New Delhi: Trinamool Congress' Mukul Roy will be sworn-in on Tuesday as Cabinet minister to replace his party colleague Dinesh Trivedi, who has resigned as Railway Minister.
Roy, Minister of State for Shipping, would take the oath of office and secrecy this morning as Cabinet minister, the sources said.
Trivedi had to resign after TMC chief Mamata Banerjee opposed the hike in passenger fares announced by him in the Rail Budget presented to Parliament last week.
Banerjee had written to the Prime Minister that Trivedi should be replaced by Roy.
Trivedi sent his resignation to the PM on Sunday evening.
First Published: Tuesday, March 20, 2012, 08:55