Union Minister Piyush Goyal has been promoted to Leader of the House in the Rajya Sabha on Wednesday, replacing Thaawarchand Gehlot.
Since 2010, Goyal has been memeber of Rajya Sabha.
Confirming the promotion, Pralhad Joshi, parliamentary affairs minister greeted Goyal on Twitter on the development.
“Congratulations to @PiyushGoyal ji on being appointed the Leader of House in Rajya Sabha. He has been entrusted by PM @NarendraModi ji with key responsibility. Wishing him continued vigour in the service to the nation,” Joshi's tweet read.
The two-time RS MP, was earlier the deputy leader of the National Democratic Alliance (NDA). Goyal also hold charges of various ministries - commerce and industry, food and consumer affairs, and textiles.