New Delhi: With Mamata Banerjee breathing fire, Trinamool Congress, Thursday, appears to have made up its mind to derail Dinesh Trivedi from Rail Bhavan.
Making the party’s stand clear, party spokesperson Sudip Bandyopadhyay said, “Mamataji and Trinamool wants that the increase in rail fares be rolled back. Trinamool believes in the principle of Maa, Maati, Manush.”
Bandyopadhyay slammed Trivedi for ‘unilaterally deciding on a hike in fares’, he said, “Pranab Mukherjee is going to present the budget tomorrow. Wouldn’t he consult the Prime Minister…Sonia Gandhi?”
When asked to confirm whether the party has sought Dinesh Trivedi’s resignation, Bandyopadhyay said, “He (Trivedi) is an individual, he represents TMC, Trinamool Party is of the view that he should not be the rail minister.”
“We are not bothered about such a situation, we are taking it easily,” he added.
Interestingly, Dinesh Trivedi, on the other hand, is saying that he has not been asked to put in his papers yet.
Although the picture is hazy at the moment, but it is more or less clear that Trivedi will have to quit for angering his party boss. As per reports, Pranab Mukherjee is talking to Mamata to make her go soft on Trivedi.