Suresh Prabhu offers to resign as Railway Minister, asked to wait by Modi
Union Minister of Railways Suresh Prabhu on Wednesday offered to resign following a number of train derailment incidents.
There have been two derailments in the past five days alone. However, he was told to wait by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Prabhu said that he met Modi and took full moral responsibility for the incidents, but was asked to wait.
In a series of tweets he announced,''In less than three years as Minister, I have devoted my blood and sweat for the betterment of the Railways.''
I met the Hon'ble Prime Minister @narendramodi taking full moral responsibility. Hon’ble PM has asked me to wait. (5/5)— Suresh Prabhu (@sureshpprabhu) August 23, 2017
He further tweeted,''Under leadership of Modi, tried to overcome decades of neglect thru systemic reforms in all areas leading to unprecedented investment & milestones.
''New India envisioned by PM deserves a Rlys which is efficient and modern. I promise that is the path, on which Rlys is progressing now,'' Prabhu said in a tweet.
''I met the Hon'ble Prime Minister @narendramodi taking full moral responsibility. Hon'ble PM has asked me to wait,'' the railway minister said.
Prabhu's statements comes on a day when the Kaifiyat Express got derailed in Auraiya in Uttar Pradesh leaving over 70 people injured.
Earlier in the day, Chairman of the Railway Board AK Mittal tendered his resignation to Union Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu and sources say that the resignation has been accepted.