DVS puts on brave face

DVS puts on brave face

A day after losing the Railway Ministry, D V Sadananda Gowda on Monday put on a brave face by maintaining that as a minister, his job was to implement the vision of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Gowda, who assumed charge as the law and justice minister, said there was no regret in losing the Railways Ministry as all portfolios “are important.”

“In five months, I have tried to give clean and efficient administration and I am satisfied with my work. Most of the work promised in the Railway Budget have been implemented,” he told reporters.

Asked whether his shift from the Railway Ministry to the Ministry of Law and Justice was a promotion, Gowda merely said, “It is the prerogative of the prime minister to appoint ministers.”

As law minister, he said there was a need to find a “new mechanism” to reduce the friction between the executive and the judiciary. “Two issues are there. One is regarding electoral (reforms). The other is with regard to the judiciary and executive.

This is a very vast issue that has to be dealt with in such a manner that we should find out some mechanism to work out and also see that certain the new line of thinking is there,” he said.

Gowda also said reducing the number of litigations by government agencies and weeding out obsolete laws would be his priority.

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