Trivedi issue: Mamata Banerjee arrives in Delhi

Last Updated: Sunday, March 18, 2012 - 23:43

Kolkata/New Delhi: In an apparent bid to
mount pressure for the removal of Dinesh Trivedi as Railway
Minister, Trinamool Chief Mamata Banerjee reached Delhi on Sunday for discussions on the issue with Prime Minister
Manmohan Singh and Congress leaders.

Mamata had asked the Prime Minister to sack Trivedi after
he had announced hike in passenger fares in the Rail budget,
and wanted him to be replaced by Mukul Roy, another minister.

During her discussions with Congress leadership, Mamata
is also likely to urge the Prime Minister not to go ahead with
the NCTC and seek deletion of its reference from the
President`s address to Parliament. Over a dozen non-Congress
chief ministers including from Gujarat, Bihar, Madhya Pradesh
and Tamil Nadu, have opposed the NCTC.

The Prime Minister is expected to reply to the discussion
on the Motion of Thanks to the President`s Address in the Lok
Sabha tomorrow.

Discussion on the Rail budget, earlier expected to
commence tomorrow, may now take place on Tuesday, sources
said.

PTI



First Published: Sunday, March 18, 2012 - 18:08

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