Union Railway Minister Sadananda Gowda presented Modi government’s first Rail Budget in Lok Sabha on Tuesday. Here is the full speech of the railway minister:
1. I rise to present before this august House the Statement of Estimated Receipts and Expenditure for 2014-15 for Railways. As I stand in this Temple of Democracy, I owe this opportunity to the people of this country who have elected us to represent them and to shape their destiny.
2. I am grateful to the Hon’ble Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi ji for having reposed his faith in me and entrusting th ishuge responsibility of leading Indian Railways. I promise to fulfill this responsibility and make every endeavour not only to lead Indian
Railways, but also aid in building a vibrant India under the dynamic leadership of Shri Narendra Modi ji
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