Bengal Elections 2021: “Indian Railways will never be privatized,” says Union Railway Minister Piyush Goyal

Union Railway Minister Piyush Goyal today attended political rally in Kharagpur, West Bengal.

On Tuesday, March 30, Union Railway Minister Piyush Goyal attended a political rally in Kharagpur, West Bengal to sought votes for the BJP candidate from the Kharagpur constituency Hiranmoy Chatterjee, who is an actor turned politician.

While addressing the rally, Union Railway Minister said, “Railway Protection Force, which was deployed on 4,600 Shramik Special trains during COVID-19 ensured smooth distribution of 2 crore food packets and 2 crore 16 lakh water bottles, therefore avoiding any untoward incident,” as quoted by ANI.


Piyush Goyal also praised the railway personnel and workers who worked even in pandemic for the smooth transportation of goods and for the travelling of people. He said, “Due to the efforts of our trackmen, maintenance, and signaling people, there has not been a single death in the last two years.”

The Union Minister assured that the Indian Railways will not be privatized and also urged people not to get caught in opposition’s propaganda. He said, “I assure you that Indian Railways is the property of the nation & people. No one can touch it, it will never be privatized. Don’t get caught in opposition’s propaganda. This is your property, it will remain yours,” as quoted by ANI.

Polling for the first phase of West Bengal election concluded on Saturday with a record voter turnout of nearly 80%. The first phase of elections concluded with 191 candidates’ future.

Bengal legislative assembly elections for 294 seats are scheduled to be held between 27th March to 29th April 2021 in 8 phases. The results for the same will be announced on 2nd May 2021.