Piyush Goyal made leader of the House in the Rajya Sabha
Commerce and textiles minister Piyush Goyal was on Wednesday made the leader of the House in the Rajya Sabha, a post the late Arun Jaitley used to hold.
Goyal was already deputy leader of the House and was promoted after the post fell vacant because of the recent appointment of Thawar Chand Gehlot as governor of Karnataka.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi is the leader of the House in the Lok Sabha.
Goyal lost the railways portfolio in the recent cabinet shuffle and was given charge of the textiles ministry instead in addition to commerce.
In his new House assignment, Goyal will be tested during the monsoon session beginning on July 19 as the Opposition is gearing up to corner the government over Covid-19 mismanagement and the sliding economy.