Trinamool Congress leader Saugata Ray on Tuesday posed this question to Goyal in the Lok Sabha while participating in a debate on the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code (Second Amendment) Bill.
“Before I start my speech, I would like to ask a question. Is Piyush Goyal a caretaker Finance Minister or a full-fledged Finance Minister,” Ray said.
Goyal was present in the House when Ray made the remark.ALSO READ | Parliament Monsoon Session: Rajiv Gandhi did not have courage to implement Assam NRC: Amit Shah
To this, Deputy Speaker M Thambidurai remarked that Goyal
has already said in his speech that Arun Jaitley is the Finance Minister.
Ray, however, pointed out that the IBC amendment bill had the name of Goyal as the Minister of Rail, Coal and Finance.
Goyal was given the additional charge of the Finance Ministry on May 14 when then Finance Minister Arun Jaitley underwent a kidney transplant operation.
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