CPI(M) MP P. Rajeeve on Tuesday moved a privilege motion against Railway Minister Mamata Banerjee, charging that she misled Parliament on targets of the Ministry while presenting the Railway budget.

The Rajya Sabha member from Kerala said at a press conference that he had submitted the notice to the House stating that Ms. Banerjee made a false statement on the achievements of target while presenting the budget and repeated them while responding to his queries during the debate in the House. Pointing specific instances, he said Ms. Banerjee claimed that last year 700 km of new lines were laid, equal distance doubled, electrification of 1,000 km completed and gauge conversion of 800 km achieved, but these figures do not match with the Finance Ministry's mid-year analysis.