Rail Minister fights for Parliament chamber
New Delhi: New Railway Minister Dinesh Trivedi is very upset about allotment of a chamber in Parliament that was used by his predecessor and party chief Mamata Banerjee to I&B Minister Ambika Soni.
The whole issue pertains to chamber number 6 in the Parliament that was allotted to Mamata when she was the rail minister. Naturally, Trivedi felt he was the natural claimant following his elevation as the Rail Minister.
However, the chamber was allotted to Ambika Soni and Trivedi’s name plate was removed, infuriating him.
He told reporters, “If this has been done as per seniority then let the senior most person takeover the Rail Ministry and the second senior most minister be allotted 7 Race Course Road.”
Last heard, the matter has been brought to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh’s notice.