President accepts Trivedi’s resignation (Lead)March 19th, 2012 - 10:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 19 (IANS) Mukul Roy will be sworn-in Tuesday as cabinet minister to replace his party colleague Dinesh Trivedi who has resigned as railway minister, official sources said here. President Pratibha Patil accepted Trivedi’s resignation Monday night.
“The President of India, as advised by the prime minister of India, has accepted the resignation of Dinesh Trivedi from the union council of ministers, with immediate effect,” a statement issued by the president’s house said.
“The President will administer the oath of office and secrecy to Mukul Roy as cabinet minister in the council of ministers at 1000 hrs on 20 March,” the statement said.
Trivedi Sunday night tendered his resignation to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh upon the insistence of his party chief Mamata Banerjee of Trinamool Congress.
The West Bengal chief minister wants Roy to take charge as railway minister as she was miffed with Trivedi for hiking the rail fares.
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