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Updated: March 18, 2012 18:11 IST

Trivedi issue: Mamata to fly to Delhi

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West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee is scheduled to reach New Delhi on Sunday night and discuss the Trivedi issue with Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and other Congress leaders. File photo
The Hindu West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee is scheduled to reach New Delhi on Sunday night and discuss the Trivedi issue with Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and other Congress leaders. File photo

In an apparent bid to mount pressure for the removal of Dinesh Trivedi as Railway Minister, Trinamool Chief Mamata Banerjee is reaching Delhi on Sunday night for discussions on the issue with Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Congress leaders.

Ms. Mamata had asked the Prime Minister to sack Mr. Trivedi after he had announced hike in passenger fares in the Rail budget, and wanted him to be replaced by Mr. Mukul Roy, another minister.

During her discussions with Congress leadership, Ms. Mamata is also likely to urge the Prime Minister not to go ahead with the NCTC and seek deletion of its reference from the President’s address to Parliament. Over a dozen non-Congress chief ministers including from Gujarat, Bihar, Madhya Pradesh and Tamil Nadu, have opposed the NCTC.

The Prime Minister is expected to reply to the discussion on the Motion of Thanks to the President’s Address in the Lok Sabha on Monday.

Discussion on the Rail budget, earlier expected to commence tomorrow, may now take place on Tuesday, sources said.

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The saga of this malady would be repeated unabated so long as congress party survives on the ventilator like partnership govt,where every party stakes its high claims not only for ministerial posts alone at every opportune time and take the govt to ransom even at the small instigation.

from:  Anthony Rao.Reddy
Posted on: Mar 19, 2012 at 02:53 IST

Poor democracy. the leader had her last laugh on the democratic
principles and people are made fools.I am ashamed to call me an indian.

from:  t r subramanian
Posted on: Mar 19, 2012 at 00:30 IST

If dirty politics continues,coming new Minister or going existing Minister is not an important matter.Not alone Railways,Every department or entire country should move towards all round development.
But,current mindset of the politicians will ruin the country only

from:  Maheswar Deka
Posted on: Mar 18, 2012 at 21:26 IST

No need to replace railway minister. He should be allowed to rescue
Indian Railways .

from:  Santhosh kumar
Posted on: Mar 18, 2012 at 19:13 IST
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