," the minister noted. 

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Union Civil Aviation Minister's office went vacant after TDP's Ashok Gajapathi Raju resigned in the wake of TDP's fallout from the NDA-led alliance.

President Ram Nath Kovind then directed Suresh Prabhu to take charge of the aviation ministry in addition to his existing portfolio. 

Telugu Desam Party ministers resigned from the council of ministers after party chief and Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu decided to pull out from the NDA alliance.