No action against Trivedi, says Trinamool
Trinamool Congress on Monday ruled out any action against Dinesh Trivedi, who resigned as railway minister, saying that he has been asked to attend the parliamentary party meeting which party chief Mamata Banerjee is expected to attend.
"No. He has been asked to attend the Parliamentary Party meeting," Trinamool leader Sudip Bandhopadhyay told reporters in New Delhi. He was asked whether Trinamool will take any action against Trivedi.
He said the Prime Minister's Office had called Trivedi on Sunday and asked him to tender his resignation.
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Image: Dinesh Trivedi speaking to mediapersons outside the Parliament last week
'Trinamool would like to see UPA complete its full term'
Asked when would Banerjee's nominee Mukul Roy take over as railway minister, he said the decision will be taken at the parliamentary party meeting.
61-year-old Trivedi resigned Sunday night as railway minister ending his defiance and bringing to a close five-day drama after he incurred the wrath of Trinamool Congress for hiking passenger fares in the Railway Budget.
On the question of Trinamool pressing on amendments on the NCTC issue in the President's address, Bandhopahdhyay said the prime minister in his reply to the motion is likely to make an announcement that no further action on the proposed organisation will take place before April 16 when meeting of chief ministers will be held in Delhi.
Asked whether his party will rock the United Progressive Alliance government, he said he would like to see the government complete its full five year, and has already made it clear to the government.
Image: Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee
'Our system should be above politics'
Meanwhile, aggrieved over his resignation as railway minister after facing the wrath of Trinamool Congress leader Mamata Banerjee, Dinesh Trivedi on Monday rued that there is too much of politics in the country and that the system should be above it.
"There is too much of politics in India and India cannot survive with too much of politics on a day-to-day basis. System should be above politics and it is applicable to every ministry," Trivedi, who put in his papers last night, told mediapersons.
"If I as defence minister keep on changing generals every day then it is a body blow to the country I think we are getting behind," Trivedi, who had come to the Rail Bhavan to thank all the staff and board members for their cooperation, said.
Image: File image of Trivedi with Mamata Banerjee