Piyush Goyal, Minister of Railway and Minster of Coal also gets an additional charge in Finance and Corporate Affairs. In the absence of Finance minister Arun Jaitley Railway Minister Piyush Goyal given with Finance and Corporate affairs ministry. Arun Jaitley moved to the United States for medical treatment on January 19th. Jaitley has undergone soft tissues cancer surgery last week. An official release from the Rashtrapati Bhavan Wednesday said the President, as advised by Prime Minister that during the period of Jaitley’s indisposition, the portfolios of the minister of finance and the minister of corporate affairs, held by him, be temporarily assigned to Goyal, in addition to his existing portfolios.
Since Budget come ahead of the General Election 2019 BJP might have planned for bigger announcements in the upcoming 2019 Budget. 2019 Budget was expected to be a keystroke for BJP 2019 General election. Interim finance minister Piyush Goyal will be in charge of presenting the key budget to the nation