Mamata says TMC would like to retain Railway ministry

Mamata Banerjee, who will take over the reins of power in West Bengal from Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee, said that her party would like to retain the Railway ministry.

Last Updated: May 13, 2011, 21:51 PM IST

Kolkata: Trinamool Congress supremo
Mamata Banerjee, who will take over the reins of power in West
Bengal from outgoing chief minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee,
on Friday said that her party would like to retain the Railway
ministry.

"Prime Minister will take a decision. I will be
meeting him and the Congress president Sonia Gandhi soon,"
Banerjee told a group of journalists here.

Banerjee, who is the Railway minister, said that she
would like the Trinamool Congress to retain the Railway
ministry "as we have only one cabinet berth".

"We have achieved a lot in the railway ministry and
have done a lot of good for the people. As such, we have a
legitimate claim over the Railway ministry," she said.

PTI