Railroad Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw kisses engineer upon finding out they are alumni of the same college | Latest India News


Ashwini Vaishnaw, who took office as Union Minister of Railways on July 8 after the cabinet reshuffle, was seen kissing an engineer from the Indian Railways Signaling Department after discovering that ‘they both belonged to MBM Engineering College in Jodhpur.

In a video clip, the new minister can be seen kissing a railroad employee, after someone from the ministry points out that they are both from the same college. Vaishnaw can be heard saying “Come on, let’s kiss”.

Vaishnaw, a former Indian Administrative Services Officer in the 1994 batch, graduated with a B.Tech degree from MBM Engineering College in Jodhpur and M.Tech degree from Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur. He is also an alumnus of the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania.

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Vaishnaw also explained how the juniors at his college called their elders “bosses,” and jokingly asked his former college mate to refer to him as the boss. “You should call me boss from today,” the minister joked.

Vaishnaw, 51, will also head the departments of Electronics and Information Technology and Railroad Communications. He built an illustrious career working for General Electric Co. and Siemens AG before becoming an entrepreneur. After venturing into politics, he was elected to the Rajya Sabha and also served in the administration of Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee.

His classmate from Wharton, Nipun Mehta, who is the CEO of a fintech startup, Ula, only praised his teammate. He told Bloomberg that “Ashwini was one of the brightest people in my MBA class at Wharton. He was older than most of us and had accomplished so much before coming to Wharton, so the class learned a lot from him, ”


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