Trinamool puts Trivedi on notice

Last Updated: Wed, Mar 14, 2012 14:38 hrs
Indian Railways

New Delhi: Trinamool Congress today put Railway Minister Dinesh Trivedi on notice that it may replace him if he does not not roll back the hike in passenger fares proposed by him in the railway budget.

Sudip Bandopadhyay, Leader of the 19-member Trinamool group in the Lok Sabha, told PTI that a delegation of party MPs would meet Prime Minister Manmohan Singh tomorrow to press for a roll back of the fares which was opposed by the party supremo Mamata Banerjee.

The party would also move cut motion against the fare hike, he said.

"We may propose another name for railway ministry," he said.

However, Bandopadhyay hoped that Trivedi, who belongs to his party, would abide by the party directive and roll back the fare hike.

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