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Problem will be resolved: Pranab on Trivedi issue

Last Updated: Saturday, March 17, 2012 - 21:47

Ghaziabad: Notwithstanding the pressure being
built by Trinamool Congress on Railway Minister Dinesh Trivedi
issue, government on Saturday remained evasive on the question of
removing him and appointing Mukul Roy in his place but
expressed confidence that the "problem" will be resolved.

"I can`t answer on the basis of contemplation. I can
answer the question on the basis of fact. As and when it takes
place, it will be in domain of public," Finance Minister
Pranab Mukherjee told reporters on the sidelines of a function
here when asked whether the government was contemplating
replacing Trivedi with Roy.

Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee has been pressing
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to remove Trivedi after the
Railway Budget presented by him on Wednesday proposed hike in
passenger fares.

Asked how the government would tackle the problem that has
come up with Banerjee demanding sacking of Trivedi, Mukherjee
acknowledged that "problems" have be faced while managing a
coalition government but expressed confidence that it would be
resolved.

"(In) running coalition governments, sometimes we have to
face these problem.... when coalition government is there,
definitely there are divergent political views, divergent
political approaches. We shall have to ensure these
divergences converted into convergence. That is the basic
phililosophy of coalition politics. We shall have to do that,"
he said.

"I am confident the problem which has come up will be
resolved," the senior Congress leader said.

PTI



First Published: Saturday, March 17, 2012 - 21:47

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