July, 2011: Minister of State in Railway, Mukul Roy openly defied Prime Minister's directive to visit a train accident site in Assam, and instead chose to accompany his party chief, Trinamool Congress leader Mamata Banerjee to Jangalmahal.
October, 2011: During the inauguration of the AC double-decker train at Howrah, then rail minister Dinesh Trivedi, ended his speech hailing the Indian Railways. But Mukul Roy chose to close his speech with - 'Mamata Banerjee Zindabad'.
February, 2012: Roy was 15 minutes late to join Home Minister Chidambaram during the inauguration of the NSG hub. Although, when it comes to party meeting, anyone will vouch for his punctuality.
This is Didi's most 'trusted man' and India's new Union Railway Minister, Mukul Roy, in snapshots.
Text: Probal Basak, Business Standard